The Lobster – Film Review

The lobster is a somewhat absurdist take on a contemporary question. What does it mean to be in a relationship, what pressures are placed on us from society and how an inability to conform to the status quo can single one as a ‘social piranha’ forced to live out in the wilderness. The Lobster, Yorgos … Continue reading The Lobster – Film Review

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Sicario – Film Review

sicario film poster

On paper Sicario is the latest film to explore the violent depths of Mexican drug cartels. And whilst it does this very well I have to admit that when I saw the posters I was somewhat underwhelmed. The plot is one which has popped up in a variety of films, TV series and even documentaries in … Continue reading Sicario – Film Review

Disney’s Paperman

Paperman

Have you seen this yet? Paperman is Disney's Oscar Nominated short film/animation. They have only just made it available on their official YouTube channel and it is most certainly worth watching. For those of you too lazy to go to YouTube, don't worry, I have it below. Ironically enough, the retro, almost hand drawn style … Continue reading Disney’s Paperman

Why Skyfall Is Not A Good Film

With Bond reaching the ripe ole age of fifty this year, something special was needed to mark the landmark occasion. And taking both the critical acclaim and the box office success into account, it seems that 007 may have thrown the party of the year with Skyfall. But in this stellar year for ‘films longest … Continue reading Why Skyfall Is Not A Good Film

Apocalypse Now…at a glance

Francis Ford Coppola initially directed this film with strong anti-war themes as the focal point. This film is very graphic in the portrayal of anti-war imagery and symbolism. However, there seems to be a sway in modern thinking as many people believe that Apocalypse Now glorifies war. This is down to the sensibility of the … Continue reading Apocalypse Now…at a glance

Good Night, and Good Luck

Good night and good luck is an interesting film which deals with the advent of broadcast television during the “Golden Age”. The film deals with the plight of Edward Murrow in his quest to bring down the fear mongering senator McCarthy. The film is based in the 1950’s during the Cold War. During this period … Continue reading Good Night, and Good Luck

Inception

I was a bit late seeing this film, well over a year late to be honest. So, after seeing the success of this film at the Oscars and hearing great reviews from friends and professional critics alike, I was expecting a masterpiece. But this was not the case. Inception let me down on multiple levels … Continue reading Inception

Unknown

Unknown is a film which deals with the issue of identity, or lack of identity to be correct. Dr. Martin Harris(Liam Neeson) awakes from a coma after an accident to find that all is not what it seems to be. Firstly, he finds that his identity has been stolen along with his wife. And to make matters … Continue reading Unknown

Frost/Nixon

The film Frost/Nixon is based on the factual interviews which took place between British broadcast journalist, David Frost(Michael Sheen) and ex American president Richard Nixon(Frank Langella) during the post-Watergate era. The film documents Frost's efforts to relight the previously extinguished limelight which shone briefly over his career in the ruthless world of American media. He does … Continue reading Frost/Nixon

127 Hours

127 Hours is a gripping fact based film about the rock climber Aron Ralston(James Franco) and his struggle to survive against the odds after his arm became wedged in a mountain/canyon. This is a static film with the majority of the story taking place in the one spot, the rocky tomb in which Ralston was … Continue reading 127 Hours