Cannes: The Sea of Trees review

Matthew McConaughey has been doing better than ever of late, with films such as Killer Joe, Dallas Buyers Club and television’s True Detective rightly winning him praise from critics and audiences alike. While this trend is bound to continue with Gus Van Sant’s latest, The Sea of Trees, McConaughey’s performance is the only thing in this patronising catastrophe that’s worthy … Read more

Interstellar review

Interstellar opens with the introduction of a farm, and the imagery brings to mind such middle-of-the-road fare as Field of Dreams and the TV adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand. There’s nothing in this sequence that even approaches the bleak beauty of John Steinbeck or the great dustbowl poets of the Great Depression, though that would seem … Read more