Archive for the ‘america’ Category

Directed by Michael Moore. Rating: 15. Running time: 120 minutes. So in England when you open a bank account, your incentive is normally a free gift like a USB memory stick, or an overdraft, or a railcard. It turns out Michigan is a little different. There, your free gift is a fucking gun. It gets […]


Daniel Day Lewis (Daniel Plainview). Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Rating: 12A. Running time: 158 minutes. If there’s one thing There Will Be Blood puts beyond any doubt, it’s that Daniel Day Lewis is today’s Marlon Brando. He may sit comfortably amongst a handful of actors any of which could fairly claim […]


Gregory Peck (Philip Green). Screenplay by Moss Hart. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: PG. Running time: 118 minutes. Martin Scorsese has a new documentary out that you’d be excused for being oblivious of given the poor publicity, but perhaps that’s an inevitable consequence of how niche and personal it is: there’s hardly a sea of […]


Tom Cruise (Lt. Daniel Kaffee), Demi Moore Lt. Commander Joanna Galloway), Jack Nicholson (Col. Nathan R. Jessep), Kevin Bacon (Capt. Jack Ross), Kiefer Sutherland (Lt. Jonathan Kendrick), Kevin Pollak (Lt. Sam Weinberg). Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Rob Reiner. Rating: 15. Running time: 138 minutes. If the lawyer’s life is really as A Few […]


Henry Fonda (Juror #8), Lee J. Cobb (Juror #3). Screenplay by Reginald Rose. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Rating: U. Running time: 96 minutes. Only in America could a film like 12 Angry Men be made. Only there could a country so openly take a long, hard look at the very principles upon which its system […]


James Franco (Allen Ginsberg), David Strathairn (Ralph McIntosh). Screenplay by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Rating: 15. Running time: 84 minutes. ‘… who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy.’ Poetry, obscenity, or both? Howl might still be provocative today, but imagining […]


Jennifer Lawrence (Ree Dolly), John Hawkes (Teardrop), Kevin Breznahan (Little Arthur), Dale Dickey (Merab). Screenplay by Anne Rosellini & Debra Granik. Directed by Debra Granik. Rating: 15. Running time: 100 minutes. Winter’s Bone is all about the powerhouse performance of its lead actress and the part of the world she has the unfortunate task of […]