Monthly Archives: May 2014

CUPCAKES (Eytan Fox, 2013)

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Starring: Efrat Dor, Dana Ivgy, Yael Bar-Zoher, Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ World Cinema At the Tel-Aviv home of Ofer (Ofer Shechter), a group of six friends sit down to watch the annual Universong (basically EuroVision), and as usual they are less … Continue reading

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Bryan Singer, 2014)

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Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender Genre: Action/ Fantasy In 2023 sentinels (powerful robots designed initially to destroy mutants only) have now wiped out a vast majority of the global population and only a small group of mutants remain. … Continue reading

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ENOUGH SAID (Nicole Holofcener, 2013)

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Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance Divorced single mum Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) is a masseuse by trade and constantly trying to be setup by her friends, especially with her daughter’s impending leave for college. At a … Continue reading

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ALMOST MARRIED (Ben Cookson, 2014)

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Starring: Emily Atack, Philip McGinley, Mark Stobbart Genre: Comedy After a wild stag do, groom to be Kyle (McGinley) learns that he has contracted an STD after having sex with a prostitute, though he remembers very little about that night. … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE MOST DEPRESSING FILMS

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Films of course often have individual scenes of heart rending emotion, but as per the usual narrative structures of most films, these are all resolved before the credits roll and we all go home happy. Likewise it is very easy … Continue reading

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GODZILLA (Gareth Edwards, 2014)

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Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston Genre: Action/ Adventure/Sci-fi After witnessing a catastrophic event at the nuclear plant of which he worked in Japan and which his wife (Juliette Binoche) died, nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Cranston) is convinced the … Continue reading

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THE DOUBLE (Richard Ayoade, 2013)

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Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn Genre: Drama/ Thriller/ Comedy Simon James (Eisenberg) is an introverted and awkward office worker and all round loser who harbours feelings for his neighbour and co-worker Hannah (Wasikowska) but like everyone else in … Continue reading

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CALVARY (John Michael McDonagh, 2014)

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Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly Genre: Drama During confession on a Sunday, father James Lavelle (Gleeson), is told by one of his parishioners that they were abused as a child by a priest and now want vengeance. However … Continue reading

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THE BORDERLANDS (Elliot Goldner, 2013)

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Starring: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle Genre: Horror A team consisting of two specialist priests, Deacon (Kennedy) and Father Mark Amidon (McArdle) and a non-religious techie called Gray (Hill) are sent by the Vatican to a church in rural … Continue reading

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47 RONIN (Carl Rinsch, 2013)

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Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy Despite being taken in by the lord of a domain by the name of Aco, Kai (Reeves) a half Japanese, half English ‘half-breed’ lives very much as an outcast, … Continue reading

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