Tagged: violence

Eden Lake

Eden Lake dir. by

See also: IMDb ; Other reviews Jenny and Steve have a quiet weekend in the country planned. A romantic weekend, and Steve is bringing an engagement ring. Awww. Steve wants to show Jenny an abandoned quarry[1] that he used to visit,...

300 [based on the book]

300 [based on the book] by , dir. by

I have a feeling that how you feel at the end of seeing this film will be hugely coloured by your mindset before the film began. Personally I loved it. Wonderful visuals and a great story. Wasn’t overly impressed with the characterisation, but you can’t have everything.

The film begins with a voice-over, and this narrator pipes up throughout the film, sometimes describing the action that we are watching on screen. I have no doubt that some will find this redundant, but, given the ending and who the narrator is I think this device actually works really well. Plus he does add to the melodramatic, over the top atmosphere that make this such a good film.

Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian by

Or the evening redness ISBN: 0679728759 See the child. He is pale and thin, he wears a thin and ragged linen shirt. He stokes the scullery fire. Outside lie dark turned fields with rags of snow and darker woods beyond that...

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth dir. by

El Laberinto del Fauno I really wanted to go see this film ever since I heard about it, and yer wan at the desk who tried to put me off by saying “you know it is in Spanish with subtitles” didn’t...

Rome – Season 1

Rome – Season 1 dir. by

it has been four hundred years since the founding of the Republic, and in that time Rome has grown into a mighty power. But military might, and subjugated lands don’t mean everything is happy at home. While Gaius Julius Caesar has...

Green Street

Green Street dir. by

Just so you know, this film is called Hooligans, Green Street Hooligans and Green Street depending on where you are. Football has never really had a good film made about it, not that I’ve seen anyway. I mean most people enjoy...

A History of Violence

A History of Violence dir. by

This is a strange film. I suppose I should have expected that from the director though shouldn’t I? We open with two criminal-types, drifting across America, leaving a trail of casual violence behind them. And, if I hadn’t seen the trailers,...

Kill Bill vol 2

Kill Bill vol 2 dir. by

Bang bang, my baby shot me down You know there isn’t really all that much for me to say about this film. Did I enjoy it? Yes, but it isn’t great, although I do think it is better than Vol. 1....

The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ dir. by

I had to go see it really, I mean so much controversy how could I resist. Although after reading various reviews about how this was the most violent and shocking film ever made I was a bit doubtful about the fact...