Run All Night / The Royal Tenenbaums #LoveFilm

As I first watched the trailer for Run All Night in the cinema (a little over a year ago), I saw it as another attempt to ‘revive Bryan Mills’; Liam Neeson’s iconic leading role from the Taken franchise. I’d seen other films (including Unknown) that seemed to attempt the same feat, but with a relatively underwhelming climax.

20160312_192956

Continue reading “Run All Night / The Royal Tenenbaums #LoveFilm”

Chappie / Maleficent

When I first saw the respective trailers for these two films in the cinema, somewhere over a year ago; I held a reasonably high level of hope and anticipation towards them. At the same time, there was also a strong sense of reservation – the kind, of which, had prevented me from watching either one until quite recently.

20160309_063412

Continue reading “Chappie / Maleficent”

The Way Back / Inbetweeners 2

Not to be confused with another title from my previous post of film reviews, The Way Back begins in a Siberian Prisoner of War camp, set during World Way II. This story charts the events of survival within the camp and then follows a small group of courageous individuals, as they escape the clutches of Communism in their own quest for freedom.

20160201_211008

Continue reading “The Way Back / Inbetweeners 2”

Memento / Mockingjay: Part 1

My interest in Memento came about after reading somewhere that it was released around the same time as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – one of my favourite films that I was inspired to re-watch recently. When I then realised it was the work of Christopher Nolan, I immediately thought of Interstellar, Inception and the Dark Knight Trilogy, which sent it to the stratospheric point of my rental list as a high priority.

20151228_185535

Continue reading “Memento / Mockingjay: Part 1”