Tag Archives: Ewan McGregor

Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Even for Disney, it’s an audacious move to out-musical your own musical. THE JUNGLE BOOK upped the spectacle and downplayed the songs, CINDERELLA was out to make sense of its protagonist in her time and place and again skipped the … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR has a series of stunningly pretty images to open with: sparkling snowscapes, dappled sunlight, a slow-motion ballet performance. Even the death that follows this montage is beautifully composed, as horrible as the act remains. The visual … Continue reading

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Review: T2 Trainspotting (2017)

T2 TRAINSPOTTING was never going to match its predecessor. Lightning, we are told, doesn’t strike twice. TRAINSPOTTING captured the zeitgeist and summed up so succinctly and stylishly the people and culture of Britain in the 1990s. We fell instantly in … Continue reading

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20 Years On: Trainspotting (1996)

It’s that time again: enough sand has passed through the hourglass of eternity to discuss another classic in retrospective fashion. This week marks the 20th Anniversary of TRAINSPOTTING, Danny Boyle’s striking adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s game-changing novel about Edinburgh heroin … Continue reading

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Review: Mortdecai (2015)

MORTDECAI may well be not only the worst film Johnny Depp has ever starred in, but also the most painful performance of his career as well. A farce set in the art world’s underbelly in an ambiguous decade, we follow … Continue reading

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Review: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

It really says something when the best thing in your movie is a scene where a giant picks his nose then wraps Ewan McGregor in pastry. It’s quite frankly mind-boggling why most of the decisions in Bryan Singer’s fantasy romp … Continue reading

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Fifteen Shades of Black: Part 2

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online May 2013 It’s time for the second part of my countdown of my absolute favourite black comedies from Britain and Ireland (Here’s part 1). You’ll definitely laugh at them, but you might  sometimes feel … Continue reading

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Fifteen Shades of Black: Part 1

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online May 2013 If there’s a single thing filmmakers working in Britain and Ireland do well it’s black comedy. Perhaps you can blame the awful weather – you have to find brightness in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Screen Sword Fights

Who doesn’t love a good sword fight? An essential element of classic swashbuckling adventures, this type of action set-piece lives on as a way to liven up any film by pushing two or more characters (usually a “goodie” and a “baddie”) into passionate, personal, and violent … Continue reading

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