Four Lions vs. Paradise Now

Philip French's review of Four Lions in the Observer today mentions the Golden Globe award-winning 2005 Palestinian film, Paradise Now. An excellent comparison, and one that didn't occur to me at all. Paradise Now is about two young Palestinian men who become suicide bombers targeting Israel. It's better than Four Lions, yes, but it's also doing [...]

So, Slumdog Millionaire’s quite good…

As ever, a multitude of spoilers lie within, read on at your peril... When I went to the launch of the London Film Festival, waaay back in September last year, I mentioned Slumdog Millionaire on this blog as it was the closing night film. It's been getting a ton of hits lately, thanks to all [...]