Category Archives: Cutting Room Floor

Cutting Room Floor: November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Awakening – A rose-tinted ghost story, which somehow works

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Boucher – another suspense classic I should have seen a long time ago. Creeping, repressed and moving.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ides of March – Clooney is outshone by the rest of his cast, but Ides frustratingly leaves no discernible message.

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Cutting Room Floor: October 11th

I am not party to the Ryan Gosling fan-out, but Drive is hypnotic and spellbinding, and a trashy Joan Holloway steals the best fifteen minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An acutely perceptive take not just on manic depression, but the anxieties of women. Put the Nazi comments aside, and Von Trier has crafted something cosmically and metaphysically out of this world. 

 

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Cutting Room Floor: 13th September

Kill List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted gangster/occult mash-up in the vein of The Wicker Man, from bright Brit spark Ben Wheatley

Friends With Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The modern rom-com proves that a bit of romance wouldn’t go amiss once in a while. Oh, and a few laughs too.

Red State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An unrelenting political thriller from the man who brought us Alanis Morissette as God. Yes, Kevin Smith does serious, and does it bloody well.

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Cutting Room Floor: 9-16 August 2011

I’ve been out of the film loop having just finished an internship, so here’s my rather scant week of film watching..

A film set in the 30’s about corruption and all things hush-hush couldn’t be more relevant today – Poliakoff impresses again

Glorious 39

Probably a thinker, but not even Tilda Swinton can stop this from being quite boring

The Limits of Control

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Cutting Room Floor – 23 – 30 July

Broken Embraces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stylish and tragic dramedy; catching up with Almodovar before The Skin I Live In

Whatever Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Inchworms’; the new insult to describe the general population. A Woody which will be better regarded with time

Some Kind of Wonderful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Hughes where nostalgia seems to excuse his love for chauvinism

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Cutting Room Floor: June 25th

The film I wish was either a Cronenberg or a B-Movie

Rubber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film that made life look rich one minute and cheapened the next

Life In A Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film that I couldn’t work out was empowering or not

Coffy

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Cutting Room Floor: May 8th

The film I laughed at in the places that were meant to be scary…

The film I tried to convince people was actually quite a well constructed sequel…

The ironically titled film which has me craving for Wong Kar Wai circa the 90’s….

Happy Together

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