Clint Eastwood has a great eye for a story and a directing style that often fits the kind of dramatic tale that Richard Jewell retells perfectly. Eastwood has a no-frills, straight directing style which means that the story can tell … Continue reading Richard Jewell (2019) Review
It would have been very easy to make Sully a straight “true events” movie. A disaster movie without the disaster. A collection of very specific, real-life events, going through what happened blow-by-blow. There is an aspect of this in Sully, and … Continue reading Sully (2016) Review
If the words “A True Story” were not so blatantly featured on this movie, you would dismiss the story as absurd. The initial idea that a boy would go missing and then the police would present the missing child’s Mother with another boy and … Continue reading The Changeling (2008) Review
Today is my 30th birthday. I’m not usually one to make a huge fuss of these things but a milestone birthday kind of makes you take stock, at least for a moment. This is a film blog though so as a … Continue reading 1985! – A great year for movies!
You think Clint Eastwood, you don’t think musical. Paint your Wagon aside, he doesn’t exactly ooze, camp, song-tune charm. This is why it is surprising that he directed a film adaption of a Broadway hit but not so surprising that … Continue reading Jersey Boys (2014) Review
A movie can offer nothing new, or really original, but just be a very good example of how to do that kind of film. Drive offers nothing particularly original. We have all seen revenge movies before or a movie about … Continue reading Drive (2011) Review
I think realism, the bloody, gritty, scary elements to war, is what makes a film from that genre successful. That is why I usually avoid any older war films, like The Longest Day, The Eagle has Landed or even Zulu. I always believe the best war films show the grittiness of war and portray the horrors, like Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket. I definitely didn’t think you could have a classic, comedic film about World War 2. I was wrong though… Kelly’s Heroes is funny. From the very beginning, when we meet our bombarded, desperate and dishevelled platoon of … Continue reading Kelly’s Heroes (1970) Review