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Archive for January, 2009

Film review: Barry Lyndon

Posted by Jonathan On January - 26 - 2009

barry_lyndonDubbed “Borey Lyndon” by some mugs on its release in the same year that Jaws and Taxi Driver rocked cinemas, Stanley Kubrick‘s period-piece tragedy now looks almost as brutal as those two ’70s barnstormers. Don’t go looking for a human pulse in this adap of William Makepeace Thackery’s novel: Kubrick’s God’s-eye cynicism burns like black ice. Read the rest of this entry »

Rhona Mitra: Underworld 3

Posted by Jonathan On January - 16 - 2009

rhonaRhona Mitra doesn’t like having her picture taken. That hasn’t stopped her being framed as a lad’s mag pin-up, a videogame character, a sex bomb and an action star. The Brit actress tells us how she’s breaking the mould(s)…

Rhona Mitra has a confession to make. But first she wants a cappuccino. Sitting down with Total Film on a damp afternoon in a London coffee-house, the British actress takes off her zebra-rimmed sunglasses and looks for the waiter. He doesn’t recognise her. Already we know he wasn’t at this year’s Comic Con. Read the rest of this entry »

Film review: Bride Wars

Posted by Jonathan On January - 9 - 2009

bride_warsScreaming, crying, panic, terror. Bride Wars isn’t a comedy. It’s a horror movie for girls. Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are lifelong BFFs and brides-to-be… until a mix-up books their dream weddings at the same venue on the same date. Cue marry hell, as both try to sabotage the other’s Big Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Film review: Sex Drive

Posted by Jonathan On January - 8 - 2009

sexdriveNice-guy virgin (Josh Zuckerman) roadtrips across America for sure thing with mysterious internet hottie. So far, so blah… But despite following the skid-marks of every cumming-of-age teen comedy you’ve seen before, Sex Drive leaves several fresh, funny tracks of its own.

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David Simon: The Wire

Posted by Jonathan On January - 5 - 2009

theprojectsAs the greatest cop-drama on TV comes to an end, ShortList taps up creator David Simon on The Wire

Barack Obama thinks The Wire is the best show on television. So does the director of WALL-E. So do the drug-dealers on the street-corners of Baltimore. So, it seems, does everyone. After its six years, 60 episodes and five seasons concluded this summer, the cop drama has become the most critically acclaimed series in the history of US TV.

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Film review: Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist

Posted by Jonathan On January - 1 - 2009

nick-and-noraMeet Nick (Michael Cera): he’s a smart, sensitive nerd with a quirky car, a broken heart, who plays bass guitar in an alt-rock band with his gay best buddies. Meet Nora (Kat Dennings): she’s a beautiful, clever, funny girl who can’t get a boyfriend. For sure, they’ve got problems. But Nick and Nora’s biggest problem? They don’t exist. They’re movie characters, whisked up in a test-tube of clichés.  Read the rest of this entry »

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