• La Maison en Petits Cubes

    La Maison en Petits Cubes

    Poignant, sad and clever. A very touching short film. Brilliant drawing as well.

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★½

    A story of power, greed, religion, family and oil.


    This is the first film I have seen which stars Daniel Day-Lewis. He is absolutely brilliant in this film, one of the best, if not the best performance by an actor in a film I have seen. He rivals Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. The music and sound is fantastic, an uncomfortable ringing sound plays at the start, which foreshadows an event that happens later on in the film.


    It is too long however, and I wasn't sure what accent Daniel Day-Lewis was doing.


    Other than that, a fantastic film.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    I don't know how to explain this film... it's just a beautiful piece of work. 

    Who knew Oscar Isaac was such a good singer? He's brilliant in this. It's just a film about people who are lost in life. It's not for everyone, but I found it to be pretty much perfect.

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★½

    This is a dark and gritty action film, but not much more. 90 minutes of Keanu Reeves (who I like a lot as a human being by the way) kicking the crap out of a load of nameless suits. Also a film about grief.

    The action is shot well, (no shaky cam in this one, which is a lazy technique used in most modern action films) which is a nice bonus. This film also features the second best fight scene in a church in a 2014 action film.

    It's not trying to be something it's not, and overall it's a bloody, violent, well shot action movie.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★½

    After watching "The Shining" and just being fascinated by the direction, I was excited to watch a more comedic film from Kubrick.

    Despite the fact that I didn't laugh too much, it was still a nice film with a few clever moments. Particularly liked the shots where the camera shows a wide shot then suddenly zooms in to be able to read what something says.

    Also thought I would mention that I didn't realise 3 of the main characters were…

  • Mindhorn

    Mindhorn

    ★★½

    Peculiar but amusing. Some of the jokes are very funny and clever, delivered mostly by Julian Barrat, who was brilliant. However, if the 3rd act was as good and as funny as the first 2, it would have been a higher rating. Fun film though, and surprisingly includes a lot more laughs than most big budget 'comedies' that are coming out these days.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★

    Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson meet in Tokyo, a place where they don't feel quite at home. They also are married to people they are not too passionate about, and the film is about how they meet and the crazy place and situation they find themselves in. 

    It's a nice idea, but while watching this film I didn't connect with it as much as I had hoped. Saying that, the screenplay definitely earned the oscar and the two central performances…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★

    The first 20 minutes went by and I thought "okay, this is brilliant". Then when Jim Carrey got into the dream sequence I thought "this is weird but it's just one scene". Then I realised it was the whole movie...

    The very beginning and the very end are good but for most of the film I was perplexed. Overall I thought the film was just...

    "Nice"

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★

    A brilliant screenplay and a very poignant film about real people with real problems. Adam Sandler is fantastic, and Ben Stiller is great at playing Dustin Hoffman's son... for the second time.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★½

    I don't know what kind of drugs all the cast members were on during the filming of 'Apocalypse Now' but it certainly worked.

    Almost a perfect 5 star film. Having studied the Vietnam War in History, I am very interested in it and I think this film conveys the harsh reality of it perfectly. The film looks amazing, and it is timeless in a sense that all of the practical effects completely hold up. If you told me this film…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

    I'm not a huge fan of horror, but I have always been interested about how directors can convert moving pictures into fear. This film is easily the creepiest film I've ever seen, and it's down to 3 things.

    1. The cinematography and editing. Kubrick deploys extremely long, and suspenseful shots, like the one of the boy cycling through the hotel, or the one with Jack tormenting his wife on the stairs. The zooming in on the bears face near the…

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    While this is a solid film all around, with good acting, characters you can really believe in, and some iconic scenes, it's just painful to say that girls don't go for guys like that in real life...