Monthly Archive: September, 2014

The Riot Club Review

“I’m sick to death of poor people!” the repugnant Alistair Ryle (Sam Claflin) roars to his comrades atop the opulent dinner table, sloshing his wine carelessly out of its vessel in the process.… Continue reading

Tougher Than the Rest: Is There an Actor Out There Who Could Star in The Bruce Springsteen Story?

Originally posted on Movieline:
I finally got a chance to read David Remnick’s revealing profile of Bruce Springsteen in the current issue of The New Yorker, and it revived a debate I’ve been having…

Pride Review

There’s a wonderfully poignant scene in Pride where Imelda Staunton’s character, Hefina, sits with one of the elder statesmen of their small mining village buttering sandwiches. As they go about this mundane task… Continue reading

The Guest Review

With the door firmly closed behind him, the darkly sinister stranger has locked out any hope of escape with a stern push of the handle. Our female protagonist sits silently, frozen with fear… Continue reading

Classic Review: M (1931)

  “And is evil just something you are or something you do?” – Morrissey, Sister I’m a Poet Seldom is there anything more despised in the civilised world than a child killer. Merely… Continue reading

Targets (1968): A Real Portrait of a Serial Killer

Cinema, by its nature, is a distortion of reality, often in glorified and bombastic fashion and never more so than in the depiction of serial killers. Cast your mind back to the last… Continue reading