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

The Place Beyond The Pines – 4/5 stars

There have been lots of films that deal with the idea of a cataclysmic event that changes the direction and narrative of the story. For instance, Sliding Doors uses the ‘what-if’ situation to basically tell to different stories of the same character, taking place in parallel to each other.  It is this idea of ’cause and effect’ behind the third film by Blue Valentine director Derek … Continue reading The Place Beyond The Pines – 4/5 stars

Silver Linings Playbook – 3.5/5 stars

Certain book-to-film adaptations have failed to hit the mark.  They either belong to huge franchises aimed for the younger generation or make themselves out as quite…unrelatable (yes, I’m talking about Cosmopolis.  Again).  So, to make a film of a book whose main character not only has bipolar disorder, but is also obsessed with his estranged wife and becomes involved with a troubled young woman – … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook – 3.5/5 stars