I am a Steve Carell fan. In fact, I’m a massive Steve Carell fan. I think he’s one of the best comic actors working today, and I also think that if you can do the subtle timing and ticks of comedy, you can do anything. [...]
Browsing all posts from October, 2014.
Sometimes films arrive at a festival on the back of such admiration and acclaim that seeing them (and reviewing them) seems almost unnecessary. That’s the case this year with films like Birdman and Whiplash. Now, I haven’t seen the former, so reviewing it would be presumptuous, but I did [...]
‘Well, that was fucking terrible’, my LFF companion said to me as we left the screening of Black Souls. It came as a shock to me, because I had been politely impressed with what we’d just seen – an Italian dynastic crime movie set in the [...]
Onstage at the Odeon West End, Jon Stewart introduced his freshman feature, Rosewater, amidst a sea of self-deprecating remarks. Stewart repeatedly played down his experience and suggested that the shoot had been some sort of maverick free-for-all. Obviously, this was a load of smoke – Stewart [...]
Gillian Flynn is an airport novelist, right? We see her novels in the WH Smith’s in Terminal 5, and we know where these books lie, alongside the Peter James and Clive Pattersons of this world. Her 2012 novel Gone Girl is a pacey thriller about [...]