Prometheus – 3/5 stars

When I first watched Alien in 2006, I was dumbstruck by its characters, story and the special effects – as I am quite squeamish, there was a niggling worry that it was not worth the two or so hours running time.  How wrong I was.  Now, over 30 years after the original film, we’re getting a prequel…sort of. Prometheus sees Charlie Holloway and Elizabeth Shaw (Logan … Continue reading Prometheus – 3/5 stars

Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

Right, let’s get this ball rolling. First of all, hurrah for the The Artist succeeding in getting so many nominations.  It’s been reaping the awards since the season started so this silent film will not go down quietly (geddit? 🙂) in the fight for Best Picture.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has done remarkably well, considering it’s been on general release in just over a month. … Continue reading Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

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