Posts Tagged ‘ Jude Law ’

Five Films That May Have Slipped Through Your Radar


The most anticipated film of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy, makes its debut this week. While Guardians will undoubtedly enjoy the same success as this year’s previous blockbuster hits such as The Lego Movie, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the more recent Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, it is worth taking a look at some of this year’s lesser know cinematic entries.

The film industry currently churns out more big screen outings a year than ever before, which sadly means we have to trawl through mountains of sparkly vampire love stories and Michael Bay presents too-many-explosions-for-its-own-good movie fluff, to uncover the real diamonds in the rough. Fortunately, you don’t have to, because since the invention of the internet, others can do the trawling for you and tell you what’s hot and what’s not. Continue reading

Side Effects

sideeffectsIn the movie world there are certain clichés for which we should be grateful. For example, when a film is described as a ‘heart-warming comedy’ we are instantly assured of its awfulness. Similarly, by placing the words ‘Sarah Jessica Parker’ on a promotional poster, the studio is graciously informing us that only stupid people need attend.

So what of the ‘smart thriller’? Without doubt a more difficult beast to predict, but certain behavioural patterns are observable. These films tend to be interesting up to a narrative point, after which they hurtle into a mandatory, significantly less interesting denouement. While the first section can offer ambiguity, delicacy and mystery, the conclusion usually just twists a few plots, ties some loose ends, and sends us on our way with a vague sense of disappointment. Continue reading