Posts Tagged ‘social network’

Cary Grant (Walter Burns), Rosalind Russell (Hildy Johnson). Screenplay by Charles Lederer. Directed by Howard Hawks. Rating: U. Running time: 92 minutes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comedy quite like His Girl Friday. It’s an extremely fast screwball, and for 1940 it doesn’t half take its humour from daring topics. There’s the classic […]


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 […]


Dragon Tattoo.

13Dec11

I know I rarely ‘blog’ in this way and nearly always only post reviews, but I have a lot of time right now and I wanted to talk about this. We’ll see if it becomes a more regular thing. Anyway, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo premiered in London last night. Word on Twitter is that […]


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 […]


Two more months and we’ll be on the home stretch towards the awards season again. Everybody knows that if it’s a year Christopher Nolan is busy filming rather than releasing, cinema practically dies from the end of the Oscars in March until the beginning of October. I’ve found a few exceptions, but this year is […]