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Cabaret – Review (Spoiler Free)

Bawdy, moving, joyful, and chilling – Cabaret confidently weaves through each of these states with apparent ease. Set in Berlin in 1931, we follow a group of individuals through a decadent world in which morals are loose, sex is everywhere, and the Nazi party is beginning to rise in popularity and power. The primary focus […]

Baise-Moi – Review (Spoiler Free)

An ‘Adult’ Thelma and Louise, this is not… Yes it is a film about two women breaking free from society and hitting the road to discover themselves, but Baise-Moi takes us to some very different places than those Thelma and Lousie does. It’s out to shock us with both brutal violence and real, unsimulated sex, […]

This Means War – Review (Spoiler Free)

Even Tom Hardy, playing a suave, cool secret agent, can’t save this one from being a dud. This Means War could have been a passable rom-com action movie; it had a solid cast and a somewhat stupid, but entertaining enough premise:  that two CIA agents use their skills and access to government resources in order […]

Top Ten Films [2003 -2013]

A while ago a friend and I were discussing the somewhat persistent belief that recent films just don’t match up to those from previous decades. It’s been a while since we talked about that, which has given me plenty of time to compile this list of my pick of the best films from 2003 onwards. […]

Public Enemies – Review (Spoiler Free)

Check out my review of Public Enemies on the fantastic Filmhipster site!

Crazy Heart – Review (Spoiler Free)

Jeff Bridges gives a really great performance here as Bad; a country singer who’s chasing the success levels that he once had, in an industry that he’s growing somewhat disillusioned with. He’s self destructive and can’t seem to sort his life out, but then he meets Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), and she may just be […]

Biutiful – Review (Spoiler Free)

I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men, and I’m especially a fan of Javier Bardem’s fantastic performance in it – as it seems are most people. However, re-watching Biutiful has reminded me that he has at least one performance out there that can top his work with the Coens, […]

The Place Beyond the Pines – Review (Spoiler Free)

Cianfrance’s second film after Blue Valentine (also starring Ryan Gosling) is once again a film dealing with turmoil and human struggle, even though in scope his two films are close to being at opposite ends of the spectrum. Blue Valentine was a very intimate examination of a relationship between two people over a number of […]

Oblivion – Review (Spoiler Free)

Oblivion’s greatest strength is in its appearance; the Icelandic landscape lends the film an initial sense of power, desolation, and beauty, which it would otherwise struggle to acquire, and the designs of ships, architecture, and clothing are all pretty impressive. This all really works when drawing us in and creating the movie’s own world, it’s […]

Psycho – Review (Spoiler Free)

This review is part of Film Police’s Hitchcock Appreciation month. There’s always great work going on at that site so please head on over and check it out some of the other posts here! The curtains finally drew back, the lights dimmed, and I sat there having never seen Psycho (or indeed any Hitchcock film) […]