Film candy

I tend to the agree with the opinion that good filmmaking lies in the hands of a director first and foremost. And that it is very okay to think this.

Roger Ebert: “A movie is not good or bad because of its content, but because of how it handles its content [the director]”.

Quentin Tarantino: “If the subject intrigues you and makes you do a dive like I have, I think you find a lot of films that are interesting. Don’t get too hung up in classification of good and bad, because truly interesting is where it’s at… The idea is to go into these films and take it where they’re going and where the directors are taking you.”


Archive of film reviews by Charlie Bury in chronological ordering:

Seashore – Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon

Horse Money – Pedro Costa

1001 Grams – Bent Hamer

Desire for Beauty – Miguel Guadêncio

Eisenstein in Guanujauto – Peter Greenaway

Chicken – Joe Stephenson

Spy – Paul Feig

The New Girlfriend – François Ozon

Hinterland – Harry Macqueen

Spooks: The Greater Good – Bharat Nalluri

Amnesia – Barbet Schroeder

The Sea of Trees – Gus Van Sant

A Perfect Day – Fernando León de Aranoa

Diary of a Chambermaid – Benoît Jacquot

Raging Rose – Julia Kowalski

Sicario – Denis Villeneuve

The Assassin – Hsiao-Hsien Hou

The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos

Mia Madre – Nanni Moretti

Love – Gaspar Noé

Chronic – Michel Franco

Koza – Ivan Ostrochovský

We Monsters – Sebastian Ko

American Sniper – Clint Eastwood

Birdman – Alejandro González Iñárritu

Boyhood – Richard Linklater

Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

The Theory of Everything – James Marsh

The Imitation Game – Morten Tyldum

The Drop – Michaël R. Roskam

Mr. Turner – Mike Leigh

Modris – Juris Kursietis

No One’s Child – Vuk Rsumovic

The Canal – Ivan Kavanagh

Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy

Interstellar – Christopher Nolan

Haider – Vishal Bhardwaj

A Walk Among the Tombstones – Scott Frank

Ida – Pawel Pawlikowski

Sex Tape – Jake Kasdan

The Riot Club – Lone Scherfig

Gone Girl – David Fincher

Magic in the Moonlight – Woody Allen

Pride – Matthew Warchus

A Most Wanted Man – Anton Corbijn

Before I go to Sleep – Rowan Joffe

Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt

The Guest – Adam Wingard

Two Days, One Night – The Dardenne Brothers

Maleficent – Robert Stromberg

The Selfish Giant – Clio Bernard

Bad Neighbours – Nicholas Stoller

Locke – Steven Knight

Starred Up – David Mackenzie

Noah – Darren Aronofsky

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson

The Book Thief – Brian Percival

Non-Stop – Jaume Collet-Serra

Dallas Buyers Club – Jean-Marc Vallée

12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen

Fruitvale Station – Ryan Coogler

August: Osage County – John Wells

The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese

Short Term 12 – Destin Cretton

Enough Said – Nicole Holofcener

All is Lost – J.C. Chandor

American Hustle – David O. Russell

The Spectacular Now – James Ponsoldt

The Thirteenth Tale – James Kent

Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón

Reincarnation – Takashi Shimizu

Oldboy (remake) – Spike Lee

Jeune & Jolie – François Ozon

Big Bad Wolves – Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales

Gloria – Sebastián Lelio

Blue is the Warmest Colour – Abdellatif Kechiche

After Lucia – Michel Franco

Wakolda – Lucia Puenzo

Captain Phillips – Paul Greengrass

Prisoners – Denis Villeneuve

Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen

The Call – Brad Anderson

The Family – Luc Besson

Rush – Ron Howard

We’re The Millers – Rawson Marshall Thurber

About Time – Richard Curtis

Diana – Oliver Hirschbiegel

Insidious: Chapter 2 – James Wan

The Big Wedding – Justin Zackham

To Rome with Love – Woody Allen

Olympus Has Fallen – Antoine Fuqua

21 & Over – Jon Lucas and Scott Moore

In Bruges – Martin McDonagh 

Harakiri – Masaki Kobayashi

Possession – Andrzej Zulawski

The Arbor – Clio Bernard

Bait – Kimble Rendall

Burn After Reading – The Coen Brothers

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Mark Herman

Don’t Look Now – Nicolas Roeg

The Dreamers – Bernardo Bertolucci

Eden Lake – James Watkins

Erin Brokovich – Steven Soderbergh

The Human Centipede – Tom Six

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema – Sophie Fiennes

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology – Sophie Fiennes

Song for Marion – Paul Andrew Williams

Switchblade Romance – Alexandre Aja

To The Wonder – Terrence Malick

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