Film reviews and more

Day: 23 September 2011

Film Review: ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’

★★★★☆ Directed by Cameron Crowe, Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) is largely geared towards fans of the band, but offers much more than the anecdotal ramblings of a group of musicians trying to recount the years spent in an alcohol/drug-induced coma. […]

Film Review: Drive

★★★★☆ There’s something cinematically reassuring about smashing a human skull to pieces. Filmmakers from Martin Scorsese to Gaspar Noé have revelled in perhaps the ultimate act of human-upon-human violence. With noirish thriller Drive (2011) – starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston […]

Film Review: ‘The Tapes’

★★★☆☆ Shot on a meagre budget of £10,000, The Tapes (2011) is the debut feature from director Lee Alliston and Scott Bates and stars Mark Miller, Alliston and Mandy Lee Berger. Following the well-trodden found footage path, this intrinsically British […]

Film Review: ‘Warrior’

★★★★☆ Before Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman effort The Dark Knight Rises (2012) propels Tom Hardy’s stock into the stratosphere, he’ll already have three more films in the bag; John Hillcoat’s depression-era epic The Wettest County in the World […]