Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska (2013)
Nebraska is the latest film from director Alexander Payne, which means that you can already decide, pretty much, whether you’re going to like it or not. Because Payne has a certain type of movie that he likes to make. He makes intimate movies about the human condition, movies that weave some humour...
February 13th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Le Week-End (2013)

Le Week-End (2013)
Le Week-End follows a married couple who are rapidly approaching retirement age as they embark on a trip to Paris where they hope to rekindle the magic in their troubled marriage. Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are not your regular starry-eyed lovers however; beneath the surface of their...
February 11th, 2014 | DVD Reviews | Read More

The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men (2014)
Monuments Men is a well-meaning but lame vanity project from George Clooney, who wrote, directed, and stars in it. For this true but dumbed-down tale of mostly middle-aged American scholars and art authorities who were sent to save Europe's art from being plundered by the Nazis, Clooney gathered a cast...
February 10th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

All Is Lost (2013)

All Is Lost (2013)
A film that has been compared a number of times to Gravity, there’s no denying that this is a similiar movie, but it also, in some ways, presents things in a way that almost positions it as the very opposite of that space-set thrill ride. There’s no backstory here, no characterisation developed...
February 7th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
If you’ve already heard a lot of the praise heaped upon this movie, the latest release from the Coen brothers, then you already know what to expect. Because every bit of praise is well deserved. Inside Llewyn Davis is a joy from start to finish. It looks beautiful, mixes plenty of humour with bitterness...
February 7th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Filth (2013)

Filth (2013)
Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) is a nasty piece of work. He drinks excessively, he’s having sex with the wife of a colleague, he takes as many drugs as he can get his hands on, he makes obscene phone calls, he stabs everyone in the back and takes every opportunity to undermine others. He’s...
February 5th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
 Homophobe serves gays because he’s got the gay disease Dallas Buyers Club is an uneven but worthwhile film about the early days of AIDS. It dramatises the true story of Ron Woodroof, played by Matthew McConaughey in another in his long recent string of bold character roles. Ron is a macho Good...
February 4th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

August: Osage County (2013)

August: Osage County (2013)
Directed by John Wells, and based on a play by Tracy Letts (who also wrote the screenplay for this adaptation), August: Osage County is a showcase for actors, and don’t some of them like to remind you of that fact. There’s some good stuff on display here, and I sometimes enjoy some great...
February 4th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
There’s an okay script here, decent enough direction from Scott Cooper, and some great performances from all of the main cast members, but Out Of The Furnace just can’t do enough to make it feel like anything other than a gender-flipped version of Winter’s Bone. Christian Bale is Jennifer...
February 3rd, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Coen brothers have done it again. That is they have created a movie masterpiece. Inside Llewn Davis follows the familiar Coen Brothers format of the story of the loser, who is a tragic, yet brilliant, character that the film is named after. Think The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink. The film begins...
February 3rd, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More