While 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People orbit it’s Apatow having an amazing eye for comedic talent and what is funny, This is 40 feels like opening Apatow’s diary.
Monthly Archives For December 2012
Bigelow presents harsh truths and poses uncomfortable questions. How far would a nation go to avenge their people? What morally bankrupt exercises could/would you conduct in the name of “freedom”? Torture, brutality, coercion, manipulation, deceit – there are no rules, just the objective at all costs. The result is a powerfully engaging dramatic work that is easily Bigelow’s most accomplished directorial effort.
Disney created something truly magical with The Princess and the Frog.
End of year lists serve a great purpose in creating watch lists for people to discover films they may have missed or never considered. Part of being a film lover is the joy of discovery and these lists are maps that could guide you to your next favourite.
What’s presented is a black comedy, psycho killer thriller and an examination of the writing process all rolled into one.
The title of a film is not the be all and end all, but it’s pretty darn important.
Day Lewis has ascended to the Marlon Brando level with yet another richly detailed and effortlessly transcendent performance.
Cloud Atlas is film that harps on that feeling of déjà vu or if you’ve ever found a soul mate or felt like you’ve experienced something in a past life.
Filmmaker Tom Hooper manages to break a record for climbing to the apex of movie musicals with Les Misérables. Unfortunately, he does it within the first hour of proceedings and the slide back to the bottom is a laborious walk through the famous stage musical’s song book.
A lot of critics bashed the film upon its release, unfortunately so.
After the high caliber of films in 2012 there’s a good chance that we could experience a hangover of quality in 2013.
10. A tie between Frankenweenie Restoring the faith he all but destroyed with the woeful Dark Shadows, Tim Burton returned with swagger in this love letter to the monster movies that shaped him as a…
Thanks to BBC DVD we have 5 copies of The Bleak Old shop of Stuff to giveaway (5 DVDs).
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Killing time to giveaway (5 DVDs).
In fact meeting Jack Reacher’s director/screen writer Christopher McQuarrie really couldn’t have been cooler. The candid and eloquent ‘go to’ screenwriter is finally getting a chance to show off his directorial aptitude for a mainstream audience and boy did he grab it with both hands.
My 2012 film experiences I desperately want to forget.
There’s no end of reasons why this Goodfellas exudes five stars.
One notable element about Quartet is that the characters, though they live in an environment cultivated for an elitist crowd, are really sympathetic and down-to-earth.
Unfortunately an illuminating bio-pic of one of cinema’s most enduring and celebrated figures is not what’s been delivered.
The first step into a trilogy of films built off the back of a swift read is daunting, but Jackson has crafted a film that’s a wild and visually stunning quest through a fantasy world all done with the noble spirit of courage and goodwill.