Via competent writing, confident direction and excellent performances, Bad Neighbours is a success.
On Thursday the line-up for the 67th Cannes Film Festival was announced. Scheduled to be held from the 14 to 25 May 2014, New Zealand director Jane Campion heads the jury for the main competition section.
Thanks to Transmission we have 5 copies of Dom Hemingway to giveaway (5 Blu Rays).
I’m extremely pleased to say that there may be hope for our friendly, neighbourhood spandex wearing New Yorker.
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of American Hustle to giveaway (5 Blu Rays).
Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is such a massive improvement over its predecessor that it may cause whiplash.
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Da Vinci’s Demons to giveaway (5 DVDs).
Canopy is writer/director Aaron Wilson’s first-person take on the sensory experience of being lost at war.
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Fruitvale Station to giveaway (5 Blu Rays).
What does someone like the Oscar-winning co-director of Frozen consider a Five Star Film?
Director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski’s Prisoners is a puzzle of horrendous acts that as it’s assembled forms an incrementally uglier portrait of humanity. Spectacular performances and a palpable atmosphere that nearly bleeds out…
In this EPIC POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Maria and Blake get hammered by The Raid: Berandal; get proper gushy over The Grand Budapest Hotel; debate the awesome of The Lego Movie; talk how Divergent the film is BETTER than the book; the frustration of The Other Woman; how Muppets Most Wanted sells out; and how Captain America: The Winter Soldier is both awesome and an advertorial for a solo Black Widow film.
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is a work of visceral, madcap comedic genius.
“There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.”
… let’s not pave all the roads with yellow bricks just yet.
***MASSIVE SPOILERS CONTAINED WITHIN****
Throughout the frivolity that encapsulated the entire duration of The Grand Budapest Hotel a little smile (or maybe it was a mischievous grin) never left my face.
North by Northwest is an outstanding film, and it’s my Five Star Films pick for this month.
Muppets Most Wanted is essentially the ‘B-Side’ to The Muppets. It almost ensures that the Muppets are left to gather dust on a shelf awaiting the desperation of a true fan filmmaker to resurrect them once again.
The Other Woman is frustratingly indecisive.
With this subject matter, gorgeous production design and an incredible ensemble on both sides of the lens one would expect this to be yet another home run for Clooney and Heslov (the team behind Argo and Good Night and Good Luck). Unfortunately, the beautiful moments contained within the often divergent threads of the story don’t gel into a masterpiece comparable to the art they’re trying to salvage.