Category Archives: 2010

Sarah’s Key

This film jumps between two periods of time. The first is Paris in 1942, principally what was known as the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup – which resulted in thousands of Parisian jews sent to Auschwitz for extermination. What made the event even more notorious is that the French Police were complicit in the roundup (something President Click here to read more…

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Cemetery Junction

So here we are, my first ever film review and it’s (drum roll please . . . ) Cemetery Junction. What? I hear you cry for despite the involvement of Ricky Gervais this film came and went with relatively little fanfare which is a shame as there is quite a lot to admire here. The Click here to read more…

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Little White Lies

One might have thought that if your good friend was involved in a near fatal accident that visiting him in intensive care would rank slightly higher than going off on holiday. Not for this bunch of self obsessed 30 somethings. Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, invites a group of friends to his beach house Click here to read more…

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Biutiful

Ever been on holiday to Barcelona? Personally I think it’s over-rated but after you watch this film you’ll wonder why anyone would ever want to go there. This is the side of the Spanish playground that the tourists definitely don’t see. In his first feature film since Babel, Iñárritu returns with the bleak, harrowing but Click here to read more…

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The Tourist

It beggars belief that I am writing this review after wasting 1 1/2 hours of my precious time on this film, but I feel it is my responsibility as a reviewer to save others from similarly wasting valuable paint drying time. On the surface it looks vaguely promising. Elise (Jolie) after receiving a mysterious note Click here to read more…

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Catfish

I must first warn you that I come from the standpoint that Facebook is total drivel and an utter waste of time. That said, it has kind of revolutionised the way a lot of people meet, socialise and live (get out more you sad losers and live real life!). With that off my chest I Click here to read more…

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Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom opens with the death of Josh’s mother by a self-inflicted heroin overdose (this is definitely no Rom Com) . Josh has been protected by his mother from the rest of his criminal family, but with his mother gone he has nowhere to turn. He goes to live with his grandmother (Janine “Smurf” Cody) Click here to read more…

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The Light Thief

Kyrgyzstan, as I know you’re about to tell me, is a former Soviet occupied country in Central Asia neighbouring Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and, of course China! And since independance in 1991 it has suffered much political instability owing to the high levels of corruption and prolific organised crime. Oh come on, you weren’t aware of Click here to read more…

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True Grit

When the Coen Brothers announced they were remaking the John Wayne classic True Grit, one could be forgiven for shuddering slightly. After all, their remake of  The Ladykillers was a notoriously bad decision. But then again when you think of their more successful films, notably Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou? and No Country For Click here to read more…

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