Film Reviews

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Director: Cate Shortland A naive Australian photojournalist is in Berlin to take photographs when she meets a cute German guy. They head back to his place for a one night stand, but when she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself locked in. Thinking at first that it's an… Continue reading Berlin Syndrome (2017)

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Film Reviews

Colossal (2016)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell Director: Nacho Vigalondo Gloria (Hathaway) is a barely functioning alcoholic and sometime writer who lives with her handsome British boyfriend in New York. When he tires of her behavior, he kicks her out, she decides to move back to her old home town to try to get herself… Continue reading Colossal (2016)

Film Reviews

Certain Women (2016)

Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern Director: Kelly Reichardt I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this film, because reports all had it as being a very slow drama. I'm OK with slow, but not so much with very slow. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's the story of three women in small town America,… Continue reading Certain Women (2016)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn Director: Preston Sturges A family of grifters on a cruise ship meet their mark in the person of “Hopsie” Pike (Fonda), a wealthy heir to an ale fortune and a snake enthusiast. Whilst the daughter, Jean (Stanwyck) starts to seduce him, all appears to go well, until he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

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Whiplash (2014)

Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons Director: Damien Chazelle A small film with a big impact, Whiplash is essentially a two hander between Miles Teller as a drummer who wants to succeed, and JK Simmons, who is a conductor who gives him a chance and pushes him to succeed. It sounds like a movie where an… Continue reading Whiplash (2014)

Film Reviews

A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, KJ Apa Director: Lasse Halstrom A lot of controversy surrounds this film, because of a video. That video was taken on the set, and caused a reaction from the public and from PETA which caused the film to be pulled from release, and various other things. But the… Continue reading A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston, Robert Loggia Director: John Huston In this dark comedy about doomed romance, Jack Nicholson stars as a hitman for the Prizzi family, big wigs in the organised crime game. But when he meets a beautiful blonde at a family wedding, things start to go wrong. She's a hitman… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

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Preview: We Still Steal The Old Way (2017)

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)

Film Reviews

Short Film: April Kelley of MiniProductions with ‘Edith’ and ‘Annie Waits’.

I don't normally review short films on my blog, mostly because you as the reader may not be able to find these films to watch yourselves, but when April Kelley of MiniProductions (miniproductions.co.uk) got in touch and asked me, I thought, well why not? Read on for more about Bafta Longlisted drama Edith and Annie… Continue reading Short Film: April Kelley of MiniProductions with ‘Edith’ and ‘Annie Waits’.

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Sideways (2004)

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen Director: Alexander Payne Jack (Church) and Miles (Giamatti), reaching middle age and facing their failed potential, decide on a boys weekend away in California wine country, ahead of Jacks wedding. On the trip they plan on drinking wine and relaxing, but each finds himself facing a future… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Sideways (2004)