Posts Tagged ‘no country for old men’

Jake Gyllenhaal (Robert Graysmith), Mark Ruffalo (Inspector David Toschi), Robert Downey Jr. (Paul Avery). Screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Directed by David Fincher. Rating: 15. Running time: 150 minutes.  David Fincher is obsessed with obsessions, and now I’m obsessed with him. Fight Club’s Tyler Durden was set on sparking an existentialist revolution and return to primitive manhood. The Social Network‘s […]


Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard), Elena Anaya (Vera). Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Rating: 15. Running time: 117 minutes. If there’s a single theme that ties the young Pedro to the celebrated auteur we have today, it’s undoubtedly the sexual insanity that infiltrates his early, mad comedies and travels right through to the […]


I’m done! More than thirty cinema trips later, from Shutter Island way back last March to Inception in the summer and finally The Fighter, I’ve now taken full advantage of my first full year living in a city and have seen for the first time every Best Picture nominee before the winners have even been […]


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 […]


William H. Macy (Jerry Lundegaard), Frances McDormand (Marge Gunderson), Steve Buscemi (Carl Showalter), Peter Stormare (Gaear Grimsrud). Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel Coen. Rating: 18. Running time: 98 minutes. There is no film quite like Fargo. This tale from the Coen brothers, or perhaps it should be called a heap of […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]


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 […]