Sweet Country

Sweet Country

The debut film from director Warwick Thornton, "Samson and Delilah", was one of the most beautiful, moving, funny and tragic movies of the year...or any other year for that matter. It marked Thornton out as an artist...more than just a man who knew where to point the camera, he knew why he was pointing it [...]

Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

***I'm currently sat in the bar of the Filmhouse cinema in Edinburgh waiting to see "Sweet Country", the latest film from Warwick Thornton. This is my review of his 2010 movie "Samson and Delilah" which was originally posted on myfilms2010*** Can you remember the last time you had some fast food? If you're anything like [...]

Carry on…Britpop

Carry on…Britpop

"...it became mutated from a Mike Leigh film into a Carry on film." (Brett Anderson, 2018) Sixty years ago director Gerald Thomas and producer Peter Rogers brought a film about national service to British cinemas.  The film was adapted from a play called "The Bull Boys" and it was the first in a series of [...]

The Commuter

Tickets please. Next stop...Thrillsville! This is the fourth collaboration between director Juame Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson following "Unknown", "Non-Stop" and "Run All Knight".  That means that certain things are guaranteed; action, adventure, Neeson administering a beating to a gallery of rogues and all delivered with a certain little style. Let's clear something up before we [...]

Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game

A true story doesn't always mean an interesting story and it certainly doesn't always mean a good film.  The history of cinema is littered with turgid true tales.  Often even an interesting truth can make for a less than fascinating couple of hours in a darkened cinema.  The formula for turning the truth into movie [...]