Monthly Archives: June 2013

THE EXPATRIATE (Philipp Stölzl, 2012)

  Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato, Olga Kurylenko You may like this if you liked: The Bourne Trilogy (2002 – 2007), The Cold Light of Day (Mabrouk El Mechri, 2012), Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011) Why so serious Aaron? This poster … Continue reading

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FOR ELLEN (So Yong Kim, 2012)

  Starring: Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Margarita Levieva You may like this if you liked: Treeless Mountain (So Yong Kim, 2008), To the Wonder (Terence Malick, 2012), Boxing Day (Bernard Rose, 2012) A musician called Joby (Dano) who is a … Continue reading

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THE GREAT GATSBY (Baz Luhrmann, 2013)

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Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan Genre: Drama/Romance/Typical Baz Lurhmann Migraine-inducing-style-over-substance-rubbish Set in the backdrop of the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby is told through the eyes of Nick Carraway (Maguire). He moves to upstate New York opposite his … Continue reading

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MAN OF STEEL (Zack Snyder, 2012)

Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams You may like this if you liked: Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005), Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006), The Amazing Spider – Man (Marc Webb, 2012) I think we all know the story, but … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10: THE WORST FILM ACCENTS EVER

Mad, bad or just completely outrageous. This is my personal top 10 of the worst accents I have ever seen in films. Hollywood has a tendency for scoring own goals when producing films set overseas and prefers to cast a … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10: GUILTY PLEASURES AKA THE FILMS I LOVE TO HATE

These are films that have gaping plot holes, Pierce Brosnan attempting to sing, illogical endings, terrible acting and dialogue, Pierce Brosnan attempting to sing, and sometimes not even a particularly good story but yet still we cannot help but love … Continue reading

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OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (Sam Raimi, 2013)

  Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz You may like this if you like: Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (Andrew Adamson, 2012), The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939), Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton, 2010) Small time circus magician … Continue reading

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BURFORD BACK IN TIME: OVER THE TOP (Menahem Golan, 1987)

  Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely You may like this if you like: Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985), The Karate Kid (John G. Avildson, 1984), Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986) The excellently named Lincoln Hawk (Stallone, of course) … Continue reading

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BLOOD (Nick Murphy, 2012)

  Starring: Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham You may like this if you liked: Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002), Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003), Shadow Dancer (James Marsh, 2012) Joe and Chrissie Fairburn (Bettany and Graham) are two police detectives … Continue reading

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BURFORD BACK IN TIME: BLOOD CREEK (Joel Schumacher, 2009)

Starring: Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Michael Fassbender You may like this if you liked: Outpost (Steve Barker, 2007), Dead Snow (Tommy Wirkola, 2009), Devils of War (Eli Dorsey, 2013) Originally made in 2009, but shelved and then released here straight … Continue reading

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