Posted in April 2013

Amélie (2001) Review

Amélie (2001) Review

Every now and then, a film comes along and surprises you. Not a film I would regularly watch, Amélie (or to give it the full French title, Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) is the story of a shy Parisian waitress, Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tatou, The Da Vinci Code, Coco Before Chanel) who discovers that she … Continue reading

The Versatile Blogger Award

It’s the first time I’ve done something like this so here it goes. The rules are: Thank the person that gave you the award. Include a link to their blog. Name the bloggers who you want the award to passed on to, and send a link to tell them you have selected them. Tell the person … Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Review

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Review

WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE FILMS BATMAN BEGINS AND THE DARK KNIGHT When I went to see The Dark Knight Rises for the first time, I wondered: could it ever achieve the greatness of its predecessor, The Dark Knight? The answer is sadly no, but it does bring Christopher Nolan’s epic Dark Knight … Continue reading

The Dark Knight (2008) Review

The Dark Knight (2008) Review

WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN  SPOILERS FOR THE FILM BATMAN BEGINS After the generally well-received Batman Begins, The Dark Knight takes everything that was brilliant about the original and knocks it out of the park. After the appearance of the Batman (Christian Bale), the presence of organised crime in Gotham is weakening. This isn’t helped by … Continue reading

Batman Begins (2005) Review

Batman Begins (2005) Review

After the release of the ridiculously camp Batman and Robin, the character of Batman wasn’t taken seriously. This all changed in 2005 with the release of Batman Begins. Updating the superhero for modern audiences, the film explores his origins and the change from Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale, American Psycho, 3:10 to Yuma) into the titular … Continue reading

The Social Network (2010) Review

The Social Network (2010) Review

The chances are, if you are reading this, The Social Network will be relevant to you. Even if you aren’t a member of Facebook itself, most people are part of a form of social networking, be it Twitter, YouTube or WordPress. This biopic is the story of how Facebook came to be, and how it … Continue reading