Posted : 10 months ago on 6 February 2013 03:06
(A review of The Master)
No contest here. The best film of 2012 for me. Simply sublime. Contains some of the finest acting I've seen in a long while. Brilliantly paced, written, photographed, scored-all the elements of a perfect film.
Posted : 11 months, 2 weeks ago on 25 December 2012 02:32
(A review of Cosmopolis)
Incredibly difficult for me to REALLY get an idea of how much I enjoyed the film. I feel that with another re-watch, my enjoyment would improve. One awesome end performance by Paul Giamatti. Really worth a watch this one!
It's not often I say this about a film, but Jesse James is generally one of the greatest films I have seen in my entire life. Utterly blown away when I first watched it back in 2007. A film of extraordinary beauty intertwined with some astonishing acting. Must not forget the exquisiteness of the soundtrack by Nick Cave. Wow. Contains also one of my favourite performances by an actor, Casey Affleck. One of my all time favourite films.
Posted : 1 year, 3 months ago on 11 August 2012 02:49
(A review of The Iron Lady)
Whilst I was engaged by Streep and Broadbent's performance, the film is horribly flawed. A lack of focus on a particular aspect of Thatcher's life makes for a disjointed mess of a film. Many key characters of Thatacher's administration are underused, such as Anthony Head. We seem to see an image of Thatacher that just didn't quite happen in that way. I might be in the minority here, but I would preferred Davis to have won the Oscar.
The more I think about this film...the more I get annoyed
Incredibly well crafted, brilliantly suspensful thriller based on the book by John Le Carre. Containing many many fine performances; in particular the underated Gary Oldman, who no doubt will be Oscar nominated. Othe potentialr nominees I suspect could include; Colin Firth, John Hurt and possibly even Benedict Cumberbatch. Expertly directed and wonderfully put together and one of the rare selection of films which appreciates its audience. Highly recomended and a modern masterpiece of the 10's. No doubt will sweep the board in the 2012 BAFTAS and OSCARS. No doubt Alfredson has the Oscar in the bag! See it now.
A briliantly made and incredibly well crafted prequel to a franchise which is highly underated. A fantastic performance from Michael Fassenbender and a great script. Another fantastic film from Matthew Vaughn. Look out from a great little performance from Nicholas Hoult.Highly recomended.
Just absolutely brilliant. Superbly directed by the man that is David Fincher, with a mix of life in 2003 and a wonderful exploration of how the most famous social network was created. The exploration of Zuckerberg's personality and how he isolated his friend Saverin along the way. The blend of music and various scenes are some of the strong parts of the film and incredibly engaging also. The script is for sure oscar nominated material, with the quick dialogue and sharp mocks from Zuckerberg,creates such a superb film indeed. Highly recommended!10/10
At last! they ditched the annoying Bloom and Knightly and constructed a brilliant film. Feels incredibly fresh and vibrant and contains just one simple and understandable plot. As far as I'm concerned ,this is the sequel to the first film.