Review: Somewhere

Director: Sofia Coppola Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Karissa Shannon ***originally written 14 December 2010*** Complaining that Somewhere is slow is foolish. It's like complaining that a Michael Bay film has explosions. Sofia Coppola has made her name with slow moving, thoughtful pictures, absorbed in the minutiae and nuance of human behaviour. Her films thus …

Review: A Town Called Panic

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar ***originally written 27 October 2010*** Due to the unusual nature of the subject matter, this review shall be slightly different than normal... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA …

Review: The Town

Director: Ben Affleck Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner So it's a film called The Town and it's directed by Ben Affleck. Not only does Ben Affleck direct the movie, he co-authors it's screenplay and he's the lead. You'd forgive me for not going weak at the knees over this proposition. But hold on. …

Review: Gainsbourg

Director: Joann Sfar Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Kacey Mottet Klein, Laetitia Casta ***originally written 10 August 2010*** Gainsbourg the film, a biopic of Lucien Ginsberg - who became Serge Gainsbourg - is based on a graphic novel by Joann Sfar. Indeed Sfar directs this interpretation too, which is quite an achievement by itself. Clearly a fan …

Review: Predators

Director: Nomród Antal Stars: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Mahershala Ali ***originally written 17 July 2010*** Let's just forget the Alien vs Predator films shall we? They are two of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune to sit through. So let's say they never existed. That leaves us with 20 years since the …

Review: Inception

Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy ***originally written 16 July 2010*** Christopher Nolan is largely without compare in the modern cinema landscape, in that he dares to sculpt intelligent, densely-plotted stories on the canvas of the multi-million dollar summer blockbuster. After The Dark Knight, when Inception was first announced, it would …

Review: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

Director: Werner Herzog Stars: Nicolas Cage, Brad Dourif, Xzibit ***originally written 3 June 2010*** "You explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this." So says Nicolas Cage whilst portraying Charlie Kaufman in Spike Jonze's exceptional film Adaptation …