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The Drop – There’s enough to play with

The Drop (US/2014) UK Release by 20th Century Fox – 14th November 2014 Directed by Michaël R. Roskam Brief Synopsis: Everyone in the neighbourhood works together to make a living. The past can be haunting and the future must be sourced at any cost, law abiding or not. Bob Saginowski finds himself entangled right at the centre after a string of unfortunate events.  There is an assuring sense of dread, morbid humour and a fine American setting for a simmering thriller: the deep of Brooklyn. This weighted tale from Dennis Lehane… Read more The Drop – There’s enough to play with

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

Before I go to Sleep – It deserves an audience, but not a place in the history books

  Before I go to Sleep (UK, 2014) UK Release by StudioCanal – 5th September 2014 Directed by Rowan Joffe Brief Synopsis: Christine Lucas wakes up feeling exactly the same every morning: confused as to her whereabouts and believing she is still in her twenties. She is only able to store information for a day, but soon begins to seek terrifying truths in her life when her psychiatrist gives her the upper hand.  Credit is due for Nicole Kidman who continues to take on interesting and challenging roles (Grace of… Read more Before I go to Sleep – It deserves an audience, but not a place in the history books

The Guest – A delicious guilty pleasure

  The Guest – US, 2014 UK Release by Icon Film Distribution – 5th September 2014 Directed by Adam Wingard Brief Synopsis: In what is fundamentally a new spawn of Stoker, a hard-hitting solider fools a family into welcoming him into their home. The rather intense accidents that follow are no coincidence..  One may initially ponder why they bothered to make the effort, but Dan Stevens and the atypical character he plays called David will soon keep you entranced. David, at first, is presented as the lad prototype, the guy who gets… Read more The Guest – A delicious guilty pleasure

Big Bad Wolves – shock value and comedy go hand-in-hand

MOVIE REVIEW Big Bad Wolves United Channel Movies, Israel  110 Min 2.35:1 UK Release: TBA for 2014 by Metronome Distribution DIR Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales PROD Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi SCR Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales DP Giora Bejach CAST Lior Ashkenazi, Tzachi Grad, Rotem Keinan, Dov Glickman, Menashe Noy Hailed by Quentin Tarantino as the best film of the year, so far, at Busan international film festival, it’s easy to see why with the flair, punch and shock value that Big Bad Wolves brings to the table. The… Read more Big Bad Wolves – shock value and comedy go hand-in-hand