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Film Review: The Counselor (2013) 0
by / on November 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm / in Current Theatrical Releases, Film

Film Review: The Counselor (2013)

Expectations are high for The Counselor. It comes from the first produced screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, one of the greatest living novelists, whose work has already yielded the critically acclaimed and Oscar winning No Country For Old Men , John Hillcoat’s The Road and the under-rated All The Pretty Horses, which was severely truncated upon release. It has been directed […]

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Film Review: I’m So Excited (2013) 0
by / on September 19, 2013 at 9:33 am / in Film

Film Review: I’m So Excited (2013)

The richness of the colour onscreen separates the world Almodovar presents from reality, isolating the characters in their own dimension, and its use is very reminiscent of films of the French New Wave, particularly Jacques Demi’s Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is A Woman (1961).

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Wednesdays With Woody: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 2
by / on November 21, 2012 at 9:00 am / in Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays With Woody: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

There’s a scene halfway through Vicky Cristina Barcelona where the narrator elaborates on the thoughts of the American Christina while spending time in Barcelona: “She was already thinking of herself as a kind of ex-patriot, not smothered by what she believed to be America’s puritanical and materialistic culture which she had little patience for. She saw herself more a European […]

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Film Review: To Rome With Love (2012) 1
by / on October 16, 2012 at 8:58 am / in Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Film Review: To Rome With Love (2012)

By this point in his career, Woody Allen’s European migration has visited many popular tourist destinations: London, Paris and Barcelona for example. Now, it is Rome’s turn. Returning to a somewhat fantasy narrative, Allen’s 42nd feature To Rome with Love enters a grouping of films that include The Purple Rose of Cairo and Midnight in Paris to a lesser extent.

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Trailer: To Rome With Love (2012) 0
by / on April 4, 2012 at 9:53 am / in Trailer Trash

Trailer: To Rome With Love (2012)

What perfect timing (Wednesdays with Woody) for the trailer to arrive for Woody Allen’s new film To Rome With Love. Originally titled The Bop Decameron, and then Nero Fiddled (my personal favourite out of the three chosen names), To Rome With Love sees a group of interrelated couples traipsing around Rome in a lighthearted comic fashion.

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Film Review: Nine (2009) 0
by / on February 2, 2010 at 2:43 am / in Film, Oscar contenders

Film Review: Nine (2009)

By James Madden. Viewed on 27/01/2010. Every now and then a film comes along that reminds you of the golden age of Hollywood. Rob Marshall’s Nine is one of these gems. I was slightly hesitant in seeing Marshall’s latest offering, after not so glowing reviews and his previous work Memoirs of a Geisha (which was good, but not of the […]

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