Inside Llewyn Davis

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. The final film in my Coen Brothers retrospective, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is a brutally… Continue reading

A Most Wanted Man

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Following the success of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ it wasn’t a surprise that there was an… Continue reading

True Grit

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer. This was my second watch of ‘True Grit’ after seeing it at the cinema when it came out, and… Continue reading

In Order of Disappearance

Nils snow ploughs the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded Citizen of the Year. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice.… Continue reading

20,000 Days On Earth

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth. I went along to the preview screening of the partly fictionalised Nick Cave documentary, ‘20,000 Days On Earth’ at my… Continue reading

Pride

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. ‘Pride’ is a terrific example of the great little sub genre… Continue reading

Before I Go To Sleep

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. ‘Before… Continue reading

A Dangerous Game

Anthony Baxter takes on tycoon Donald Trump and his luxury golf developments once again in his hard-hitting documentary A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to 2011′s You’ve Been Trumped. In 2011, director Anthony Baxter… Continue reading

Life of Crime

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.… Continue reading

A Serious Man

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern mathematics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. A Serious Man is the second… Continue reading

Film of the Month – August

July was an excellent month at the cinema, and whilst there weren’t as many strong releases in August, here are the 3 that I enjoyed the most. 3. The Keeper of Lost Causes… Continue reading

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman. A Scandinavian crime thriller… Continue reading