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

Chronicle – 4.5/5 stars

Like drama, indie and action, superhero movies are now becoming their own genre in the film world.  Origin films, however, are like the pit stain of the genre – it’s hard to set the right tone of how someone becomes a superhero without it becoming too…schmaltzy.   There are loads of films that focus too much on the ‘nobility’ of the “good they can do … Continue reading Chronicle – 4.5/5 stars