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

Shame – 4.5/5 stars

For the last couple of years, Michael Fassbender has been cinema’s golden boy.  Since his appearance in 2008’s Irish drama Hunger, he has appeared in everything from indie dramas to summer blockbusters.  Shame is his bravest, most provocative outing yet and a central performance that will not be easily forgotten. Shame follows New York businessman Brandon (Fassbender), whose life revolves (quite bluntly) around sex.  Doing it, … Continue reading Shame – 4.5/5 stars