BAFTAS 2014: Personal reaction

This morning, the 2014 BAFTA nominations were announced. Initial reaction? Safe.  In some categories, too safe…and they seem to discount some of the acclaimed films released mid-2013 (Stoker, The World’s End, Filth), drawing more of the attention on recent releases and critic favourites from the end of last year. So, reaction… American Hustle multiple acting nods are no surprise.  Even though it is like déjà … Continue reading BAFTAS 2014: Personal reaction

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

2 Days in New York – 3/5 stars

When news came out that Julie Delpy planned to release a sequel to her 2007 film 2 Days in Paris, she was clear not to make it into the Before Sunrise/Sunset of the noughties….by not recasting Adam Goldberg (who is also known as Chandler’s crazy ex-roomate Eddie from Friends) as the love interest. 2 Days in New York sees Marion (Delpy) separated from Jack (Goldberg) and settled … Continue reading 2 Days in New York – 3/5 stars