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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★

    From a filmaking perspective it’s quite impressive. But blimey Aronofsky lays it on thick, as usual. The ever increasing tension just goes on and on and on, relentlessly. You can only see so much of Jennifer Lawrence looking confused, pained and angry, and the film suffers for it because it’s all just too much to take in. Aronofsky goes for it BIG TIME, and is clearly very pleased with himself, there is much to admire but like all his previous films missed the mark again.

  • Happy End

    Happy End

    ★★

    Hanekes worst film!

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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Steve McQueens new film ‘12 Years A Slave’ is an adaptation of the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a free black American violinist from New York who was kidnapped and sold as a slave to a Louisiana plantation owner in 1841.

    Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) has a wife (Kelsey Scott) and children, and was enticed by a couple of showmen to play for a lot of money. After a heavy night of drinking with these men, he awakes to quickly realise that…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★

    Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’, stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson, an ageing movie star whose glory days seems to have dried up decades ago. Desperate to recapture recognition and relevance, Thompson sinks all his time and money into writing, directing and starring in a Broadway play adaptation of Raymond Carver’s ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’.

    Thompson is buckling under the pressure, close to a breakdown. Surrounded by friends and family who have their own share of…