Movie Raffle #12 - picked out by Hazel.
Movie Raffle #11 - picked out by Me (damn my luck).
Hadn't expected to be so close to throwing in the towel on my New Year's resolution to get back to at least writing a line or two about the films I log on here so early but sheesh, what can I say about this movie?
First off, let's be clear. I recognise this film is not made for me and I would likely never of watched it if my…
First real disappointment from Director Ben Wheatley for me. The film felt incredibly restricted by its low-budget, single location setting, failing utterly to create an authentic period atmosphere. In fact, it took an awfully long time for me to dispel a sense that this was some sort of comedy sketch or amateur art film shot by a bunch of mates in historical reenactment clothing.
Amy Jump's script delivered a few funny lines but felt incredibly wordy without saying virtually anything…
Having been terrorised by the long running and rightly celebrated stage adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story novel 'The Woman In Black', I'd long had my eye on the reborn Hammer film version.
The casting of speccy Potter - Daniel Radcliffe - in the lead tempered my enthusiasm somewhat as did the decision to go with a 12A rating. However, Watkins film manages to overcome my irrational prejudices, particularly at the start where good use is made of both…