Review: The Glass Castle

Director: Dustin Daniel Cretton Stars: Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, Naomi Watts Cretton turned heads at the tail end of 2013 with his little indie charmer Short Term 12, a heart-wrenching peek within the world of temporary foster care. The film showcased a host of up-and-coming talents (see Lakeith Stanfield, for example) and provided Brie Larson with … Continue reading Review: The Glass Castle

Review: Colossal

Director: Nacho  Vigalondo Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens While I try my hardest to avoid the cliché approach of describing a film as x meets y, I can't help but wonder if anyone out there was sat watching Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies when the thought came to them, like an imperfect diamond; what this movie … Continue reading Review: Colossal

Review: The Girl On The Train

Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans The Girl On The Train is the latest bestselling 'girl' thriller to get squeezed through the Hollywood machine, but it's the one that comes sputtering out the other end with the least amount of grace, presented to us as a clumsy assemblage of plot holes, … Continue reading Review: The Girl On The Train

Why I Love… #27: The Lost Weekend

Year: 1945 Director: Billy Wilder Stars: Ray Milland (Don Birnam), Jane Wyman (Helen St. James), Phillip Terry (Wick Birnam), Howard de Silva (Nat) Genre: Drama Billy Wilder’s greatness can be his undoing on occasions. With such beacons as The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard  to his name, his perceived ‘smaller’ … Continue reading Why I Love… #27: The Lost Weekend