Tuesday 29 January 2013

Film Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver
Runtime: 122 minutes

Silver Linings Playbook is a beautifully crafted tale of two damaged and down-on-their-luck people who find themselves searching for that 'silver lining' in one another's lives. Sometimes emotional and raw, Silver Linings Playbook takes a sensitive topic and injects a dose of heart that will win audiences over.

Monday 14 January 2013

Film Review: Gangster Squad

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte
Runtime: 113 minutes

Gangster Squad is an stylishly shot and star-studded homage to a much-loved genre that doesn't wholly disappoint but also doesn't live up to it's full potential. 

Saturday 5 January 2013

Film Review: Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog
Running time: 130 minutes

The first film to be centred on Lee Child's burly super sleuth, Jack Reacher is a combination of Bourne thrills with Sherlock Holmes-esque deduction that hits the target for the most part. 

Thursday 3 January 2013

My 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2013

With 2012 behind well and truly behind us (pah, 2012! What a joke!) I look forward to my most anticipated films of the coming 12 months. We've got action, comedy, drama, science-fiction and fantasy all on offer, so something for all cinematic tastes. What film are you looking forward to most in 2013?

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Film Review: Life of Pi

An adaptation of Yann Martel's novel of the same name, Life of Pi is a beautifully crafted piece of cinematic eye-candy that wins over the eyes, the mind, the heart and the soul. It is a gripping tale of triumph in adversity and enlightenment that will open the minds of many. 


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