Based on the trailer, it could be very good, or it could be just another rehash of everything Scorcese has done before over and over and over.Read more "HBO drops the needle on its trailer for VINYL"
We’ve seen Don drunk-smirking, and politely smiling when social situations demanded it, but we still knew that he was miserable. Every fleeting moment of contentment was followed by a return to Don’s usual state of despair.Read more "Don Draper Wants To Teach the World to Sing … and Smile"
“Inherent Vice” is a film that you will want to watch more than once, and you might want to smoke up before you watch it. That’s cool, man.Read more "Oscars 2015: Inherent Vice"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays daring tightrope walker Philippe Petit in Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, coming to cinemas this October. In 1974 Petit famously made an illegal and ridiculously dangerous tightrope walk between the rooftops of the as-then unfinished Twin Towers in New York. I’m guessing director Zemeckis has pulled out all his bag of technological tricks […]Read more "THE WALK (trailer review)"
Some won’t like the Indonesian martial-arts thrillers, but If you are in any way a fan of films in which tiny men do seriously violent things to each other, then I heartily recommend them.Read more "I’m Stuck In The Middle With You, So Could You Please Take The Hammer Claws Out Of My Skull?"
Smiley spends most of his time at home looking miserable or sitting in his room in a seedy hotel looking at old files, or swimming in a very cold-looking, very grimy public pool. It doesn’t really sound exciting, does it? It’s riveting.Read more "Genre Grandeur – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)"
If you haven’t seen “Utopia”, go watch it. Now.Read more "Before “Utopia”: Seventeen Great Conspiracy Thrillers"
Amy Adams is the real standout. Because of her looks, her personality, and the sorts of plucky role she usually plays, I have always thought of her as Nicole Kidman’s perky, sexy little sister. But here she is given the chance to create a real character not soon forgottenRead more "Believing What You Want To Believe. American Hustle (DVD Review)"
There’s more to the Irish music scene than Bono, the Edge, Adam and Larry.Read more "St. Patrick’s Week: 50 Great Irish Songs!!!! (none by U2!)"