The first question anyone contemplating making, let alone seeing, should contemplate: Do we need another effing straight Dickens adaptation?
My review of GREAT EXPECTATIONS:
Walter Hill’s 80s action classic SOUTHERN COMFORT is coming to Blu-ray on Monday.
The similarity with ALIENS’ deoxyribonucleic acid is remarkable – both a Vietnam conflict allegory about rudderless ‘grunts’ overwhelmed by guerrilla warfare. Who doesn’t love a symbolic action fest?
Created a little collage of our winning team at the London Comedy Film Festival movie quiz last night.
LOVE CRIME is a slick little amoral thriller. Out the 14th December.
Anyone interested in gaming or decent cinematic storytelling will be disappointed by a criminally wasted opportunity.
Out now in the US, and February in the UK, my review of WRECK-IT RALPH:
My friend Alex Barrett, an award-wining short film maker, has completed his feature debut: LIFE JUST IS.
For more info on the film:
On Saturday, I attended THEATRE UNCUT at the Young Vic. Yeah, that's Mark Thomas (he acted in one). The afternoon involved Neil LaBute's IN THE BEGINNING.
My tweet review:
THEATRE UNCUT ★★★★ Six well thought out mini-plays, from around the world, concerning the economic crisis and democracy.
For more info on the organisation:
CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY feels like a vampire-less TWILIGHT meets BARRY LYNDON, and not in a good way.
Typical of the whole experience, we are told things, and there is only a cursory examination.
My review of the novel THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK:
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