Film reviews and more

Day: 22 July 2011

Film Review: ‘The Big Picture’

★★☆☆☆ The Big Picture (2010) makes Swiss cheese look structurally sound. The central problem is the plot which, as anyone who watches a lot of films know, must be good if you’re trying to make a traditional, linear thriller. The […]

Film Review: ‘Horrible Bosses’

★★★★☆ Hot on the heals of gross-out comedy Bridesmaids (2011) comes Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses (2011). Friends Nick, Dale and Kurt share a common problem: they all hate their bosses. Nick (Jason Bateman) works for tyrannical Mr Harken (Kevin Spacey), […]

Film Review: ‘Beginners’

★★★★☆ Mike Mills’ Beginners (2010) is an incredibly intelligent and sensitive film; it is well made, carefully thought out and has bags of quirky humour. The plot focus on a graphic designer Oliver whose world is shaken to its core […]

Film Review: ‘The Lavender Hill Mob’

 ★★★★☆ In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the truly brilliant British heist film directed by Charles Crichton, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) has been digitally restored, rendering its image just as sharp as its Oscar-winning screenplay. The story centres upon […]