Frida

Salma Hayek turns serious as both actor and producer in this biopic of the artist Frida Kahlo. Bob Carroll rolls up his sleeves and uncovers a film "which matches the broad, primary strokes of its protagonist’s paintings"

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The Good Thief

The Good Thief

Remakes seem to be all the rage at the moment. Tarkovsky and Douglas Sirk have both been dusted down for a modern audience; now Neil Jordan’s new film reinvents Jean Pierre Melville’s noir classic Bob le Flambeur. Bob Carroll investigates

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Adaptation

Adaptation

Spike Jonze’s follow-up to the brilliant Being John Malkovich has been much heralded by critics and filmgoers alike. Bob Carroll enjoys another ‘ingenious and inventive’ tale from the peculiar mind of Charlie Kaufman

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The Ring

The Ring

We’ve all put on a video that made us want to die, but this is a bit much. Bob Carroll took his life in his hands to view the US remake of the cult Asian hit Ringu but found ‘very little new here … scenes merely reset and cast to suit a western viewer’

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Daredevil

This month’s superhero making his movie debut is ‘the Man without Fear’, Daredevil. Bob Carroll, the Critic without Popcorn, sighs deeply in the face of ‘an average flick, a poor bastardisation of Batman’

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Narc

The career revival for both Ray Liotta and Jason Patric starts here in this well received police procedural. ‘This is the best performance from a US actor in a long old stretch’, says Bob Carroll, of Liotta

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