Archive for June, 2011

Maurice Sendak’s seminal children’s classic meets one of the most innovative directors of recent years. I can’t help but imagine the above sentence formed the pitch to give Spike Jonze the directors’ chair on the big screen adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. The film is a strange concept really, as the book it’s […]

Shutter Island


Shutter Island is an unusual film. Set in the early 1950s, the plot follows two U.S. Marshalls (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) as they enter an isolated mental asylum in the search of a missing patient and discover that not all is as it seems. Directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, I expected Shutter Island […]



Social realism is an unusual film genre. There are many viewers that aren’t fans of the genre, others have no idea what the genre is. But social realism is a style of filmmaking that I’ve always been a fan of. In a nutshell, the genre depicts everyday life, there is a narrative, but it’s purely […]



When I first saw the trailer for Bridesmaids, I got the feeling that a pretty straight forward comedy was in the offing; basically Sex and the City meets The Hangover. I was wrong. Bridesmaids is arguably more of a comedy drama than a straight comedy film for starters, as for pretty much every shot of […]

Date Night


Every now and then as a film fan you sit down to watch a movie you know very little about and find yourself thrilled with your choice of viewing. This happened to me with the movie Date Night. Before I started to watch this film I knew it starred Steve Carell and Tina Fey, who […]

Written, Directed and Produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the team behind The Office, Cemetery Junction is a charming British drama about small town life. The story charts the tale of childhood friends Freddie, Bruce and Snork (Bought to life excellently by relative newcomers Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan) as they struggle […]

Bad Teacher


Starring the ever gorgeous Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher is a comedy film about a woman who will literally do whatever it takes as long as it benefits her. In the case of Elizabeth Halsey (Diaz) this means drinking, stealing, taking drugs and making her students was movies during every lesson of her class just so […]