Month: May 2016

BLINDSIDED BY EIGHT AND A HALF [1963]

When I first watched this film, I did not follow and was lost. It seemed like a disjointed mess that made no narrative sense, culminating in the ending, which I had to rewind three times to make sure I had seen it correctly. Like… Continue Reading “BLINDSIDED BY EIGHT AND A HALF [1963]”

THE NICE GUYS [2016]

Directed by Shane Black Written by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe share excellent chemistry in this highly amusing ‘buddy-cop’ mystery, which unfolds in such a bizarre manner… Continue Reading “THE NICE GUYS [2016]”

HIGHLY STRUNG [2015]

Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating them – know as luthiers. From Adelaide to New York to… Continue Reading “HIGHLY STRUNG [2015]”

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT [2016]

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Written by Robert Carlock (screenplay), Kim Barker (book) Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton I was sceptical about this when I read the plot synopsis; a war-based comedy, or a… Continue Reading “WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT [2016]”

HIGH-RISE [2015]

Directed by Ben Wheatley Written by J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise has drawn a very mixed reaction from fans and critics, which can often be the hallmark of a great… Continue Reading “HIGH-RISE [2015]”

LOVE [2015]

Originally written for: Directed by Gaspar Noé Written by Gaspar Noé Starring: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin Master provocateur Gaspar Noé was sure to let the world be aware that he wasn’t intending on holding back with his newest film, with several NSFW… Continue Reading “LOVE [2015]”

THE BLUE ROOM (La chambre bleue) [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Mathieu Amalric Written by Stéphanie Cléau (screenplay), Mathieu Amalric (screenplay), Georges Simenon (novel) Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau I first saw Matthieu Amalric in Roman Polanski’s last film, which oddly enough can be compared to this film in… Continue Reading “THE BLUE ROOM (La chambre bleue) [2014]”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR [2016]

Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Written by Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay) Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Daniel Brühl, Tom Holland, Martin Freeman… Continue Reading “CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR [2016]”

MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) [2015]

Directed by Nanni Moretti Written by Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti *This is dedicated to my beautiful mother. Happy mother’s day, I love you Mum! Not unlike the fabulous Rams, a very… Continue Reading “MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) [2015]”

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL [2016]

Directed by Jeff Nichols Written by Jeff Nichols Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver As ever, the rock I live under casts quite the shadow as yet another name I should know of quietly releases their new film. One… Continue Reading “MIDNIGHT SPECIAL [2016]”

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