London Film Festival Review – Trumbo

Bryan Cranston has obviously had a career-defining role in Breaking Bad, and this, his first leading-man role since that series, was a good choice. It has both dramatic and comedic elements, which definitely plays to his strengths as a performer. The film is based on the story of Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo was Hollywood’s most famous [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Godard: The Essential Collection

Much has been said about Jean-Luc Godard’s radical politics and his radical approach to filmmaking. However, people also forget to mention his earlier (better) films, which for all intents and purposes are expert pastiches of Hollywood genre films he loved. This collection, which StudioCanal has compiled as “Godard: The Essential Collection,” is a strong slice [...]

DVD Review – Irrational Man

Woody Allen is probably the most hit and miss director of all-time but then again he has made a film pretty much every year since official debut feature Take the Money and Run in 1969. Like everyone I love Annie Hall but a lot of the Woody films I like the most are the more bitter ones [...]