Monthly Archive: March, 2015

Bite Sized Reviews: Unbroken; Chopper; Romper Stomper; Shame

Once again I join forces with Tom of Digital Shortbread, with his new Bite Sized Review format being changed a little – 400 words maximum! This is good for me I am always… Continue reading

AFFF: DIPLOMACY (Diplomatie) [2014]

Directed By Volker Schlöndorff, Written by Cyril Gely (play), Cyril Gely (adaptation) Starring: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, This film made for a very interesting modern double to follow the classic french war film… Continue reading

MONDAY @ THE MUSIC: – INHERENT VICE OST

Okay so when I wrote about Inside Llweyn Davis two weeks ago, I was intending to continue my analysis of the music within the film and OST. However, as I tried to write… Continue reading

REWOUND! – SLING BLADE [1996]

Directed and Written by Billy Bob Thornton Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter After becoming thoroughly obsessed with the Fargo series last year (this coming from a guy who… Continue reading

THE ROOM WITHOUT A DOOR (PART I)

  I opened my eyes. How long had I been sleeping? Had I even been sleeping? I searched the depths of my memory and eventually was certain that there were no remnants of… Continue reading

BLINDSIDED @ FRENCH FILM FEST: La Grande Illusione [1937]

What an odd yet compelling day! When I arrived to this one-off screening, I was greeted in French by a young lady who showed me to the lounge area, where a selection of… Continue reading

My personal ‘Best Picture’ of 2014

I have never liked the Oscars. I didn’t pay much attention but I do know Birdman received a lot of praise, and it was mostly well deserved. But of all the movies made… Continue reading

THE ARCHWAY CHRONICLES: CHAPTER II

If by dumb luck this somehow gets published, in any form other than on a blog, I have written an ‘Author’s note’, or something like that. An epilogue? Hell, I don’t know, but… Continue reading

AFFF: FAR FROM MEN (Loin des Hommes) [2014]

Directed and Written by David Oelhoffen (adapted screenplay), Written by Albert Camus (short story) Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb A French production about the Algerian War of Independence. Viggo Mortensen. Nick Cave and… Continue reading

MONDAY @ THE MUSIC: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS OST

I feel I must preface this piece by separating this record from most other soundtracks. There is no classical music to be found here, nor are there many pre-existing songs. No, thanks to… Continue reading