The Kid with a Bike follows a particularly emotional and difficult period of childhood for eleven year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). Following his father's abandonment, Cyril compulsively searches for the symbol that represents their relationship -- his bicycle. At the hands of fate he becomes the custodial responsibility of Samantha (Cécile De France) who is determined to tame his unpredictable and seemingly dangerous behaviour.
Cyril's absolutely catastrophic attempt at seeking a father figure makes The Kid with a Bike a rather…
There have been instances where I've stood up at the end of a film I've seen at a theatre and applauded its brilliance. This is usually ignited by fellow audience members doing the same. To be honest, I never used to understand the act if it was a public screening and the cast and crew weren't present. However, my one-dimensional mind has allowed this custom to seep into my consciousness.
Bearing that in mind, I very rarely stand up and…
As I was sitting in front of my computer this afternoon I realised I was probably the last person on earth not to have seen the latest Bond instalment. My knowledge and appreciation of the classic Bond films may be minimal, but I must admit I'm a fan of the Daniel Craig vehicle. That said, Casino Royale was the better of the two thus far. Many of the archetypal Bond elements are still evident in Skyfall, but Craig's Bond has…