The Place Beyond the Pines is a weird film, and I think that needs to be said before I start. Adverts have sold it to look like the bastard lovechild of Drive and Silver Linings Playbook, in a drive to get punters in for their [...]
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In this series I will explore the (non-obligatory) alternatives to The Clapper Bored, the best of the best when it comes to movie blogs. The second site to get the Cool Blogs treatment is one of the coolest blogs on the internet, full stop. The [...]
George Clooney’s latest effort behind the camera sees Ryan Gosling’s idealistic campaign consultant discover the dark side of politics in The Ides of March. Engaged in a fictional presidential campaign, Clooney (pulling triple duty) co-stars as governor Mike Morris alongside the excellent Gosling and brings Philip [...]
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 [...]
There are many things to hate about Blue Valentine. The comment that it is making about the human condition, for example, suggests that we’re all bound to eventually hate one another. You might also hate the fact that it takes something idyllic and gives it [...]