Tag Archives: Movie Quibble

What I Watched Last Week – 10/11/14 – Today is my blog’s first anniversary. Let’s celibate!

My sincere thanks to me for writing this crap for an entire year. Interstellar went into orbit on Friday; I wasn’t much impressed (review probably up tomorrow, bit late but puck it). At least now we all know who was behind the faked Mars landings. Those directors, eh? Crafty buggers. Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989) […]

Rant: Battles with the BBFC

*** This article was written for The Mancunion paper. Link to their website included at bottom*** In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was mired in a didactical debate that postponed its planned release. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) couldn’t decide what the public should and should not be allowed to see. In fact, they […]

Top Five: Storms on Screen

*The Mancunion specifically asked me to write this, so I did, but then they decided it was in poor taste because some people died and scrapped it. So now it’s here.* Our good nation weathered quite a storm a last month, but it’s not over yet. Get ready to batten down the proverbial hatches once […]

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel – 5/5

Director: Wes Anderson Certificate: 12A Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Defoe, Harvey Kietel, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Lea Seydoux, Jude Law, Adrien Brody Running Time: 99 min Plot: Wes Anderson’s latest charts the life and times of the extraordinarily extravagant concierge, Gustave H ,and his loyal lobby boy ,Zero, proud staffers of the Grand […]

News: Oscars 2014 Foreign Film Nominees

This post is of no worth. It was written for The Mancunion magazine as part of an Oscars special, but they chose not to use it, so now it’s here. None of the other gazillion categories will be covered in such detail, but there will be an overall Oscars report tomorrow night. If your reaction […]

Top Ten: Entrances

Everyone deserves their moment in the sun, but it just so happens that fictional characters get more than their fair share. Presented here for your amusement is a list of the ten most brazenly memorable film entrances that Movie Quibble can think of, right now. Don’t worry, there’s no Darth Vader from A New Hope […]

Review: Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II – 4/5

Director: Lars Von Trier Certificate: 18 Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Defoe Running Time: 118 min (Part I), 123 min (Part II) Plot: Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is the self-loathing nymphomaniac of Lars Von Trier’s latest shockathon. Across four hours she tells Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) the story […]

REVIEW: The Monuments Men – 2/5

Director: George Clooney Certificate: 12A Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman Running Time: 118 min Plot: Based on the real life accomplishments of a team nicknamed the monuments men, Frank Stokes (Clooney) assembles a motley crew of art historians to travel into war time Germany and recapture European culture from […]

Top Five: Cliff Hangings

You’re probably very familiar with the concept of the cliff-hanger, but to clarify, this top five post is concerned with cliff HANGINGS. The word cliff does not preclude non-mountainous surroundings – it could be window ledge or a railing, for example. To qualify as a cliff hanging, the movie character basically just has to be […]

What I Watched Last Night: Valhalla Rising (2009) w/ commentary

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Cast:  Mads Mikkelson, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives    Falsely advertised as ‘300, except with Vikings’ (and sorely unappreciated by a 15 year old Movie Quibble) upon its 2009 release, Valhalla Rising  is a metaphysical enigma of movie-making wonder. Five years on, the mist shrouding its genius has finally cleared away. To […]