[Review] Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris (2011) Director: Woody Allen Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard While many people argue that a film's location is merely just a backdrop for the story, in the case of Midnight in Paris Paris is a star in its own right and deserves top billing. Midnight in Paris is a wonderful... Continue Reading →

[Review] Jane Eyre

Director: Cary Fukunaga STARRING: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench After first reading about this film back in November 2010, it has certainly been a long time coming. Starring Michael Fassbender (Hunger, Inglorious Basterds, X-Men: First Class) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right), it is the latest adaptation of... Continue Reading →

[Review] Thor

Thor (2011) Dir: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Well, well, well. I think Thor may have usurped Iron Man as my favourite Avenger... I am a devoted Empire fan and, in preparation of my review, I was having a read of news editor Chris Hewitt's review. In particular, I... Continue Reading →

[Review] Source Code

Source Code (2011) Dir: Duncan Jones Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga Before I bought my ticket, sat down and watched Source Code, the only things I knew about the film was that it was directed by Duncan Jones, featured Jake Gyllenhaal and centred around an explosion on a train. In my ‘Preview: films... Continue Reading →

[Review] Paul

Paul (2011) Dir: Greg Mottola Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen With the tagline 'who's up for a close encounter?' and the brilliant duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, I was expecting great things of Paul. Happily, I was not disappointed. Paul is the story of writer Clive Gollings (Frost) and his friend,... Continue Reading →

[Review] True Grit

True Grit (2010) Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Starring: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon I must confess that I haven't seen the original with John Wayne, so I can't make a comparison, but I thought that this second adaptation of Charles Portis's 1968 novel was fantastic: an enjoyable Western with strong acting, particularly from... Continue Reading →

[Review] Black Swan

Black Swan (2010) Dir: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis "The production needs a new swan queen... but which of you can embody both swans? The white and the black?" Natalie Portman gives her best performance to date in an intriguing, dark film which captures a mind overwhelmed with its own ambition,... Continue Reading →

[Review] The King’s Speech

The King's Speech (2010) Dir: Tom Hooper Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter What a triumph. Now then, this is my blog - so my rules - and I am completely, 100% backing The King's Speech. When I went to watch it at the cinema last night I wasn't sure what to expect.... Continue Reading →

[Review] 127 Hours

127 Hours (2010) Dir: Danny Boyle Starring: James Franco Last night, in a sold out screening, I watched my first film of 2011: 127 Hours. The viewing experience went very quickly and when the film finished I could barely believe it had been 94 minutes - a stark comparison to how the real Aron Ralston... Continue Reading →

The Big 3 Action Films of Summer 2010

So, last night I watched The Expendables. That means that I have now watched all of 'The Big 3 Action Films of Summer 2010' aka The Expendables, The Losers and The A-Team. There have been other great movies this summer but these were the three I most wanted to see. Admittedly, all three films are... Continue Reading →

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