Starring: Ian Ogilvy, Billy Murray, Christopher Ellison, Tony Denham, Julian Glover, Lysette Anthony, Patrick Bergin, Director: Sacha Bennett British Gangster films are really becoming their own b-list genre, a kind of self indulgent offshoot of more mature films. Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels made the London underbelly feel fresh, the local con… Continue reading Preview: We Still Steal The Old Way (2017)
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains Director: Alfred Hitchcock Following her father's very public disgrace for his involvement with undesirables, Alicia (Bergman) descends into a wanton life of drinking and inappropriate romantic entanglements, until she meets Devlin (Grant). She starts to fall for him, but soon finds that he is recruiting her to work… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Notorious (1946)
Starring: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes Director: Chris McKay There's a part of me that doesn't entirely get Lego movies. The characters are based on those from other stories, and retain some of their characteristics but not others. I guess that they kind of emulate the kinds of stories that kids create… Continue reading The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk Director: Ron Clements, Don Hall Moana (Cravalho) lives on a beautiful island in Ancient Polynesia where she is the daughter of the chief. But the demigod Maui has set a curse in motion that's slowly killing the islands way of… Continue reading Moana (2016)
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice Van Houten, Kit Harington Director: Martin Koolhoven Wow... This film... Those of you who love the dramatic ridiculousness of Game Of Thrones will get a kick out of this, (it even stars two GOT alumni) but at heart, it's dribble. I want to say some good things about it, because… Continue reading Brimstone (2017)
by Hermione Flavia
I’m not always a huge fan of documentaries. I like the cinematic imagery of the bigger budget films, I’m shallow like that. But I do love the kind of insight you get into other places and lives, bigger truths, that you sometimes get in a decent documentary, as long as they’re not preaching at you. (I’m shallow like that too) What I love about Uncertain is that although it’s a documentary, it has beautiful imagery, it’s a very cinematic film. It’s very accessible and very entertaining.
Uncertain is a film about a tiny place, a small town on the border of Texas and Louisiana, with a population of only 94 people. It’s a place that often doesn’t appear on maps, and that people tend to only stumble across if they’re lost, or if they’re trying to hide or run from something. It explores the lives and stories…
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A review of The Love Witch, that I wrote for We Make Movies On Weekends
If you’ve ever wanted to get revenge on an ex, this is the film for you.
OK, so I say that with tongue in cheek, a little bit. This is the story of a woman who just wants to find love, but her magic spells all go awry. Sound a little bit like Bewitched or Bell, Book and Candle? Well, it’s kind of like those, but when Elaine (Robinson) casts a love spell, people tend to die.
The best part about this film is that I can’t decide whether it’s incredible or awful, just that I really got a kick out of watching it. The attention to detail, the sets, costumes, the way it’s shot, this film could be from the 60’s or 70’s. It’s veins bleed retro. It often feels stylised, like the scenes in a women’s tea room, where everyone wears pink, or the opening sequences where…
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Starring: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook Director: Paul Schrader Vivid and stylised, with hints of Cohen Brothers, Tarantino and Fear And Loathing, this film is based on a novel by Edward Bunker, a career criminal turned writer and actor. It's about as crazy and weird as you'd expect, but no less enjoyable for… Continue reading Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover Director: Wes Anderson When he finds out that his estranged wife is planning on remarrying, Royal Tenenbaum (Hackman) tells his family that he's terminally ill in order to reconnect with them. His reentry into their lives sets off… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth Director: Gore Verbinski It's Shutter Island meets Crimson Peak in this psycho-thriller fantasy about a young ambitious banker Lockhart (DeHaan) who is sent to convince his company's CEO to leave the sanctuary of a spa in the Swiss Alps and return to work in NY. But when he… Continue reading Preview: A Cure For Wellness (2017)