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Month: October 2014

Haider – It doesn’t strike one as an appealing piece of cinema, but come hell or high water this is certainly striking!

Haider (India/2014) UK Release by UTV Motion Pictures – 2nd October 2014 Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj Brief Synopsis: A retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a conflict driven state of war on terror. A young man returns to this homeland to discover shattering circumstances that lead to great strife – a maddening search for the truth begins.  This film is a bomb. This abstract interpretation almost encapsulates everything about this film. On the surface level, the bomb ticks, it goes off and the aftermath brings devastation and then it goes off again to… Read more Haider – It doesn’t strike one as an appealing piece of cinema, but come hell or high water this is certainly striking!

A Walk Among the Tombstones – It sounds far more enticing than it really is

A Walk Among the Tombstones (US/2014) UK Release by Momentum Pictures – 19th September 2014 Directed by Scott Frank Unfortunately, this film leaves no room for curiosity or character insight. Yet, those elements are not entirely necessary for the film to play out in its own confidence as a systematic and noirish thriller. Liam Neeson is hard at home with tough nails, fierce jujitsu skills and ex-cop attire. However, there is no explosive dynamite, but rather a late package that Neeson carries on his shoulders at a steady pace, marking… Read more A Walk Among the Tombstones – It sounds far more enticing than it really is

Ida – It just feels so pure, it’s hard to explain..

Ida (Poland/2013) UK Release by Music Box Films – 26th September 2014 Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski Brief Synopsis: Ida is about to take her vows when she heads out into the open with her Aunt Wanda on a voyage of discovery. A dark secret of past family trauma relating back to the Nazi occupation awaits. Quite simply, neither life will ever be the same again.   Every frame of this film acts the equivalent to a piece of artwork that one wants to behold. It is meticulously crafted in lightly faded black… Read more Ida – It just feels so pure, it’s hard to explain..

Sex Tape – Laughable Crap!

Sex Tape (US/2014) UK Release by Columbia Pictures – 3rd September 2014 Directed by Jake Kasdan  Whilst you may be having a fit about how bad this movie is, I ask you to look beyond how it appears and laugh at the satire it presents of the age we live in. Indeed, the plain fact that a film has been made about a couple that looses their sex tape in the cloud is laughable, but oddly peculiar and admirable. It is a simple concept that screams bad movie, but the… Read more Sex Tape – Laughable Crap!

The Riot Club – It is controversial and uncertain, but not to be missed either

The Riot Club (UK/2014) UK Release by Universal Pictures International – 19th September 2014 Directed by Lone Scherfig Brief Synopsis: It is all about reputation and worth in this destructive depiction of two first-year students at Oxford University falling under hard times. It is almost an edge of your seat thriller, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. I moaned, clutched my churning stomach and even felt like spitting across the room at one point (in disgust that is). There was even the occasional glance down at my watch, never a good… Read more The Riot Club – It is controversial and uncertain, but not to be missed either