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Nebraska was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 6 months ago
At last a film directed by Alexander Payne that I actually like! About Schmidt (2002), the comedy drama that stared Jack Nicholson as a retiree who goes on a road trip following the death of his wife...
Three Steps In The Dark was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 6 months ago
The usual suspects were involved in the making this Corsair Productions B-movie from 1953. Helmed by Daniel Birt (The Night Won’t Talk 1952, Meet Mr Malcolm 1954) adapted by Brook William from story...
The Innocents was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
There are two things in my opinion that are certain after watching The Innocents (1961). The first is that this is the best of Jack Claytons British body of work, and I say this after watching three...
The Way of the Gun was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Christopher McQuarrie waited five years from his writing success with The Usual Suspects (1995), which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, before he ventured into writing and...
The Pumpkin Eater was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Harold Pinter was responsible for some quite literal British screenplays in the sixties including The Caretaker (1963), Accident (1967), The Quiller Memorandum (1966), The Servant (1963) and of...
Telstar (Telstar: The Joe Meek Story) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Con O’Neil superbly portrays the brutal intensity that was Joe Meeks life in actor turned director Nick Moran’s 2009 debut feature film the biopic Telstar. Our story takes place between a time when...
Our Mother's House was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
The late well-respected film critic Roger Ebert called it a ghost story with out any ghosts but I would rather describe it as a Victorian gothic drama. It’s set in 1967 London and acts as an antidote...
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Tim Hetherington was best known as a photojournalist and filmmaker. A man who toured the worlds hot spots taking still photographs and moving images of war. Like Don McCullin before him Hetherington...
Oh Boy was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Dropout Niko Fisher drifts unobtrusively through life. Jan Ole Gerster debut feature film chronicles one day and night in his turbulent existence. At breakfast he breaks up with his girlfriend,...
2 Guns was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Sometimes you wonder if its worth putting pen to paper after watching some movies, but unless you do some other poor sod may be tempted to waste nearly two hours of his or her life watching Baltaser...
Leviathan was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
In the Bible’s Old Testament Leviathan is mentioned twice in Job, firstly in 3:8 where it is generally held to be a dragon, which according to popular ancient mythology was supposed to cause eclipses...
Bullet Ballet was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
There are two main similarities between Tokyo Fist (1995) and Bullet Ballet (1998) the first is that director Shinya Tsukamoto takes the lead role and secondly the female lead is another very strong...
Tokyo Fist was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Shinya Tsukamoto admitted that this was his first, although not the last, film to involve a strong woman and Hizuru, played by the very eye catching Kahori Fujii, is certainly a strong character. One...
Some People was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
The question asked in this early sixties film is whether a local youth club with its ping pong soft drinks and cosy church like atmosphere is enough to save three motorcycle lads from becoming...
Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) was reviewed by Michael Gray 5 years 7 months ago
Personally I think that this movie was little more than a piece of dishonest Parisian French male sexual fantasy with, in typical and nauseous French intellectual style, added Freudian overtones to...

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