Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Film & Also Showing

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Film & Also Showing

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Mutual Appreciation Cert 15, 109 mins ...

THIS is a grainy, black-and-white comedy of modern manners about a musician (Justin Rice) searching for new horizons in New York. Trouble is, he's constantly getting distracted, chiefly by his best friend's girl (Rachel Cliff). Director Andrew Bujalski manages, in an artless sort of way, to be quite shrewd in describing the ups and downs of the trio's lives.

Bujalski won high praise for Funny Ha Ha, his first feature. This time, however, you'll either be bored or fascinated by the Cassavetes-like reality of it all.

Transformers: The Movie Cert PG, 84 mins ...

IF THERE's such a thing as a good bad movie, this 1986 animated effort from Nelson Shin might easily qualify.

It has a giant planet-consuming robot attacking the Autobots who control the Earth. To say the animation is atrocious and the script awful is putting it mildly.

But the film, which will soon be followed by a hopefully smoother new version, did launch the celebrity-voiced animation craze. A bellowing Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Eric Idle are among them here, which may account for the film's cult status. …

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