Animated adventure from the director of Ice Age and Robots
The life and times of the Irish revolutionary leader as told by Neil Jordon
This Jordan biopic of the Irish revolutionary is problematic whatever your political persuasions. The period he depicts - the 1916 Easter uprising, the 1921 free Republic negotiations - dictated the future of Ireland. From the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the rejuvenation of the IRA and the Good Friday agreement, Collins legacy looms large.
A fascinating figure, then, but this is Hollywood, not history. We can admire the striking crowd scenes, the passionate speeches and Neeson's heroic performance, but the love story sub-plot (a thankless role for Roberts) and the simplification of Collins' relationship with De Valera (Rickman as villain) are galling.
Bad history perhaps, but Neeson's performance borders on the brilliant.
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