Tag Archives: Steve Carell

The Big Short – New Release Review

An important and entertaining film, albeit one which doesn’t quite deliver as it should… The Big Short aims high. It looks to make a smart, darkly comic film about the financial crash of 2008 which doesn’t patronise its audiences, doesn’t ignore the devastating affects of that disaster and yet which is also funny and entertaining. It’s hard to make […]

2015 BAFTA Nominations

This morning the BAFTA nominations were announced for the 2015 awards show (that’s being held on the 8th February) and there is a nice spread of films mentioned. The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the pack with 11 nominations and is closely followed by Birdman and The Theory of Everything which have both collected 10 nominations. I’m particularly pleased […]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Review (Spoiler Free)

It was the possibility of seeing Keira Knightley successfully break out of her typecast roles which played a big part in drawing me to this film, and she doesn’t disappoint. She has chosen a very different role in order to make this change and vinyl-loving, weed-smoking Penny is more than removed enough from her normal […]

The Top Ten Films for the Rest of 2012 (Entries 10-6)

Already past 2012’s halfway point, I’ve taken a look at the upcoming and currently showing films for the year, and ranked them in order of my interest and anticipation. There were a lot of candidates for the top ten but work through them I did, and in the process confirmed what I have long suspected; […]