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.
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.
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.
An unrelenting political thriller from the man who brought us Alanis Morissette as God. Yes, Kevin Smith does serious, and does it bloody well.
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
Probably a thinker, but not even Tilda Swinton can stop this from being quite boring
The Limits of Control
A stylish and tragic dramedy; catching up with Almodovar before The Skin I Live In
‘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
The film I wish was either a Cronenberg or a B-Movie
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
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….