When Colin Firth was asked to guest-edit the Today programme, he wanted to look at the sometimes complex relationship between faith and film. Who better to talk about this than Frank Cottrell-Boyce?
David O. Russell’s film entices you into the ring, dances with you for a few rounds, jabbing and shoving you onto your ropes of reflection and then issues a direct punch to your sensibilities of whether you find yourself endeared to the characters and their life. It’s good, very good.
Ken Loach directs a very raw portrayal of the human struggle in war. The explosions depicted in this film are mainly 'internal', as the film is focused on the emotional impact of war.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Starring: Javier Bardem, Maricel ?lvarez, Eduard Fern?ndez
UK Release date: 11 January 2011
Certificate: 12 (147 mins)
Beneath the fascination, the horror and the sophisticated cuts between reality and dream there is a contemporary myth waiting to be freed. 127 Hours works on the tremor where self-sufficiency and loneliness overlap
The story of Facebook would be unbelievable if it wasn’t true. The Social Network takes us back to the days and months leading up to the creation of Facebook, and undertakes the age-old task of telling the story of beginnings.
If we can conceive of the Common Good; then this is the Common Bad - yet a pure child arises from it, strives for truth, and turns the other cheek.
Christopher Nolan has all but removed a moral framework from Inception – not to the point where we could ascribe to the film an ethical nihilism, but it seems to exist at least in some kind of moral vacuum.
It’s the density of jokes, tics and one-liners that the original Toy Story made the norm that once again succeeds. If this is the last of the franchise then it’s a fine end.
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