Monthly Archives: August 2013

WELCOME TO THE PUNCH (Eran Creevy, 2013)

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Starring: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough You may like this if you like: The Sweeney (Nick Love, 2012), Infernal Affairs (Wai-keung Lau and Alan Mak, 2002), Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) London detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) is still reeling at … Continue reading

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Joss Whedon, 2012)

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Starring: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion You may like this if you like: Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, 1993), 10 Things I Hate About You (Gil Junger, 1999), Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) This is basically the … Continue reading

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ONLY GOD FORGIVES (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013)

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Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm You may like this if you like: Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011), Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2009), watching paint dry In Bangkok, Julian (Gosling, once again the strong silent type) is … Continue reading

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SHARKNADO (Anthony C. Ferrante, 2013)

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Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid (!), John Heard You may like this if you like: Sand Sharks (Mark Atkins, 2011), Arachnoquake (Griff Furst, 2012), basically any syfy channel/Asylum cheap but enjoyable crap Warning: This review may contain blatant sarcasm! Nature … Continue reading

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I WISH (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2011)

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Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Jȏ Odagiri, Koki Maeda You may like this if you like: The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2011), The Colour of Paradise (Majid Majidi, 1999), Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, 1986) Since their … Continue reading

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THE LONE RANGER (Gore Verbinski, 2013)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner You may like this if you like: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003), John Carter (Andrew Stanton, 2012), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: MY PERSONAL TOP 10 FILM COMPOSERS OF ALL TIME

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I once heard a TV producer claim that, and I quote, “the composer is there to sort out scenes where the writer has fucked up”. There is an element of truth in that and for me the music in a … Continue reading

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A LATE QUARTET (Yaron Zilberman, 2012)

  Starring: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener You may like this if you like: Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005), About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, 2002), Quartet (Dustin Hoffman, 2012) The Fugue are an extremely successful quartet that have been … Continue reading

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THE PAPERBOY (Lee Daniels, 2012)

  Starring: Mathew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman You may like this if you like: Killer Joe (William Friedkin, 2011), Mud (Jeff Nichols, 2012), A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951) Hotshot Miami Times reporter Ward Jansen (McConaughey) returns to … Continue reading

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THE WOLVERINE (James Mangold, 2013)

  Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima You may like this if you like: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009), The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002), Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) Set after the events of The Last Stand … Continue reading

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