Why I Love… #61: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Year: 1984 Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Kate Capshaw (Willie Scott), Ke Huy Quan (Short Round), Amrish Puri (Mola Ram) Genre: Action / Adventure Fans of the second Indiana Jones movie, The Temple of Doom, must've been thankful when Kingdom of the Crystal Skull turned out to be such a turkey. Okay, a …

Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Director: Adam McKay Stars: Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell There was a time, a time before Anchorman... But really, who wants to remember that time? Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's first movie about news-reading anarchy has enjoyed the kind of ripple-effect longevity that comedy filmmakers dream of. So it's easy to forget that, on release, …

Why I Love… #60: The Lion In Winter

Year: 1968 Director: Anthony Harvey Stars: Peter O'Toole (Henry II), Katharine Hepburn (Eleanor of Aquitaine), Anthony Hopkins (Richard), John Castle (Geoffrey), Nigel Terry (John), Timothy Dalton (Philip II), Jane Merrow (Alais) Genre: Period Drama For it's Christmas setting I deliberately held off covering The Lion In Winter until now in an attempt to make the essay's …

The Best of 2013

The top ten Upstream ColorFrances HaLike Someone In LoveThe Act Of KillingBefore MidnightNebraskaOnly God ForgivesBlue Is The Warmest ColourGravityPost Tenebras Lux Film Of The YearUpstream Color "From its angelic score to the sun-bleached visuals, the film slides through the viewer’s mind as though airborne, weightless and in some way transcendent. I’m aware of exactly how …

Review: Nebraska

Director: Alexander Payne Stars: Will Forte, Bruce Dern, June Squibb Alexander Payne films sort of sneak up on you. Working to a different tempo than most other notable American directors today, Payne offers the prospect of gentle comedy, only to underpin his stories with heartfelt depth and wryly subversive observations. He seems particularly adept at …