Korean director Jee-woon Kim’s last couple of films, The Good The Bad And The Weird and I Saw The Devil, have been two of my favourite and most enjoyable over the past few years. It is then, with great excitement and expectation, that I went to see his new film
I feel compelled to write this article as this very website posted a piece not too long ago entitled “The Worst Movies Of 2012”. Ghost Rider 2 featured highly on this list and the Ghost Rider himself Nicolas Cage was lambasted and berated for his performance and acting skills in
Another Earth and now Sound Of My Voice have put Brit Marling on my radar as a talent to watch. She writes and stars in both and while Another Earth was an impressive debut, her writing seems to be getting better, more confident and more interesting. Both films are classed
Marion Cotillard‘s two key performances this year, in The Dark Knight Rises and now Rust and Bone, could not be more different. In TDKR she played a side-lined, generic love interest for our hero who barely managed to be interesting even with a late reveal. She also gave us one
A low-budget Danish film about an accused paedophile staring an ex-Bond villain might not be everyone’s idea of a great Saturday night at the cinema. However, Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelsen, is one of the best pieces of truly affecting and emotionally engaging cinema I’ve seen in a very
Sightseers is the third film by exciting new British talent Ben Wheatley, who is already establishing himself as a masterful director and possibly the new Shane Meadows. However, to give Wheatley the credit for this film would be doing a disservice to the real creators and talent, Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, who wrote and star in the film as oddball lovers Chris and Tina.
Michael Haneke is a director whose career I have followed intently over the past few years. While never making anything that would slot into my top ten or even twenty favorite films he has produced some intriguing, interesting and original work. Haneke is known for edgy and controversial themes and
“Found footage”, “P.O.V.”, “self-filmed”, “ghost cam” (whatever you want to call them) movies can be an interesting and original way of making a film. Spawned by The Blair Witch Project, they allow for a more realistic, gritty and immersive approach to filmmaking. If the story gives itself over to this