Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

The Butler

16Nov13

The Butler, also known as Lee Daniel’s The Butler, is a rather good film. It’s inspired by the story of Eugene Allen, who worked as a butler at the White House for 34 years, during which time he worked for every administration from President Eisenhower to President Reagan. Set parallel to the American Civil Rights […]


Gravity

10Nov13

Gravity is an alright movie. I went into this cinema expecting to have my mind blown, to see a film so incredible that my opinion of cinema would be changed forever. I think I was probably expecting too much. From a technical point of view, Gravity truly is breathtaking, you genuinely believe  that you’re in […]


Bad Grandpa

27Oct13

Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa is a very funny movie. I have to use the word movie in a very loose sense though, as it’s not really a film at all, essentially, Bad Grandpa is a feature length special of the infamous Jackass character. Featuring a series of sketches pulled together by an incredibly ropey excuse […]


One Chance

27Oct13

One Chance is a lovely little film. Based on the true story of former Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, One Chance is a biographical comedy drama, it contains no plot surprises and very little tension, but it still manages to be a lovely little film. The reason for this? It’s your standard rags to […]


It’s rare that an acting performance simply takes your breath away, but Tom Hanks did exactly that in his lead role in Captain Phillips. Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips, a freight boat captain who is kidnapped by pirates in international waters. Hanks re-defines the phrase powerhouse performance. He is simply incredible […]


The story of Wikileaks is one of the most interesting of the internet’s generation, much like the launch of Facebook, the use of information, and the internet as a source of information changed dramatically with the creation of a simple website. As a film however, The Fifth Estate is just a bit dull really. Starring […]


Filth

07Oct13

Filth is a disturbing, yet brilliant film. Based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, Filth tells the story of Detective Sergeant Bruce Robinson (James McAvoy), a bi-polar alcoholic junkie who manipulates his way through the festive season in attempt to gain a promotion at work. Supported by an ensemble cast including Eddie […]