I’m a sucker for Woody Allen. I’m told that Scoop is a really bad film and that Whatever Works is total trash, but there’ll always be a part of me smiling when I watch them. With Midnight in Paris I no longer have to suffer [...]
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If one ignores the punctuation of the title (which is, seemingly, deliberately unfriendly to reviewers) then what one gets with Crazy, Stupid, Love is a pretty basic ensemble rom-com. There’s no new ground being broken here and yet… there’s a hint of a genre being [...]
If I were going to make a cool movie I would add the following ingredients: trendy and controversial director (preferably Scandinavian), at least one of the cast of Mad Man, music that wouldn’t be out of place in an 80’s nightclub and, of course, Ryan [...]
On about three separate occasions during the production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (no freakin’ commas already!) we, the world, sat up and went ‘hmm, that’ll probably be good.’ The first was the appointment of Swedish director (and, dare I say it, ‘auteur’) Thomas Alfredson, [...]
Jesse Eisenberg was in The Social Network. This is a fact. It is also a fact that The Social Network was my favourite film of the last few years, so it stands to reason that I should have seen 30 Minutes or Less as a [...]
‘Let’s play tennis’ Justin Timberlake’s character says in Friends With Benefits. I only mention this inconsequential line because I can hear the noise of the US Open in the background (Come on Andy!). ‘Tennis’, in this case, refers to sex, which makes my ‘come on [...]