Genius and Madness

Genius and Madness

ProofStarring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal. Directed by John Madden. 99mins. Rated M.FILMS ABOUT MATHEMATICS, especially at university level, are not the first titles that come to mind in wondering what would be most popular at the box-office. However, during the 1980s, there was an interesting and challenging film about difficulties faced in the schools of Hispanic East Los Angeles. The subject being taught was calculus. The film was Stand and Deliver with Edward James Olmos as a dedicated teacher who wanted to improve the standards and possibilities in life for...

Woody's London calling

Match Point
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Directed by Woody Allen. Rated M. 124 mins.

LONDON HAS GIVEN WOODY Allen a new lease of life. He obviously loves the city, with more than enough sights of well-known and unknown locations. He also communicates differently in this film from his New York stories despite similarities in characters and themes through a principally British cast – their different accents, vocabulary and voice inflections. At times, Match Point is more British than British.


Volume 17, Issue 3 

Film Review: Capote
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Kenner, Clifton Collins Jnr. and Chris Cooper. Directed by Bennett Miller. Rated MA 15 +. 98 minutes.

TRUMAN CAPOTE WAS FAMOUS during his lifetime for his extraordinary writing, his acerbic tongue, his wit and his public homosexuality. Director Bennett Miller captures all of these elements in this compelling film.