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The Bounty – Review (Spoiler Free)

This review is part of Forgotten Film‘s 1984 blogathon. This blogathon is nice and simple, over 100 bloggers shall be covering films that were released in the year 1984. You can find out more details as well as the list of films covered here: http://forgottenfilmcast.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/announcement-1984-a-thon/ With its excellent performances and engaging moral dilemmas The Bounty […]

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Review (Spoiler Free)

Largely due to its two leads, this remains one of Hollywood’s most endearing musicals. There is nothing all that profound about this musical, it is just a nicely entertaining bit of fluff which puts a big old smile on your face for an hour and a half. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows a pair of showgirls […]

Who Saw Her Die? – Review (Spoiler Free)

A child’s death haunts Venice’s shadowy streets – no this isn’t Don’t Look Now… but it’s close. There are many striking similarities between this giallo and Roeg’s classic movie such as there being the death of a child, a murderer stalking Venice’s labyrinthine streets, a sex scene which is disturbed by repeated cuts away, and […]

Geographically Desirable – Review (Spoiler Free)

Transcending its rom-com genre, it becomes a commentary on modern life and its priorities. The story of a workaholic who has to start reassessing the balance she holds between her work and her actual life isn’t particularly new, however in Geographically Desirable this journey is handled in a way that feels up to date and nicely handled. Bowers’ character […]

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief – Review (Spoiler Free)

A tedious script and wince inducing acting plague this ambitious low budget noir. Pablo D’Stair is back. After a very mixed reception last time around with his feature film (A Public Ransom) the filmmaker has returned with another story about two people’s lives being thrown upside down after the appearance of a mysterious stranger. This […]

Carlito’s Way – Review (Spoiler Free)

This post is part of Head in a Vice‘s ‘Recommended By’ blogathon. The idea here is pretty simple, you know that one movie that you’ve been recommended over and over and yet never seem to get around to watching? Well this blogathon makes you actually get on and finally check it out. I chose Carlito’s […]

God’s Pocket – Review (Spoiler Free)

Tonally confused, unfunny and slightly insulting to boot – God’s Pocket is riddled with flaws. God’s Pocket tells the bleak story of the struggling everyman in an ultra trashy American neighbourhood, and it tells the story of crime within a close-knit community and it also tells the darkly comedic story of a man trying to […]

The Trouble with the Truth – Review (Spoiler Free)

Lea Thompson and John Shea are both excellent in a movie that you don’t want to overlook. As the film goes on layer upon layer of warmth, complexity and ever increasing heartbreak are painfully revealed through both actors’ precise performances and an intelligent script. It’s a tricky thing to make a movie about two people […]

Begin Again – Review (Spoiler Free)

Begin Again is everything that you hope for in a feel-good summer movie. Which isn’t to say that it’s perfect, nor is it as strong a film as Carney’s previous hit Once, but with Begin Again you’ll find yourself often grinning at the unashamedly upbeat vibe and joyful celebration of music. The story of two […]

Smothered – Review (Spoiler Free)

Rare nudity and gore make Smothered stand out amongst endless other horror movies. That’s not to say that there isn’t a healthy splattering of blood in this movie, but refreshingly it is used sparingly, something I am very grateful for after being subject to endless indie projects that don’t know the benefits of restraint. Also for a […]