Fast & Furious 6
Director Justin Lin takes the high-speed action franchise to London, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson along for the ride
A great big lumpen mass of a movie that won a couple of Oscars (including one for Best Picture) and is studded with stars, but ultimately collapses under the weight of the clichés it carries round with it. Heston is the tough-talking square-jawed circus boss; Stewart is the mysterious clown whose make-up hides a terrible secret; Hutton and Lamour provide the sex appeal; and when you throw in a train wreck complete with marauding elephants and prowling pussycats, you've got about as much spectacle as any film needs.
It's overblown, unconvincing melodrama and may leave you wishing for some sawdust to spit into.
Catherine Bray switches off her inner monologue and finds The Coen Brothers Competition entry, Inside Llewyn Davis, to be one of the most absorbing films of the festival [caption id="attachment_2374"
Suffused in a blue-grey wintry light and flecked with brown, beige and burgundy, Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis plays out in a low-key melancholy mood broken only when simmering frustration