My Week with Marilyn (2011) October 24, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Romance, 5 stars, adaptations, British films, true stories, films about films, Biography, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
Actors act as actors (and other production staff) in this surprisingly excellent, surprisingly true, story.
The Imposter (2012) August 22, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Documentary, Drama, 4 stars, British films, true stories, Mystery, Biography, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
A tale so bizarre, fascinating and unbelievable that it can only be true.
The UK TV premiere is on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.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.
#5: Tombstone (1993) December 1, 2012Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Western, 4 stars, 1990s, true stories, 2012 , add a comment
The 100 Films Advent Calendar 2012 begins with a much-belated (I watched it in January) look at this ’90s Western…
#30: Serpico (1973) October 29, 2012Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Crime, adaptations, 3 stars, 1970s, true stories, Biography, 2012 , add a comment
Al Pacino stars as honest cop Frank Serpico in Sidney Lumet’s true-story crime drama…
#20: Burke & Hare (2010) August 24, 2012Posted by badblokebob in : Comedy, 3 stars, British films, true stories, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
“This is a true story
Except for the parts that are not”
#17: Unstoppable (2010) August 21, 2012Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Thriller, 4 stars, true stories, 2010s, 2012 , add a comment
In tribute to the late Tony Scott, perhaps one of my favourite filmmakers, and normally a distinctly underrated one, 100 Films’s 600th feature review is of his final film…
Ridley Scott may get all the awards and honours, because, as Tony once described them, he is “classical” while Tony is “rock and roll”; but for my money the younger Scott brother’s influence on movies will be just as sorely missed. I think Ron Howard put it best: “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”