American Hustle – 4/5 stars

After a long contemplative spell, I have decided to revive my film blog.  Y’know, with reviews and the like. And so, let’s kick off 2014 with this little gem. American Hustle is the latest film by David O. Russell, who directed 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook. Con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are roped into helping ambitious FBI agent Richie Di … Continue reading American Hustle – 4/5 stars

Before Midnight – 4.5/5 stars

For most film fans, the first two instalments are essential viewing and are quietly understated in terms of their respective popularity. Unfortunately, most people don’t realise that they represent two parts of cinema’s probably most enduring love story – one that is so natural, it is sometimes hard to believe that it is a figment of someone’s imagination. Before Midnight is the third film in … Continue reading Before Midnight – 4.5/5 stars

The Bling Ring – 2/5 stars

For most teenagers, fame is the ultimate dream. Popularity, fortune and most importantly, great clothes. But for some, behaving shamelessly in public or, God forbid, work, sounds like a tedious path just to get some Chanel and Prada into their wardrobe. Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola’s take on adapting real-life crime takes a dark path in her latest feature, The Bling Ring. The film recounts the lives of a … Continue reading The Bling Ring – 2/5 stars

Star Trek Into Darkness – 3.5/5 stars

After a self-inflicted hiatus from this blog, I decided to revisit the whole film-review blogging business and try a slightly different approach – otherwise I might burn out. In short, I am going to write shorter articles that will (fingers crossed) be published more regularly. So, to start off with: Star Trek Into Darkness I had high hopes for the second outing for director J.J. … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness – 3.5/5 stars