Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

For a project that has taken almost two decades to come into fruition, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote certainly isn’t anything of merit. Gilliam’s latest work shows off what happens when he restrains his stylistic impulses and replaces them with genuine storytelling skills: as it turns out, he’s got an unexpectedly restricted narrative mind.  That’s probably why his […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Life of Brian 40th Anniversary

Review: Life of Brian 40th Anniversary

  Forty years ago, the Monty Python troupe returned for another big screen outing. Controversy, budgeting problems and George Harrison were all factors in the production and release of the movie, and made it all the more legendary. Considered by some to be blasphemy, by others a masterpiece, how does Monty Python’s Life of Brian hold up […]

 Benjamin Smith

Review: The Zero Theorem – Fleetingly Brilliant, But Only Fleetingly

Review: The Zero Theorem – Fleetingly Brilliant, But Only Fleetingly

A plethora of dystopian films have emerged in recent years, Never Let Me Go, The Hunger Games and The Purge to name but a few, and here former-Python Terry Gilliam offers his take. It is familiar ground for Gilliam, who also made Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, but this is nowhere as effective as his previous […]