Tag Archives: Tilda Swinton

Review: Isle of Dogs (2018)

ISLE OF DOGS…I…love…dogs. I only just got that. Anyway, I have a confession: I’m a cat person. I value their independence, their intelligence and their lack of need to be subservient to us. Anyway, while I don’t particularly like dogs … Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

The problem with Marvel is that a lot of their characters have the same origin story. “Arrogant prig becomes selfless hero” is almost as commonplace as DC’s “Death of family gives hero guilt-driven purpose”. Stephen Strange’s story may not be … Continue reading

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Review: Trainwreck (2015)

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but Amy Schumer is a formidable comedian. It’s a real backward-looking shame the marketing team for TRAINWRECK felt they had to both promote it as a Judd Apatow project (he directs, but was not … Continue reading

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Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is Wes Anderson-y even by Wes Anderson’s standards. A vividly colourful cornucopia of eccentric characters on an elaborate farce barely contained within Mr Anderson’s utterly unique “Wesworld”, it’s certainly an experience to watch. It’s also probably … Continue reading

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Top 3: Song Kang-ho

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online November 2012. A favourite of Park Chan-wook, having appeared in four of his films, and of Bong Joon-ho, having starred in two of his films – with one more (Bong’s English-language debut) … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when in the failing light I thought to myself: “What festive feature shall I partake in tonight?” Yes, it’s a Christmas list, and yes, mine, like any sane person’s favourite Christmas film is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Nothing else can really … Continue reading

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