Les Miserables

Plot Adapted from Victor Hugo’s iconic novel, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), a prisoner, breaks his parole and his attempts to make a new life for himself in post-Revolution France. Pursued by  the relentless law officer  Javert (Russell Crowe) he tries to hide his past life from his adopted daughter Cosette (Amanda Seyfried). The various host … Continue reading

Tyrannosaur

For a film written in only one week, it would be fair to assume the end result would be disappointing but in the case of actor-turned-director Paddy Considine, his first feature is gritty, raw and utterly compelling.  Though be warned that this is not an easy watch. To give some idea of what to expect, … Continue reading

Network

    Satire at its best, Network is an unforgiving critique on the greed of the television industry. Beginning with the end of a career of long term news anchor Howard Beale (a heartbreakingly frantic Peter Finch in his last film role); due to a drop in ratings, the film goes on to illustrate the fierce ambition of … Continue reading

Aliens

    Continuing with the Alien quadrilogy, the first thing to note about the second installment, Aliens, directed by James ‘box office king’ Cameron is considerably different in tone to its predecessor.Whereas Alien is more horror based, using a more subtle and suspenseful approach and a limited view of the alien in question, Aliens is much more … Continue reading

Alien

I’m ashamed to admit it has taken me this long to see Alien but in preparation for the upcoming prequel Prometheus, I have decided to watch all four, and in the case of Alien, I must admit it was certainly worth the wait. This sci-fi thriller follows the crew of seven of the spaceship Nostromo, … Continue reading

The Artist

In this modern day of film it is not very often that something completely fresh and surprising comes along. The Artist, a Black-and-White, silent film, by French director Michael Hazanavicius and is one such film. A breath of fresh air and a pure delight to behold it deserves every bit of the acclaim it has … Continue reading

Drive

It’s really been a great year for Ryan Gosling, with a variety of different films this year including Crazy, Stupid Love and The Ides of March, he is also the star of Drive, the film many critics are rightly calling the coolest film of the year. In a role with very limited dialogue, Gosling is … Continue reading

Kick-Ass

    For those looking for pure, unadulterated fun, this is the film for you. Director Matthew Vaughn had the confidence to defy the Hollywood producers who deemed the graphic novel ‘too risky’ to make and produced the film himself allowing himself total freedom to make the film he wanted; despite it being only his … Continue reading