The Awakening

We’ve seen everything in The Awakening before. In movies like The Others, or more recently even, The Woman in Black. This means that, at times, The Awakening is a bit boring, and sometimes even tedious. But that’s not to say it’s not without its charms. Although Awakening is a ghost story, it is also a detective story.  Sherlock Holmes investigates the supernatural as a dedicated disbeliever, and as a woman.  This woman is Florence... Read More

The Awakening Trailer Makes Rebecca Hall Look Really Scared

The trailer for the upcoming Nick Murphy film, The Awakening made its way online today. It’s unfair to judge am movie by the proverbial cover, but if this trailer is any indication, it’s going to be effective if nothing less. Why couldn’t the Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark people have taken a cue from this?  Read More

The Town

Every now and then a film comes along that leaves me quite literally without much to say about it. That isn’t to say I disliked it. Especially in the case of Ben Affleck’s The Town. I liked the film. A lot. But I don’t know if I have anything to add to the endless write ups that have already hit the internet. In times like these, I find it’s best for me to rely on the opinions of my fellow bloggers and movie critics I... Read More

Red Riding: 1974

The Red Riding Trilogy is a trio of films based on the novels of David Peace (The Damned United).  The novels and films are a mix of fact and fiction centered around the disappearances of several young girls and the crimes of the actual Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, who killed 13 women from 1975-80 while eluding police. (Sutcliffe could, astonishingly, be released from prison two years from now.) The films reverberate significantly with one... Read More

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

There’s something slightly frustrating (and yet comforting at the same time) about a filmmaker who refuses to change. But when Woody Allen’s old time font shows up on the screen at the beginning of the film, I know that I’ll be taken care of for the next two hours. Vicky Christina Barcelona is no different. And it’s one of Allen’s best. A European friend of mine once told me that if I watched an Almodovar film, even... Read More