Film Review: A Little Chaos

Alan Rickman’s romantic period drama A Little Chaos is pure escapism. As such, it ticks the boxes despite some flaws. Sabine is a talented landscape designer. When she is commissioned to work on one of the gardens at Versailles for King Louis XIV, Sabine is thrown out of her comfort zone with the politics of court, and a burgeoning relationship… […]

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Stuff To Look At

This week we have plenty of clips and trailers for next year’s releases, including Inherent Vice, Jupiter Ascending and A Little Chaos… A Little Chaos [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ihzIGDITqE[/youtube] Period drama A Little Chaos is about the unlikely landscape architect of the Palace of Versailles. Directed, co-writtend and starring Alan Rickman, the film focuses on Kate Winslet’s Madame Sabine de Barra. A Little Chaos is […]

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Stuff To Look At

A veritable profusion of cinema-related goodness this week, with the new Tammy trailer, Under The Skin and Miss Piggy… Tammy [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsV79_mqZmg[/youtube] Above is the first Tammy trailer. The comedy stars Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates. Apparently, Susan Sarandon plays Melissa McCarthy’s grandmother. I’m not sure how this is possible, given how young Sarandon looks. Perhaps she […]

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Film Review: Labor Day

Jason Reitman’s Labor Day is a finely executed drama, and compelling viewing. Depressed single mother Adele lives with her teenage son Henry. When a stranger asks for a ride from the supermarket, Adele acquiesces to his request, little realising he is an escaped convict… Labor Day is a superb drama that delivers a fascinating story, well drawn characters, and moments […]

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Film Review: Movie 43

Movie 43 is a mess. Moreover, it is mess devoid of humour and entertainment. In order to enact revenge, teenagers Calvin and J.J. ask Calvin’s brother Baxter, an eleven-year-old computer whizz, to find ‘Movie 43’, a supposedly banned film that they have made up. When Baxter starts searching, however, it appears that Movie 43 could be a real film… The […]

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Film Review: Carnage

Roman Polanski’s Carnage works fantastically well as a portrait of social etiquette and the human condition. The film should have audiences laughing, although it has a deeper resonance than simply humour. After Nancy and Alan Cowan’s son gets into a playground fight with the son of Penelope and Michael Longstreet’s son, both sets of parents agree to resolve the dispute […]

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Carnage Trailer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhVRcSbX53I[/youtube] I have heard nothing but positive comments about Roman Polanski’s Carnage. I was dismayed to have missed it at the London Film Festival this year, but the film is being released on 3rd February 2012. Based on Yasmina Reza’s stage play, Carnage focuses on a meeting between two sets of parents attempting to sort out their sons’ playground dispute. […]

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Contagion Trailer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUSJbRjXXU[/youtube] Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion boasts quite a cast, which includes Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. The film is about a virus that spreads rapidly amongst the population. Considering the bird flu and swine flu scares in recent years, Contagion is certainly timely. The film is out in UK cinemas on 21st October 2011.

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