Posts Tagged ‘shutter island’

I already mentioned New Year’s Eve – a despicable contribution to the cinemas this December – in my review of Moneyball, but unfortunately it has to be returned to one more time. According to RottenTomatoes.com it grossed higher than any other film in the States last week, and it’s already half way to recuperating its costs. A healthy […]


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 […]


I’ll try to keep this short, because I planned to make both predictions and prescriptions (that is, guessing who will win but also saying who should in fact bloody win) nearer to the time when I have had the chance to see both True Grit and The Fighter. Until then, however, I couldn’t resist making […]


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 […]


Leonardo DiCaprio (Cobb), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Arthur), Ellen Page (Ariadne), Tom Hardy (Earnes), Ken Watanabe (Saito), Cillian Murphy (Robert Fischer Jr.), Marion Cotillard (Mal), Michael Caine (Miles). Screenplay by Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 12A. Running time: 148 minutes. One of the many things we learn in Inception is that we never experience the beginning […]


It is easy to be fooled into thinking Shutter Island isn’t a big release. For some cynical financial reasons, Paramount thought it would be best to focus on promoting Where the Wild Things Are, and consequently to push this film’s release date, and thus, in turn, to push Martin Scorsese (what on earth were they […]