|Excuse the misleading poster|
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Much has been said about Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent film Only God Forgives; critics’ opinions have been vastly polarising to say the least, ranging from a rave five star review from Peter Bradshaw to claims that the film is a perfect example of style over substance. The film divided critics in Cannes prompting walkouts and booing as well as standing ovations. I, however, feel that Only God Forgives is one of the best films of the year.
When criminal Jacob Sternwood’s (Mark Strong) son is shot during a heist gone wrong, Sternwood is forced into returning to London where policeman Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) is determined to catch him at any lengths necessary. However, there is more that meets the eye as Max stumbles upon a possible conspiracy.
Monday, 5 August 2013
The Conjuring made a big impact on the US box office grossing over $100,000,000 making The Conjuring’s as successful as James Wan’s previous project Insidious (whose sequel comes out later this year). James Wan has made his name in the horror genre directing the first Saw movie and producing the rest of the franchise as well as directing films such as Dead Silence and the already mentioned Insidious.
Fresh from his work at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, which made him a national treasure (if he wasn’t already regarded as one), Danny Boyle’s next project is an Inception like mind twister that is actually a remake of very little known TV movie (of the same name), directed by Trance’s very own scriptwriter Joe Ahearne.