My top 10 (or 12) films of 2014

Let me explain my title Two of my top 10 films of 2014 were seen very early in the year, but had already been on wide release in just about every other country apart from the UK in 2013.  So by the time I saw them, they had already taken their plaudits, appeared on many … Continue reading My top 10 (or 12) films of 2014

My least favourite films of 2014

For the last few years, I've called this list 'The Worst Films I've Seen'. But as I generally choose not to see things which I know will irritate me (eg anything with Jim Carrey) or genres such as horror, then the films below are usually more of a disappointment than anything. Usually. Click the links … Continue reading My least favourite films of 2014

Yi dai zong shi – The Grandmaster

The version I saw was the shorter, edited-down version, which was the only cinema choice we have been offered in the UK (thanks, Mr Weinstein). While I enjoyed this film, (and perhaps the re-edited version does make it more accessible for someone like myself who has little knowledge of kung fu or Chinese history), I … Continue reading Yi dai zong shi – The Grandmaster