Entries from adambowie.com tagged with 'film'

Frances Ha

Frances Ha is a wonderful little film, but it's almost completely impossible to explain. The story focuses on Frances and her friends, as we see her life as a struggling dancer in New York while she tries to earn enough...

Awards Shows Need to be Live in 2013

As I type, guests for the BAFTA Film Awards are beginning to arrive at a soggy Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Are they getting to the venue super early, since the awards themselves aren't on for ages? No,...

Screwball Continued

[A continuation of my exploration of Hollywood screwball comedies of the thirties and early forties in the BFI's season. See part one here.] And so the BFI's Screwball season continues, and I've seen a few more films. A couple of...

Screwball

If there's a genre films I really love, it's screwball comedies. His Girl Friday has always been one of my favourite films, and alongside Bringing Up Baby, epitomises what I love in the genre. The rat-a-tat dialogue, strong female...

The Imposter

I went to see the new documentary, The Imposter at the weekend. All I'll say here is that it's very good, and tells the story of a child who goes missing in Texas in the 90s, but who then seemingly...

Total Recall

I was at university when the 1990 "original" version of Total Recall came out in cinemas, with Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a somewhat unlikely worker who had dreams of being a spy. Unless, he was a spy anyway. Over the years,...

The Bourne Legacy

There's no Matt Damon, and importantly, there's no Paul Greengrass is this follow up to the Bourne series of films. That doesn't mean that they've recast Jason Bourne with a new actor, but it seems that Treadstone was just one...

Prometheus

I wrote recently about my travails in trying to pre-book a 2D screening of Prometheus. Come the release, there have been more 2D screenings made available than were listed for pre-booking. So I ended up heading over to the...

Recent Films

I've spent a while away from the cinema recently, but the "award season" means that I have to face my hatred of multiplexes and get out to see a few films. Although with the exception of one film, I saw...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Before I went to see the new film version of the Le Carré classic, I first sat down and watched - for something like the fifth time - the 1979 Alec Guinness version. I've seen this at least five times...

Source Code

I very much enjoyed Moon, Duncan Jones debut film from 2009. Source Code is his follow up and it's great that he's stuck to his guns and made another film in a very similar vein. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Captain Coller...

Frankenstein

I had plenty of opportunity to book theatre tickets for Frankenstein, even going so far as to look at seats. But for whatever foolish reason, I decided against it. The production was a hit, and all the tickets sold out....

Olympus Trip Photos

I really like my Olympus Trip. How else would I get photos like these? Fujicolor Pro 160S....

Green Zone

Green Zone is the latest film from Paul Greengrass and his team. And by team, I don't just mean Matt Damon. He's clearly assembled together a very tight group of people who work with him. There's cinematographer Barry Ackroyd who...

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

One of my favourite series of novels of recent years has been Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. I've read all three of the novels in hardback no less, having read interesting things about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ahead of...

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