Film review: Trishna

By Helene Wong In Film

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26th May, 2012
Like Woody Allen, Michael Winterbottom turns out a film a year, sometimes more than one; has fave actors (is Steve Coogan his Tony Roberts?); and hops around genres. He’s far more adventurous than Allen, though, seeming to revel in being a moving target when choosing projects. In 2004-06 alone, he zipped from non-porno porn (9 Songs) to postmodern mash-up (A Cock and Bull Story) to political docudrama (The Road to Guantánamo). But unlike Allen, in his resulting buffet of work I can’t think of any empty calories, just dishes of varying meatiness. The latest, Trishna, ...

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