Out Of The Furnace (2013)

I knew absolutely nothing about Out Of The Furnace before choosing it as my next cinematic adventure. What compelled me to take a chance on the film whose trailer I had not even seen was the impressive looking cast list, Christian Bale having recently entertained me in American Hustle and others such as Forest Whitaker…

August: Osage County (2013)

August: Osage County is, as the poster states, a film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play of the same name. Premiered in 2007, the tone and subject matter align the play with the work of the great American writer Arthur Miller. The themes of family disintegration and hidden secrets are…

Mini Reviews #8

Tangled (2010) Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy A modern Disney animation to rival all the magic and musical magnificence in the films of the studio’s early nineties period that boasted such hits as Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast and The Lion King. Disney return to their penchant for retelling…

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

The last film I saw and reviewed was The Wolf Of Wall Street, a film that I noted for being devoid of any sympathetic characters and likeable figures. Move forward a week and something I did not expect upon beginning my viewing of the latest offering from the Coen brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, was to come…

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Anyone who is familiar with this site will be aware of my cinematic penchant for the seedier, quirkier, more exploitative style of film that has recently been displayed in pictures such as The Paperboy and Lovelace. I take great interest in and find myself captivated by aspects and situations of human life that I am far…

A Personal Moment Of Awards Season Glory

Blanchett, Lawrence, McConaughey, move the hell over! During this hectic film season of brilliant movies and the awards that follow, I have been lucky enough to be nominated for the ‘Versatile Blogger’ award by two lovely site runners, Lauren over at My Kind Of Movie and Vinnie of vinnieh. These be the rules: Thank the person who…

12 Years A Slave (2013)

It feels as though the theme of slavery has been an unusually present one in my cinematic viewings over the last two years or so. There was Lincoln, a film entirely about slavery that, surprisingly, showed incredibly little of it, with Steven Spielberg focusing instead on the politics of the time. Then came Quentin Tarantino’s…