Tag Archives: film

What I’m Watching – December 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Prince Avalanche (Dir: David Gordon Green, 2013) ****

Cutie And The Boxer (Dir: Zachary Heinzerling, 2013) ****

Saving Mr. Banks (Dir: John Lee Hancock, 2013) *****

Frozen (Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2013) ***

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (Dir: Peter Jackson, 2013) ***

The Act Of Killing (Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) *****

Mud (Dir: Jeff Nichols, 2013) ****

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (Dir: David Gelb, 2011) ****

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks (Dir: Alex Gibney, 2013) ****

Hummingbird (Dir: Steven Knight, 2013) **

White Christmas (Dir: Michael Curtiz, 1954) ****

What I’m Watching – November 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Dir: Wes Anderson, 2004) ****

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Dir: Lee Daniels, 2013) ****

Parkland (Dir: Peter Landesman, 2013) **

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Dir: Francis Lawrence, 2013) *****

The Counsellor (Dir: Ridley Scott, 2013) ***

Blackfish (Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013) ****

Gravity (Dir: Alfonso Cuaron, 2013) ****

Nebraska (Dir: Alexander Payne, 2013) ****

Cuban Fury (Dir: James Griffiths, 2014)

The Switch (Dir: Josh Gordon, Will Speck, 2010) **

Wild Bill (Dir: Dexter Fletcher, 2011) ****

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (Dir: Marc Silver, 2013)

Philomena (Dir: Stephen Frears, 2013) *****

Ender’s Game (Dir: Gavin Hood, 2013) ****

Turbo (Dir: David Soren, 2013) ***

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Dir: Justin Chadwick, 2013) ****

What I’m Watching – October 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Thor: The Dark World (Dir: Alan Taylor, 2013) ***

King Of Devil’s Island (Kongen av Bastøy) (Dir: Marius Holst, 2010) ****

Adam’s Apples (Adams æbler) (Dir: Anders Thomas Jensen, 2005) ***

Captain Phillips (Dir: Paul Greengrass, 2013) *****

Filth (Dir: Jon S. Baird, 2013) ****

The Fifth Estate (Dir: Bill Condon, 2013) ***

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (Dir: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn, 2013) ***

The Paperboy (Dir: Lee Daniels, 2012) ****

Rush (Dir: Ron Howard, 2013) *****

Blue Jasmine (Dir: Woody Allen, 2013) *****

Prisoners (Dir: Dennia Villeneuve, 2013) ****

How I Live Now (Dir: Kevin Macdonald, 2013) ***

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (Dir: Lorene Scafaria, 2012) ***

What I’m Watching – September 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

The Cable Guy (Dir: Ben Stiller, 1996) ***

Project Nim (Dir: James Marsh, 2011) ****

Bridge To Terabithia (Dir: Gabor Csupo, 2007) ***

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Dir: George Clooney, 2002) ****

Hope Springs (Dir: David Frankel, 2012) ***

The Talented Mr. Ripley (Dir: Anthony Minghella, 1999) *****

Senna (Dir: Asif Kapadia, 2010) *****

This Is 40 (Dir: Judd Apatow, 2012) ***

What I’m Watching – August 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Greenberg (Dir: Noah Baumbach, 2010) ****

Goon (Dir: Michael Dowse, 2011) ***

Pain & Gain (Dir: Michael Bay, 2013) ****

Take This Waltz (Dir: Sarah Polley, 2011) ****

Monsters (Dir: Gareth Edwards, 2010) ***

Elysium (Dir: Neill Blomkamp, 2013) ****

2 Guns (Dir: Baltasar Kormákur, 2013) ***

Kick-Ass 2 (Dir: Jeff Wadlow, 2013) ***

The Lone Ranger (Dir: Gore Verbinski, 2013) ****

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Dir: Declan Lowney, 2013) ****

Only God Forgives (Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013) ***

The Moth Diaries (Dir: Mary Harron, 2011) **

Interview: Edgar Wright Talks The World’s End

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To celebrate the release of The World’s End, I sat down and had a little chat with the film’s director, Edgar Wright. This interview contains some very light spoilers – though nothing beyond what has been featured in the film’s trailers – and can be found over at The Hollywood News, here.

Interview: Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Talk The World’s End

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To celebrate the release of The World’s End, I sat down with stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to chat booze, Pub Fu and penguin cuddles. Don’t fear – the interview is completely spoiler-free. Check it out over at The Hollywood News, here.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Coverage 2013

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Here’s a rather late roundup of all my reviews from Edinburgh 2013 for The Hollywood News. There are still a few more to come, but links to all that have been published so far can be found below. Continue reading

What I’m Watching – July 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Fire With Fire (Dir: David Barrett, 2012) **

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Dir: Mark Waters, 2011) ***

Water For Elephants (Dir: Francis Lawrence, 2011) **

The Wolverine (Dir: James Mangold, 2013) ***

Pacific Rim (Dir: Guillermo del Toro, 2013) ***

This Is The End (Dir: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, 2013) ****

The East (Dir: Zal Batmanglij, 2013) ****

Now You See Me (Dir: Louis Leterrier, 2013) ***

The World’s End (Dir: Edgar Wright, 2013) ****

A Field In England (Dir: Ben Wheatley, 2013) ****

Kaboom (Dir: Greg Araki, 2010) **

The Soloist (Dir: Joe Wright, 2009) ***

What I’m Watching – June 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

You And Me Forever (Dir: Kaspar Munk, 2012) ***

About Time (Dir: Richard Curtis, 2013) ***

What Maisie Knew (Dir: Scott McGehee, David Siegel, 2012) ****

Old Stock (Dir: James Genn, 2012) ***

Hawking (Dir: Stephen Finnigan, 2013) ****

Mister John (Dir: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy, 2013) **

Struck By Lightning (Dir: Brian Dannelly, 2012) ***

A.C.A.B. All Cats Are Brilliant (Dir: Constantina Voulgaris, 2012) ***

Sanctuary (Dir: Fredrik Edfeldt, 2013) ****

A Story Of Children And Film (Dir: Mark Cousins, 2013) *****

This Is Martin Bonner (Dir: Chad Hartigan, 2013) ***

Shooting Bigfoot (Dir: Morgan Matthews, 2013) ****

The Sea (Dir: Stephen Brown, 2013) **

Magic Magic (Dir: Sebastian Silva, 2013) ****

Monsters University (Dir: Dan Scanlon, 2013) ****

The Bling Ring (Dir: Sofia Coppola, 2013) ***

Lunarcy! (Dir: Simon Ennis, 2012) *****

The Great Hip Hop Hoax (Dir: Jeanie Finlay, 2013) ****

Frances Ha (Dir: Noah Baumbach, 2012) ****

Constructors

Stories We Tell (Dir: Sarah Polley, 2012) ***

I Am Breathing (Dir: Emma Davie, Morag McKinnon, 2013) ****

A Long Way From Home (Dir: Virginia Gilbert, 2013) **

Beijing Flickers (Dir: Yuan Zhang, 2012) ***

C.O.G. (Dir: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2013) ***

Man Of Steel (Dir: Zack Snyder, 2013) *****

World War Z (Dir: Marc Forster, 2013) **