The Homesman (2014)

Up until a few weeks ago, The Homesman was a film that I knew little to nothing about. My very first encounter with the picture came through the confused memory of a good friend (The Flim Culb) who stated that a movie was coming out involving Hilary Swank escorting three mad women across the plains…

Top Ten: Oscar Speeches

The biggest night of the film calendar is almost upon us, and rather than burden you all with yet another predictions post, I thought I would honour the Academy Awards by listing my ten favourite acceptance speeches. The question of ‘what would you say’ is one I often ponder whilst in the shower or on…

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…