Fish Tank (2009)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Some films, despite being beautifully realised, are hard to enjoy given their subject matter. Fish Tank is one such film. Mia Williams (Katie Jarvis) is fifteen years old and has no friends. Her volatile temperament and foul mouth do nothing to ingratiate her with people. The situation at home is…

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Friday the 13th (2009)

  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ This remake/sequel of Sean S Cunningham’s 1980 film is way better than the original although, given the source, it’s not saying much. A group of friends go for a camping trip in the whereabouts of Camp Crystal Lake, keen on getting laid, high and creeped out by the place…

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The Damned United (2009)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Football films are hard to come by, especially good ones. Thankfully, Tom Hooper‘s The Damned United, exhibiting excellent performances framed within tight, confident direction,ย ranks amongst the best. Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) is a small-time football coach employed by Derby County and he has a bone to pick with top league…

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Missing Links: The Loved Ones (2009)

Brent (Xavier Samuel) is at the wheel of the car. ย The early morning sun is slowly bathing the barren landscape with colour, giving life and three-dimensionality to the few scattered trees littering the side of the dusty country road. ย The driver, in his late teens, sporting a floppy hairstyle and a nondescript sweatshirt, smiles. ย His…

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(Un)Dead End : Chemical 12-D (2009)

*SPOILERS ALERT* There are zombie films that are a canvas for tons of guts and gore. ย Then there are others which provide a social commentary on the present state of affairs. ย Finally, there are those that reach out a bloody hand and go straight for the heart, taking in issues that are both personal and…

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Trailing Takashi

Although he is one of the most prolific directors around, Takashi Miike still manages to garner a sizeable amount of fuss prior to the release of his films. ย 13 Assassins is no different, and as soon as this trailer was leaked, it has been one big buzz: And for good measure, here are the trailers…

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