Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers has undeniably benefited from the media hubbub surrounding the fact that it involves several former Disney starlets in extremely against-type roles. However to simply write it off as cheap titillation selling itself purely on the chance to ogle pretty young things in bikinis would be doing the film a great disservice. While it is not without its faults, it does have a wonderfully dark undercurrent and an eye-catching day-glo visual style.
The film sees four college…
Sometimes there’s so much coverage of a movie prior to its release that you can’t help but build up certain preconceptions in your head. The Wachowski siblings latest movie, an adaptation of David Mitchell’s smash hit novel Cloud Atlas which they direct as a trio with Tom Tykwer, has clearly polarised critics and audiences alike. It hasn’t fared too well in the States and is hardly pulling up any trees at the UK box office either. Going in to watch…
Definitely one of the best films of the year for me. A slick and clever thriller which skillfully balances moments of levity with sheer unadulterated tension. Aflleck proves yet again that he is an exciting and promising director. I'm looking forward to seeing what he tries next.
Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Bryan Cranston are all on fine form too as part of a magnificent ensemble cast.
Perhaps the highest praise I can give Argo is that, even though I knew how it ended, I was still literally on the edge of my seat and now have practically no nails left to bite.
A great way to kick start my festive film viewing. A bona fide Christmas classic. Murray is on top misanthropic form as Frank Cross and the film in general strikes a great balance between Dickens' beloved tale and modern day humour. Still stands up to a traditional annual viewing. "Go back to Jersey ya moron!"