Tag: Gemma Arterton

Their Finest Hour and A Half
Directed by Lone Sherfig
Film Review

Their Finest (2016)

The latest adaptation by Danish director Lone Scherfig, Their Finest is set in 1940s London during the Second World War. In order to boost morale, the British Ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a screenwriter to give their propaganda films a feminine touch.  Her quick wit and talent doesn’t […]

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
Film Review

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

I first heard about The Girl With All The Gifts a few years ago, when picking up a few last Christmas gifts for my wife. It was recommended to me by a staff member in Waterstones, after I’d enquired about some of the recent popular choices I may have been unaware […]

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The Voices (2014)

After the wonderful Persepolis and Chicken with Plums, Iranian-born French author/illustrator/director Marjane Satrapi has been relatively quiet on the filmmaking scene.   After her first live-action directorial feature, the 2012 film Gang of the Jotas, Satrapi follows it up with one of the highlights of Sundance London 2014. The Voices […]

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The Voices (2014)

The follow up film from Marjane Satrapi, director of Persepolis is not what you would expect. In one fell swoop she shifts her gaze from biographical animation to screwball, satirical comedy. The Voices sees Ryan Reynolds play Jerry Hickfang, a toilet factory worker who is, unbeknownst to those around him, […]

Film Review

Byzantium (2012)

Most movies, sadly, are either too gratuitous or not gratuitous enough. Why does it have to be so hard to strike the right balance? A mother/daughter pair of 200-year-old vampires are leading a secret life, in perpetual flight from a brotherhood of male vampires. The mother, Clara (Gemma Arterton), started […]

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Treading very similiar ground, but doing things in a very different style, to The Brothers Grimm, all you need to know about this movie is laid out during the opening credits. MTV Films is listed among the production companies. It’s a movie aimed at teenagers. It also happens to be […]

Film Review

Runner Runner (2013)

In the Eighties, legend has it, the US armed forces hit upon the idea of encouraging Hollywood to make recruitment films for them. Thus, An Officer and a Gentleman, Top Gun, Navy SEALS and Private Benjamin (okay: maybe not Private Benjamin) were bankrolled by Uncle Sam specifically to make the […]

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New images released for Runner Runner

Richie (Justin Timberlake), a Princeton college student who pays for school with online gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the mastermind, Ivan (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him. Ivan sees a kindred spirit in Richie and brings the younger man into his operation. When […]

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Song For Marion (2012)

To go from dark comedy and urban horror to family-friendly drama is quite an interesting turn for Paul Andrew Williams. It may not have the complexities of his previous films, which includes The Cottage (2008) and The Children (2008), but something tells us that this change of direction is just as […]

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Bond: Daniel Craig

Yes, when it was announced before filming began on the 2006 Bond movie, Casino Royale, that Daniel Craig was going to be the new James Bond there were the usual amount of discussions and arguments among film fans. The man who had impressed TV viewers in “Our Friends In The […]