Mini Reviews #5

What I have been watching over the last seven days: In America (2002) Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger An incredibly emotional tale of an Irish immigrant family who relocate to New York in the 1980s to begin a new life. Though narrated by one of the family’s young daughters, the…

Mini Reviews #4

What I have been watching over the last seven days: Suddenly (2002) Director: Diego Lerman Starring: Tatiana Saphir, Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan An interesting Argentinian and Dutch film in which a naive shop assistant is swept away on a road trip by two free spirited punks. A story of sexual awakening and discovery layered with…

Mini Reviews #3

What I have been watching over the last seven days: The Pebble And The Penguin (1995) Director: Don Bluth and Gary Goldman Starring: Martin Short, James Belushi, Annie Golden A rather forgettable Don Bluth animation, no where near as good as his other offerings such as An American Tale or The Land Before Time. The…

Mini Reviews #2

What I have watched over the last seven days: The Ides Of March (2011) Director: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman A riveting and intriguing depiction of the internal politics that surround a presidential campaign. Similar in tone to The West Wing or The Newsroom, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling give…

Mini Reviews #1

Being the film lover that I am, I tend to watch more than just the one new release or Second Chance Saloon instalment per week. Not wanting to overload my readers with endless articles, the miscellaneous films I watch throughout the week seem to go by without a mention. Therefore I have decided to start…