Magic Magic (2013)

Every now and then a film will come along that I choose to see based purely on a particular cast member. Having recently seen and enjoyed Juno Temple’s performance in Afternoon Delight, I took the plunge and decided to give Magic Magic a go. The film, a Chiliean-American production written and directed by Sebastian Silva,…

Reaching For The Moon (2013)

Reaching For The Moon, the latest directorial offering from Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barreto, is a biographical dramatisation of the turbulent, sixteen year long love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares that took place between 1951 and 1967. Taking inspiration from the account give in the book Rare and…

Top Ten: Films Of My Birth Year (1989)

With the antics of Spiderman and Captain America not tickling my filmic fancy, it has been another slow week in the world of cinematic releases over here at Oh! That Film Blog. Time for another top ten list, then, and inspired by this post at Let There Be Movies, I present to you a selection…

Bad Words (2013)

Bad Words first caught my attention at the start of the year with the release of a hilariously offensive and vulgar red band trailer, and since then I have been waiting patiently for some kind of distribution and release to commence. The film, a comedy portraying a forty year old man who embarks on a…

Noah (2014)

American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky¬†was responsible for one of my favourite films of the year back in the 2010 when Black Swan came out of nowhere to completely blow me away. Four years on and Aronofsky’s next feature film is an ambitious take on one of the most widely recognised stories known to man, the tale…

Divergent Film Poster

Divergent (2014)

Based on the critically acclaimed young adult novels by writer Veronica Roth, Divergent is the first in a trilogy of sci-fi fantasy films hoping to create a similar following and legacy to that of The Hunger Games franchise. Set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, society has been divided in to five factions depending…