El Mariachi

Great action and an involving storyline, all on a shoestring budget El Mariachi is Robert Rodriguez’s debut film, most famous for it’s microscopic budget of $7000 dollars. It reinvigorated low budget film makers, and revolutionised the understanding of what can be achieved on the cheap. However as easy as it is to get caught up […]

April 14

It’s that time again! Just putting out a reminder for those of you about the ‘Who’s That?’ quiz. As always, the answer will be going up at the end of the month, but for those of you who missed the earlier post about this and wanted to make a guess, then cast your eyes up […]

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Solid performances, characterisation and  action make Winter Soldier a lot of fun This is one of my favourite of the Marvel films. It may not be as complex or intelligent as it verges on being, but this thriller delivers some great performances and an actual sense of peril within the action which makes it stand […]

Who's That?

Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) from No Country for Old Men! Thank you everybody for playing once again! Congratulations to the following for guessing correctly, that haircut is what gives him away!: Committed to Celluloid Digital Shortbread Flights, Tights and Movie Nights Marked Movies Screenkicker! Sophie Fletcher The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger We Do All Things […]

March

It’s that time again! Just putting out a reminder for those of you about the ‘Who’s That?’ quiz. As always, the answer will be going up at the end of the month, but for those of you who missed the earlier post about this and wanted to make a guess, then cast your eyes up […]

A History of Violence

Violence simmers under the surface here, constantly threatening to explode David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence is first and foremost a film about violence itself.  The plot here isn’t complicated; in many respects it’s secondary to the characters and the film’s discussion on violence as a means to an end, as a way of life, as a necessity. […]

Almost Famous

Fills you with a special, uplifting joy which only truly great films can achieve Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous is an excellent coming of age tale about a fifteen year old guy who lands himself the chance of a lifetime – interviewing an almost famous rock band for Rolling Stone. Patrick Fugit is marvellous in the […]

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Kaufman’s tale of erasing memories is equally heartbreaking and joyful Unsurprisingly Kaufman’s writing manages to guide us through a labyrinth of memories, heartbreak and regret with a precision that few other writers can muster. It takes a lot of skill to continue to hold onto your audience’s trust when you’re jumping around in time and […]

Who's That?

Danny Zuko (John Travolta) from Grease! Thank you everybody for playing once again! Anyway Danny threw a lot of you last month, but still there were several correct guessers and here they are! Congrats to the following: Flashback/Backslide We Do All Things Cinematic With a Friend Like Gary Where the Wild Things Are Now onto […]

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It’s that time again! Just putting out a reminder for those of you about the ‘Who’s That?’ quiz. As always, the answer will be going up at the end of the month, but for those of you who missed the earlier post about this and wanted to make a guess, then cast your eyes up […]

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