I don’t have the best of track records with Tarantino films… …I have sat down to watch three of them before The Hateful Eight. I liked Reservoir Dogs but then fell asleep watching Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds. I found them far far too long and in desperate need of an editor with the courage to… Continue reading Review: The Hateful Eight (18, 3hrs 7mins, inc. 15mins interval)
Two of the latest films I have seen at the cinema have been Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Danish Girl. These should have been fantastic experiences as these are the films that cinema is made for. The grand spectacle that is Star Wars should be seen on the biggest screen possible with the best… Continue reading Feature: Cinema: Is the end nigh?
You can always tell when it’s Oscar season… …over the past few weeks I have seen The Danish Girl, The Revenant and now Room, and all of them have Oscar-winning potential. Room may not have sumptuous and glossy cinematography and neither was it filmed during a certain hour and a half of daylight each day whilst… Continue reading Review: Room (15, 1hr 58mins)
Alejandro González Iñárritu must have a massive mantle piece… …no, that isn’t a euphemism! Give his name a Google and this visionary director has won the lot, even awards I have never heard of for his contribution to film-making. That mantle piece of his must be bowing under the weight of it all! Not bad for… Continue reading Review: The Revenant (15, 2hrs 36mins)
Tom Hooper, check. Eddie Redmayne, check. Alicia Vikander, check. Powerful story that is set in the 1920s/30s but is a timely release that is relevant in today’s society, check. All this screams and shouts “Oscars!” to me. So why did this film leave me cold when I left the cinema? The Danish Girl tells the story… Continue reading Review: The Danish Girl (15, 1hr 59mins)