Tag Archives: Daniel Radcliffe

Melbourne International Film Festival Review: Jungle (Australia, 2017) tells of Yossi Ghinsberg’s Intense and Dramatic Journey

Ever since his resounding success with the Harry Potter franchise Daniel Radcliffe has continued to push the boundaries of his acting career with fantastic and varied performances in both Swiss Army Man and Imperium. Now Radcliffe has completed one of his most physically demanding roles yet portraying Yossi Ghinsberg, an Israeli adventurer who became stranded alone in the Bolivian Amazon for 3 weeks back in 1981. Directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), the survival thriller follows Yossi Ghinsberg along with his two friends Kevin (Alex Russell) and Marcus (Joel Jackson) who go on a once in a lifetime trek through the uncharted Amazon led by Karl Ruprechter (Thomas Kretschmann), a self-proclaimed expert of the area. But they soon realise they are no match for this uncharted wilderness as it begins to physically and mentally break them down.... Continue Reading

Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe turns Neo-Nazi in latest film trailer of Imperium

Gone are the days of Harry Potter, yet Daniel Radcliffe has been setting himself pretty well in the world of cinema as of late. Reported by Dark Horizons, Radcliffe plays an interesting character for upcoming film title Imperium. His character role will be of Nate Foster, an FBI agent tasked with infiltrating the neo-Nazi movement.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Swiss Army Man (M, USA, 2016)

Simply put, Swiss Army Man is a story about how a man, whilst lost and trapped on an island, befriends a seemingly magical corpse in order to find his way back to civilisation. However, this film is far more than that, it’s an examination of a multitude of themes. A comedy, a drama,a tale of friendship and survival despite the odds. Although if you find farting and fart jokes disgusting, then this definitely isn’t the film for you.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Now You See Me 2 (USA, 2016)

The first Now You See Me had a thrifty premise and a slick cast but was let down by a last-minute plot twist that was, quite literally, almost-unbelievable. The second film,  while disappointingly not called either Now You See Me Too or Now You Don’t, settles a more evenly-spread acceptance of the impossible. However, if the series’ previous narrative gymnastics didn’t drive you away from this film, you’re probably in for a fun ride.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Victor Frankenstein (USA, 2015)

If nothing else, Victor Frankenstein succeeds in its efforts to retell the story of the titular figure, and not the monster he’s so often conflated with. This re-imagining of the horror classic sees Frankenstein and his assistant Igor take center stage over the pair’s iconic creation, playing less a horror flick and more of a character-driven period piece. As an adaption of Mary Shelley’s novel, it’s hard not to call it a failure on multiple levels. However, as a remix of the original material, it’s at least an interesting, if flawed, attempt.... Continue Reading