Monthly Archives: September 2014

Review -The Riot Club – 0/5

This review was originally written as an article for The Mancunion newspaper. Director: Lone Scherfig Cast: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Natalie Dormer Run time: 1hr 47mins Plot: Two freshers join the most exclusive society of the most prestigious university in the country: the Oxfordian Riot Club. It’s a shitty film. ‘It’s not a toilet, it’s […]

Review – A Walk Among the Tombstones – 3/5

Director: Scott Frank Certificate: 15 Cast: Liam Neeson, ‘Astro’, David Harbour Running Time: 1hr 53 min Plot: Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) is an ex-NYPD private detective who works the graveyard shift, ahem, solving crimes for people that don’t want the police involved. First of a potential series, being based off one of seventeen Matt Scudder […]

Review – 20,000 Days On Earth – 4/5

Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard                                                                                                        […]

What I Watched Last Week – 22.09.14 – Ecstasy takes some Bill Murray. World Explodes.

Scotland stayed. I discovered rekt videos. There was the first week of university and lots of shouting, Here are the three films I managed to watch in between. Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (2011) – 1/5 Director: Rob Heydon Cast: Adam Sinclair, Billy Boyd, Kristen Kreuk, Carlo Rota First up some topical analysis of Scottish moral fibre, […]

Review – In Order Of Disappearance – 4/5

This article was originally written as an article for the Mancunion newspaper. Director: Hans Petter Moland Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristofer Hivju, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen Running Time: 1hr 56min Plot: Nils ‘Citizen of the Year’ Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård) gets tough on crime in his wintry Norwegian community after his innocent son […]

Review – Night Moves – 2/5

This review was originally written as an article for the Mancunion newspaper. Director: Kelly Reichardt Cast: Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sarsgaard Running Time: 1hr 52min Plot: Three disillusioned Americans decide blowing up a hydroelectric dam is a good idea. Turns out that’s illegal. Whoops. Almost twenty years after her directorial debut, writer/filmmaker Kelly Reichardt […]

What I Watched Last Week – 15/09/14 – Orson Welles + 12am Cowboys + Jude Law Has No Liver

What I Watched Last Week is a weekly blog space which I use to type down my often libellous opinions on films which I have just seen for the first time and have no right to critique since I have never and could never actually make a film. Has anyone seen them newly uncovered fossils […]

Review – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – 2/5

Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Frank MillerCertificate: 18 Cast: Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis Running Time: 1hr 42minsPlot: Serialised follow up to the 2005 graphic novel adaptation Sin City. Ava (Eva Green) is a dame to kill for, a queen among women and a goddess to men; through […]

What I Watched Last Week – 08/09/14 – Harold and Maude is brilliant; Jason Had-a-little-lamb.

These are films I watched in the last week. Shout out to The Deer Hunter, which was absolutely magnificent on the big screen – I won’t review it below as I’ve seen it too many times, but I must mention Meryl Streep’s angelic grace, which never fails to amaze me. Also, after experiencing it with […]

Review: Two Days, One Night – 4/5

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne Certificate: 15 Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Running Time: 1hr 35mins Plot: Powerful realist drama about a married woman (Cotillard) who attempts to reconnect with society following a bout of severe depression. Deux jours, une nuit – or Two Days, One Night for a pathetic non-French speaker such as […]