Surprisingly, this film doesn't contain a training montage to the soundtrack of an Eminem rap. Naahhhhh, only kidding - of course it does. You didn't expect anything else, did you? I'm not a fan of boxing, or the boxing movie genre, so I can't tell you if this is good or bad in the long … Continue reading Southpaw
I've had varying success in watching my last 10 most anticipated films. I've so far managed to see 7 of them - Jauja was only around for a short time and work kept me away so I'm awaiting it on DVD. The Dead Lands hasn't actually made it to a cinema near me yet, so … Continue reading 10 most anticipated films of the next 3 months
I love a film that has me wondering what the hell is happening from the very start, and this just does that. And because it doesn't directly answer all the questions it prompts, I'm still thinking about it, which is a good thing. Not one but two Jake Gyllenhaals find themselves face to face with … Continue reading Enemy
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
Ooh Jake Gyllenhaal is good! He carries the story with his gaunt face, bulging eyes and greasy hair. He's creepy, insincere and manipulative - and goes to all kinds of lengths to get his pictures. Dark, tense and twisted, this is great viewing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8kYDQan8bw
Oh boy is this film way too long! Hugh Jackman is the frantic father who takes things into his own hands when he feels that detective Jake Gyllenhaal is not doing enough to find his daughter and her friend who disappeared on Thanksgiving. These two central performances are strong, but the story needs to decide … Continue reading Prisoners
Liked this a lot. It's a great observation of the relationship between two cops, patrolling tough neighbo(u)rhoods of Los Angeles. The two leads (the always watchable Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Pe??a) are great together, and the film was really e...