Category Archives: 2011

Drive

Ryan Gosling plays a stuntman and getaway driver who falls for his neighbour Irene (played by Brit Actress Carey Mulligan), whose husband is in prison. On his release, the husband has a hangover of trouble and debt, which Goslings character (who is only ever known as “The Driver”) attempts to help him out of, by Click here to read more…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

As I write, the award season is hoving into view. We’ve Golden Globes in a fortnight (the highlight no doubt will be host Ricky Gervais), then BAFTAs and finally the Academy Awards. Forget the fame, forget the fortune, forget getting your handprint¬†on the Walk of Fame or having your name in billboard letters larger than Click here to read more…

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Midnight in Paris

A writer and his fiancee are having a strained holiday in Paris. Frustrated by the lack of romance that his partner has for a city he adores, he wanders off on a walk only to end up at a party with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Yes that’s right, he’s gone back in time to Click here to read more…

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50/50

There comes a time occasionally in life when you’re given a sober reminder of your own mortality. When this happens to me, I quickly realise how naive I am to some of life’s realities. There are 7 billion people on this planet and about 2 billion have died in my lifetime. That’s about 150,000 die Click here to read more…

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Welcome to the Rileys

Sometimes stuff happens in life that jolts us out of our comfort zone. It removes us from our daily routines and leaves us lagging in the pace of our own life. It can affect our relationships with others and can make our otherwise familiar environment seem alien. This is precisely what happens to Doug and Click here to read more…

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Four

Love, sex, jealousy, control and revenge are the order of the day in John Langridge’s new movie “Four”. The movie sells itself with the tagline “There is no such thing as a simple plan“. Once you’ve watched it, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there is no such thing as a simple storyline. It starts Click here to read more…

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Melancholia

Depression is a bit like sex. Ok, stay with me. It’s something we know is there, but few of us rarely want to discuss it openly, let alone admit we require help with it. It is the elephant in the room, that thing that we know Uncle so and so suffered with – still he’s Click here to read more…

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A SPOILER ALERT Most cold war spy films have ubiquitous elements about them. There is a drained lack of colour in establishing shots. Everyone chain-smokes and the amount of alcohol consumed makes one wonder how any spy managed to stay focused let alone alert! A good spy must have a house with Click here to read more…

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Final Destination 5

Since cinemas earliest day, the world of movie franchise has been responsible for classics from James Bond to Carry On, Star Wars to Jurassic Park, Pirates to Shrek, Potter to Rings. Thanks to my FilmFridays co-founder, I have dabbled in the slightly more commerical franchises including all 7 Saw films (in the space of a Click here to read more…

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The Inbetweeners

Despite paying ¬£11 at the Odeon Camden to watch a film this afternoon, it still infuriated me that the programme billed to start at 2pm ran adverts and trailers for almost half and hour. I’ve paid good money and for what? Why should I pay to watch advertisements? Someone’s getting money for something here and Click here to read more…

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