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Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
It’s strange how a single short scene in a movie can raise that film from being quite good to exceptional. This is exactly what happened in Francois Ozon latest French language offering Jeune &...
Lovelace was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Truth is certainly stranger than fiction in this biopic about Linda Susan Boreman, or as the world knows her porn star Linda Lovelace, the woman who is attributed with kick starting the American...
Only God Forgives was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Having seen this Bangkok set crime thriller twice since its release in August 2013 I can now say with some certainty that the bulk of the critics that booed Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest movie at...
Faccia a faccia (Face to Face) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
Sergio Sollima was said to be the third most important Italian western director after Sergio Leone (Dollars trilogy) and Sergio Corbucci (Django 1966). He began his career as a scriptwriter under the...
New Town Killers was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 7 months ago
I would assume that the real villain's of this piece are meant to be the financial institutions, a member of which, a wealthy amoral banker, gets his rocks off by hunting and killing Edinburgh...
The Hunger Games was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
Do popular movies reflect the world we live in? If they do then our existence could be sadly disintegrating, obviously more so in the middle east, where civil wars tear their ancient society’s apart...
Easy Money was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
I've never made a secret of how much I have enjoyed Scandinavian drama both in the cinema and on the TV but Swedish born director Daniel Espinosa's breakthrough film is really something...
Red 2 was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
I think to be fair, it you enjoyed Red (2010) then I would expect you to also enjoy its sequel Red 2 (2013) but if you didn’t read no further! If like me you’re a bit of a sucker for a noisy violent...
Cast a Dark Shadow was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
Edward Bare (Dirk Bogarde) marries a widow very much older than himself; Mollie's (Mona Washbourne) husband had died and left her very well off. Edward kills her, making it seem like an accident...
Pieta was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
An ugly story and one that shows no compassion, a very difficult watch at times ….but must be seen! Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival Pieta (2012) is South Korean director...
Gideon's Day (Gideon of Scotland Yard) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
John Ford is best known as a director of westerns but as a new DVD collection shows he also made a police procedural based in London called Gideon's Way (1958) or as it was known on its American...
Philomena was reviewed by Alec Barclay 5 years 8 months ago
Pat introduced Philomena to a packed RBC Film Theatre, and was honest enough to admit afterwards that like most of us she did not find it an easy task to carry out. However she prepared us well for...
Behind the Candelabra was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
I have no qualms about gay cinema, having seen some classics of that genre including Frank Ribbloh’s Taxi zum Klo (1981), Fassbinders Querelle (1982) and the Australian movie Head On (1998) but what...
L'ordre et la morale (Rebellion) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
“I want to take a fucking slap across the face when I see a movie. I don’t want to be bored” so says Mathieu Kassovitz during an interview with Steve Rose for The Guardian newspaper whilst discussing...
The Fifth Estate was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 8 months ago
The Fifth Estate normally refers to the alternative media that consists of online journalists and bloggers as an alternative to the mainstream press. This fictionalised recreation of events...

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