Tag: drama

Feature, Film Review

Still Life (2013)

Eddie Marsan has, not-so-slowly and surely, become a solid favourite from the current stable of excellent British thespians. He can do almost anything. Just witness his performances in Filth, Tyrannosaur, The World’s End and Miami Vice to see a sample of his versatility. So when he gets the main role in a movie I […]

Feature, Film Review

Joe (2013)

I’m not sure how long it’s due to last, but I recommend that everyone makes the most of David Gordon Green’s work now that he’s moved back to smaller, more intimate, movies after the hits and misses of Pineapple Express, Your Highness and The Sitter. Prince Avalanche was, from what I gather, a return […]

Feature, Film Review

Coherence (2013)

Considering that the last movie I saw Nicholas Brendon in was Demon Island back in 2002, a movie about a killer pinata, I went into Coherence with my expectations about as low as they could be. I like Brendon, I know that he’s continued to work over the years, I just didn’t […]

Film Review

Perfect Garden (2013)

Hmmmm, do I write a review of Perfect Garden or simply try to convey the meaning of it all through the medium of interpretive dance? I guess I’ll go with the former, but part of me thinks that it deserves the latter. Imagine if, somehow, David Lynch and Gaspar Noe spliced […]

Film Review

The Guvnors (2014)

I have a very basic problem with The Guvnors. It’s not a terrible movie, in terms of the acting and technical aspects. It’s just a lazy retread of something that we’ve seen far too many times before. It tries to put a new twist or two in the mix, and fails. […]

Film Review

Pierrot Lunaire (2014)

Based on a set of poems by Albert Giraud, which were set to music by Arnold Schonberg, Pierrot Lunaire is a black and white (mostly) silent movie with intertitles explaining plot points, chapters and exclamations while subtitles allow viewers to understand all of the lyrics being sung. Yeah, not your standard […]

Feature, Film Review

Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer has been a long time coming. Film fans heard about it some time ago, and the trailer seemed to please most people. Then there was talk of studio interference ahead of the movie getting a release in America. Because Americans couldn’t handle the version of the film that played […]

Film Review

Patrick’s Day (2014)

Terry McMahon let out a lot of anger with his impressive debut feature, Charlie Casanova, and this time around there’s still an angry tinge seeping through his movie, but there’s also a heartbreaking sadness to it all, thanks to McMahon’s script and direction, and some flawless performances from the main actors. […]

Film Review

Runaway Day (2013)

The feature debut from writer-director Dimitris Bavellas, Runaway Day is an odd, yet delightful, mix of sci-fi, social commentary and one or two groovy songs. I wasn’t sure if the film would work for me as it started to play out, but then it just . . . . . […]