Animated adventure from the director of Ice Age and Robots
Made by Hitchcock as a way of completing his contract with British International Pictures, his lack of enthusiasm for the project shows. It's a soppy, ineffectual musical that focuses on Strauss's frequently thorny relationship with his musically precocious son, which slides further into rivalry as his flesh and blood's talent manifests itself further.
Leading man Gwenn does his best with the material, but even he can't distract us from the unmemorable songs ('Blue Danube' excepted) and daft dialogue.
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray experiments with James Franco's ambitious split screen adaptation of William Faulkner's Nobel Prize winning impressionistic stream of consciousness novel, As I Lay Dyin
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray catches an early morning screening of the new film from prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike... [caption id="attachment_2409" align="alignnone" width="508"] Shield