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

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

The Hunger Games – 3.5/5 stars

After the phenomenal success of Twilight, it seems only logical that the world is treated to another teenage book to film adaptation. The Hunger Games is an event held in a post-apocalyptic America, where twelve teenage men and women are randomly chosen (as ‘Tributes’) to fight to the death until one has survived.  The event is set as a punishment of a rebellion of the … Continue reading The Hunger Games – 3.5/5 stars