@ShrewsburyFS kindly invited me to review Le Havre at one of their fortnightly showings. I was not disappointed, as this Finnish feel-good comedy is perfect for a Friday evening.
Director Icíar Bollaín’s También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) has been incredibly well received by critics, but is it as good as they make it out to be? In many ways; yes, although the pacing just isn’t quite right
Only a few months late, I am finally getting up to date with my Fan of the Month requests. Next up is Fernando’s Mexican horror Somos Lo Que Hay. Thankfully it’s a horror that won’t end in a sleepless night tonight. Hopefully, anyway.
If a film has an obscure title, an arty poster and an unknown cast; nine times out of ten I usually love it. However, Netflix has let me down in the past; will it redeem itself with Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture?
Steve McQueen’s latest endeavour Shame has attracted a lot of media attention. Even though it’s not something you’d watch on a Sunday afternoon with all your family, it’s certainly worth a look for everyone else.
Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy has received great critical acclaim, as well as winning a couple of awards. Does this French drama live up to its expectations?
After loving Lee Pace in the delightful Pushing Daisies, Kieran (from the Movie Talking podcasts) recommended and lent to me The Fall. Promising to be incredibly beautiful and incredibly imaginative, I had high hopes for Tarsem Singh’s fairy tale
I saw the highly anticipated Coriolanus at the wonderful Old Market Hall in Shrewsbury. Does this Shakespearian tragedy prove that Ralph Fiennes can shake his iconic association with The Dark Lord?
As I’m slowly working my way through the 1001 Movies To See Before You Die I’ve been discovering not only classic films, but some of the most renowned actors and actresses of all time. Despite this, I still hadn’t seen a Brigette Bardot film. Le Repos du Guerrier (Love on A Pillow) is my first Bardot; she was every bit as lovely as I had expected.
Your wedding day is meant to be the best day of your life, right? Well, not if an ominous blue planet is looming over Earth. Melancholia; my first experience of a Lars von Trier film wasn’t the greatest as art house meets sci-fi in this psychological apocalyptic movie
This is certainly not the Disney classic; those looking for the animation will be highly disappointed and a little disturbed by 2011′s Sleeping Beauty.
The 2011 Oranges and Sunshine explores the true story of Margaret Humphreys: a social worker who uncovers the most significant social scandals of recent times. Does it manage to entertain whilst getting the facts across?
As a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s more recent work, I decided to delve into his back catalogue and see how he faired pre-(500) Days of Summer in Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin. At times uncomfortable and traumatic to watch, it deals with sensitive issues with tact and maturity.
The Greek Kynodontas (Dogtooth) is a truly unique piece of cinema. Whether or not its a good piece of cinema is another matter.
Don’t be put off by the subtitles; The Skin I Live In is one of the most original films I’ve seen a long time, proving that Antonio Banderas is capable of so much more than Puss in boots.