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Lars and the Real Girl (2007): Quick-shot review!

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
Starring the beautiful Ryan Gosling, before his famous “hey girl” internet meme, Lars and the Real Girl (2007) is a compelling character drama about the titular Lars – a shy, anti-social, but sweet young man who lives in his brother’s garage. Lars has a fairly insular life and barely interacts…

Thoughts on… Trainwreck (2015)

Directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck (2015) is a romantic comedy written by Amy Schumer, with her characteristic sharp wit and sexual overtones. Its synopsis is as follows: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. (source) I actually saw this […]

Thoughts on… To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

A comedy film about three beautiful drag queens on a cross-country journey, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995, dir. Beeban Kidron) has a lot of heart and some gorgeous costume choices. Here’s the synopsis: After Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson win a major New York drag contest and a trip to Hollywood, […]

Park City (2015): Quick-shot review!

An independent comedy slash mockumentary film by director Hannah Rosner, Park City (2015) tells the story of four indie filmmakers whose film Hearts and Cash has made it to Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The group, made up of director Joey (Joseph Mireles), producer Hannah (Hannah Rosner), actress Jill (Jill Evyn) and production […]

Frank (2014): “I love you all.”

A quirky comedy-drama about music, authenticity and nonsense, Frank (2014, dir. Lenny Abrahamson) tells the story of the best band in the universe that no one has heard of yet – Soronprfbs. Jon Burroughs (Domnhall Gleeson) is a man in search of a band, a man who has a lot to say musically but no […]

The Interview (2014): Worth the hype?

Directed by Seth Green and Evan Goldberg, The Interview¬†(2014) is not without its share of controversy. But luckily, its content and laughs are solid enough to back up the hype. A synopsis: Dave Skylark (James Franco) and producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with […]

MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon: Casino Royale (1967)

If you love James Bond as much as I do, you have to head over to MovieRob post haste, where a most excellent blogathon is taking place – the 007 December Blogathon. I wrote this review of Casino Royale (1967) for the blogathon, and there have been lots of great posts on some of the […]

Magic in the Moonlight (2014): Quick-shot review!

A quirky story about a young woman who can see into the beyond, and an older man who sets out to debunk her abilities, Magic in the Moonlight (2014) is Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy slash drama slash neurotic insight into the ways that complicated people view the world. Really quick write-up for this one. […]

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013): “I am siege face.”

Would you want to be stuck in a hostage situation with the most awkward radio DJ this side of the Norwich City Council? In Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013, dir. Declan Lowney), Steve Coogan stars as the charming king of chat radio, who finds himself in yet another strange situation, except this time it doesn’t […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Boyhood (2014)

Director Richard Linklater’s magnum opus that has been twelve years in the making, Boyhood (2014) tells the story of young Mason (Ellar Coltrane), from age five to age eighteen. Boyhood follows Mason as he grows up, notably using the same actor for the entire film; we literally watch him grow as the film progresses. Boyhood […]