This is the End

This is the End is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial début, and it was met with wide critical and commercial acclaim. Firmly in the comedic style of its unofficial predecessor Pineapple Express, and very much continuing the ‘Bro’ genre, This is the End focuses on Seth Rogen and his Hollywood clique (all playing themselves)…

21 Jump Street

I’d heard a lot of very good things about 21 Jump Street. But please forgive me my naïvety, I was having a bit of a dim weekend, because for some reason I thought 21 Jump Street was a drama (confused slightly with End of Watch) (again don’t ask) and I thought that this was the…

How I Live Now

How I Live Now is a Scottish/British/American film (there’s some Welsh in there too) set in modern-day rural Britain. Part coming of age drama, part war film, it revolves mainly around Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), an American teenager, with deep anxiety and compulsive disorders, who is sent to live with her cousins in England, Isaac, Piper…

Fargo – Revisited

This weekend, in the UK anyway, sees the premier of the new Fargo series starring Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton. The original, directed by the hugely talented Coen brothers, has stood the test of time and is one of the quintessential Hollywood titans. My discovery of Fargo happened around 12 years ago, when I…

Dallas Buyers Club

2014 has been the year of Matthew McConaughey. With countless awards under his belt, roles in some of the most successful films of the year, and a stint in HBO’s True Detective (which has already reached the dizzying heights of Breaking Bad acclaim) McConaughey has thrown himself into roles, most notably, Dallas Buyers Club, where…