Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Ryan Gosling (Jacob Palmer), Steve Carell (Cal Weaver), Julianne Moore (Emily Weaver), Emma Stone (Hannah), Marisa Tomei (Kate), Kevin Bacon (David Lindhagen), Analeigh Tipton (Jessica). Screenplay by Dan Fogelman. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Rating: 12A. Running time: 118 minutes. I sometimes wonder if I should add to my list of the most […]


Justin Timberlake (Dylan), Mila Kunis (Jamie), Patricia Clarkson (Lorna), Richard Jenkins (Mr. Harper). Screenplay by Keith Merryman et al. Directed by Will Gluck. Rating: 15. Running time: 109 minutes. Surprise, surprise: a silly little romcom which, upon reflection, I should probably have known would fail to be anywhere near as cool as its two main […]


Lamberto Maggiorani (Antonio Ricci), Enzo Staiola (Bruno Ricci). Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini et al. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Rating: U. Running time: 93 minutes. I get the impression The Bicycle Thieves is one of those films everybody has heard of but few have seen. It’s evidently revered amongst those oh-so important film circles, but despite its name having lingered in my […]


Stephen Dorff (Johnny Marco), Elle Fanning (Cleo). Screenplay by Sofia Coppola. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Rating: 15. Running time: 97 minutes. Yesterday, I knew nothing about Sofia Coppola, except that her father is Francis and her cousin Nicholas Cage. Then I watched Somewhere, and now I feel like I know her that little bit better. I […]


Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander), Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist), Micke Spreitz (Ronald Niedermann), Lena Endre (Erika Berger). Screenplay by Jonas Frykberg. Directed by Daniel Afredson. Rating: 15. Running time: 129 minutes. There was something about the first cinematic instalment of late author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy that made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that little […]


Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist), Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander), Sven-Bertil Taube (Henrik Vanger). Screenplay by Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Rating: 18. Running time: 152 minutes. So this one is cold, and I’m not just referring to the fact it’s set in Scandinavia. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo doesn’t only […]


Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen – Mrs. Chan), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chow Mo-wan). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: PG. Running time: 94 minutes. So this is more like it. After being ecstatic about Chungking Express but then downtrodden by the elusive Happy Together, I’m delighted to say my reaction to In The […]