The Harry Potter Films of David Yates June 14, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, Fantasy, 2000s, adaptations, 4 stars, Adventure, British films, Specials, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
Later than promised, but here it is: a director-focused overview of the final four Harry Potter films.
Plus, some closing thoughts on the series as a whole.Drama, Crime, Western, 5 stars, 2000s, adaptations, true stories, Biography, 2013 , add a comment
It lost out to No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood in 2008’s awards season, but it’s better than either.
Plus, the UK TV premiere is tonight at 10pm on ITV4.
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) May 30, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Comedy, 3 stars, 1970s, British films, remakes, 2013 , add a comment
Monty Python re-film TV sketches for the big screen.
Bit ironic, considering the title.
The Lost Weekend (1945) May 27, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Film Noir: Classic, 5 stars, adaptations, 1940s, 2012 , add a comment
Directed by the inestimable Billy Wilder, winner of the Grand Prix at the first Cannes, winner of the Best Picture Oscar, and also Best Actor, Director, and Screenplay, it’s a wonder that The Lost Weekend isn’t better known…
That concludes my reviews from 2012.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) May 14, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Thriller, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Crime, 5 stars, adaptations, Adventure, British films, superhero films, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
Mopping up 2012’s left-overs with some very concise points on Nolan’s trilogy closer…
Green Lantern: Extended Cut (2011) May 9, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Sci-fi, 3 stars, Adventure, alternate & director's cuts, superhero films, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
I don’t really like Green Lantern. Weirdly, I thought the movie that everyone else hated was OK-ish…Fantasy, 2000s, adaptations, 4 stars, Adventure, British films, Mystery, 2013 , add a comment
My Harry Potter retrospective resumes with new directors bringing new energy to the franchise, as the first stupidly-long Potter novel gets cut down to the same length as the other films — and probably benefits from it…