Group read with the Metafilter Book Club Magnus Pym is a British spy. But after the death of his family he suddenly goes awol. His wife doesn’t know where he is, his superior officers don’t know where he is. He … Continue reading
Joe Spork is mild mannered clockmaker. He wns and runs a shop fixing clockwork devices, from clocks to Victorian dirty toys. He doesn’t make a profit, in fact, he barely scrapes by. But he is determined to be sensible and … Continue reading
21 July 2010
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Pete Postlethwaite, Tom Berenger, Tom Hardy
Script: Christopher Nolan
Genre: sff, thriller
Hmmm, how to review a film where you really don’t want to talk about the plot because you might give stuff away… First off all I guess I say, don’t try and find out about this film before you go … Continue reading
I knew going to see this film that I’d be disappointed. Was a big fan of the game but I’d heard negative things about this film. Often when that happens you go to the cinema with your bucket of popcorn … Continue reading
Ray and Ken are two Irish hit-men hiding out after a job. Hiding out in Bruges on orders from their boss, Harry. Ken is all set to relax and enjoy the medieval scenery and architecture. Visit the castles and churches. Harry says it is like fairy tale, coming in on the canal. Ray isn’t so sure of that, but when he comes upon a film shot he is much more interested.
Bobby is a night club manager. It is the 1980′s, New York. Life is good. Until the day his brother comes calling. Bobby’s brother, Joe, you see, is a cop. A drugs cop and he arrives in full on SWAT-mode … Continue reading
This film I really, really enjoyed, but the problem is that if I say too much about it I might ruin it for you. So, in brief, Costner plays earl Brooks, a ceramic maker. A big name in the business community. But Mr. Brooks has another side to him; he likes to kill. He believes himself addicted to murder, and every now and then he falls off the wagon and his alter-ego, Marshall, gets what he wants, a murder. But on his most recent outing he makes a bad mistake and gets photographed at the scene. He know has to deal with the photographer as well as his own family issues.
17 June 2007
Cast: Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.
Script: James Vanderbilt
Genre: detective & mystery, thriller
Setting: 1970s, California
This is based on the true story of a serial killer in the 1970′s in California who highlighted his murders with cryptic letters to newspapers. He killed at random, and called himself The Zodiac, and wrote his letters in a code. He also often sent bloodstained items of clothes along with these letters as a sort of proof. He was never caught. Robert Graysmith was working as a cartoonist at one of the newspapers where the letters arrived, and became caught up in the case. The film is based on his book of the events of the time. Continue reading
It took me a while, but I finally managed to go see this film last night, and now I want to go again, because it really is fantastic. Bloody, violent, full of no-good nastiness and general scumbaggery. But wonderful to … Continue reading
based on the novel by Ian Fleming Before I saw this film I said that I would enjoy it, I just decided, spur of the moment type of thing that I would like it. And I’m glad to report that … Continue reading