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

Stoker – 4/5 stars

Like most people, when you hear “Stoker,” you immediately associates it with “vampires”. To be honest, there’s been enough of those on film and television to – ironically – last a lifetime. But when you hear it with the director of Oldboy and that guy from Prison Break, it does raise intrigue. “Stoker” is the latest film by acclaimed Korean director Park Woo-Chan and features … Continue reading Stoker – 4/5 stars