List: 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far (25-1)

And so onto the top 25. My favourite films to have appeared this decade so far. A couple of these might require justification. Mostly though they ought to speak for themselves. If anything compiling this list has made me very hopeful for the five-or-so years ahead. If they provide us with this many gems we'll … Continue reading List: 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far (25-1)

The Best of 2014

The top ten Under The SkinHerThe Wind RisesIdaBoyhoodThe LEGO MovieNightcrawlerThe GuestNymphomaniac Vol. 1Only Lovers Left Alive Film Of The YearUnder The Skin " Under The Skin detaches the viewer from the identifiable shapes of conventional filmmaking, evoking an alien approach to such banal locations as shopping malls and roadside cafes. Watching the film is like discovering … Continue reading The Best of 2014

Review: The Wind Rises

Is this really it? The end of an era? Excuse me if there's a lump in my throat. Please, sir, say it ain't so? Shake a magic 8 ball. "All signs point to yes". Balls. Well, as swansongs so, this is pretty much how you want to do it.┬áThe Wind Rises, the great master Hayao … Continue reading Review: The Wind Rises