Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

Ryan Gosling (Driver), Carey Mulligan (Irene), Bryan Cranston (Shannon), Albert Brooks (Bernie Rose). Screenplay by Hossein Amini. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Rating: 18. Running time: 100 minutes. You will no doubt be surprised to learn that what looks like an average action-packed B-movie is in fact getting some serious hype amongst critics. With the […]


Robert De Niro (Neil McCauley), Al Pacino (Vincent Hanna), Val Kilmer (Chris Shiherlis), Jon Voight (Nate), Tom Sizemore (Michael Cheritto). Screenplay by Michael Mann. Directed by Michael Mann. Rating: 15. Running time: 170 minutes. Heat may look like a generic cops and robbers vehicle, but the names attached should be sufficient for you to refrain […]


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 […]


Julianne Moore (Jules), Annette Bening (Nic), Mark Ruffalo (Paul), Mia Wasikowska (Joni), Josh Hutcherson (Laser). Screenplay by Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Rating: 15. Running time: 106 minutes. A sex-obsessed piece of ‘hipster’ cinema, The Kids Are Alright tries to give us the colour palette and witty dialogue of modern hits […]


Edward Norton (Derek Vinyard), Edward Furlong (Danny Vinyard), Beverly D’Angelo (Doris Vinyard), Avery Brooks (Dr. Bob Sweeney). Screenplay by David McKenna. Directed by Tony Kaye. Rating: 18. Running time: 119 minutes. American History X is a damn fine film; as important as it is enthralling and as frightening as it is thoughtful. It is one […]


Denzel Washington (Det. Alonzo Harris), Ethan Hawke (Jake Hoyt), Scott Glenn (Roger), Snoop Dogg (Blue), Dr. Dre (Paul). Screenplay by David Ayer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Rating: 18. Running time: 122 minutes. It says a lot about this film that I had no intention of (re)watching it, but ended up doing so after finding it […]


Colin Firth (George), Julianne Moore (Charley), Nicholas Hoult (Kenny), Matthew Goode (Jim). Screenplay by Tom Ford. Directed by Tom Ford. Rating: 12. Running time: 94 minutes. It really doesn’t surprise me to learn that Tom Ford, the director of A Single Man, used to be a fashion designer. This is a film so pain-stakingly beautiful that […]