Top 5 Christmas Films
The Christmas season has officially started, for those looking to get into the festive spirit here lies my top 5 Christmas films (I would’ve done 10, but honestly there aren’t that many great xmas films). 5. ELF A feel-good christmas flick that’s appealing to both kids and adults. Starring the always quirky and charismatic Will Ferrell, as ‘Buddy’ - a human...
Reilly and Hill doing what they do best. ‘Cyrus’ was probably one of the best ‘comedies’ to be released this year. Yes it’s classified as a comedy, but the film is truly so much more than that.
REVIEW: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
Before heading into the cinema on Saturday night to see the seventh of eight Harry Potter films I brought popcorn for the first time in a long time. It’s usually a sign I’m not expecting much, I write off the film as “popcorn flick”, one that I may just about enjoy on a level of cheap entertainment if I let go and embrace it’s consumerist thrills. Even then I...
Complex and intriguing or Hollywood silliness? What do you think?
Review: Another Year
Another Year, another Mike Leigh film. All of the well-known tropes are here; a rich tapestry about a suburban family whose interactions are marked by slow, drawn out scenes where the dialogue remains distinctly ordinary yet frequently manages to find hidden subtleties and resonance. The bittersweet title is self-explanatory, as we follow a fulfilled middle aged couple, Tom (Jim Broadbent) and...
Review: The Kids Are All Right
Oh no. The opening credits roll to the tune of Vampire Weekend. Another twee indie comedy about the neuroses of a dysfunctional family in middle-town America I hear you cry. Well yes and no. The plot revolves around Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening, producing her best turn since American Beauty), a lesbian couple in the classic suburban neighbourhood. Along comes the charming sperm...
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