The Angel’s Share review
Director: Ken Loach
Cast : Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw,
Summary : A young scottish man, Robbie, narrowly avoids a prison sentence, and as a new father, he wants to turn over a new leaf, and takes a interest in Whiskey.
Wow writing a summary for this film is extremely hard without giving anything away. This film was a mix of absolutely hilarious moments, and some really touching ones too. The humour was quite dry and bold, which is right down my alley and 500 miles was incuded which was obviously a brilliant decision. The opening scene was absolutely brilliant, introducing each character in a clear and hilarious way which fit right into the plot.
The acting from Brannigan was outstanding as his character has moments where he is very vunerable, and sometimes very scary, and Brannigan played both these aspects of Robbie very well. There were some minor characters who’s acting that i felt seemed very forced, but as none of them where in the film for more than 20 minutes, it didnt take away from it. Unfortunately i found i couldnt understand some of the dialogue due to the thick scottish accents of the cast, which did take away some of the enjoyment of the film for me
As for the directing, i enjoyed the tones and the scenery shown in the film, however there were some unnecessarily long shots and some down beat scenes which did not seem particularly important to the film, which i think slowed down the film a bit.
One of my favourite things in the film is the actual explanation of what ‘the angels share’ is, it being the proportion of whiskey in a barrel that just evaporates, and there was a very sweet moment at the end of the film, which made me smile and brought the film to a lovely end. Overall i enjoyed this film, i liked the premise and the characters, however i wasnt too keen on the direction.
Inside Llewyn Davis review
Director : Ethan and Joel Coen
Cast : Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett, John Goodman
This film follows a week in the life of a folk artist Lewyn Davis, loosely based on Dave Van Ronk, who is struggling to make ends meet, and to be a decent human being. Firstly, the cinematography in this film was absolutely amazing, with a sort of rustic, vintage feel, and the music was beautiful and poignant at past, especially the last song Lewyn sings, and i enjoyed the small Bob Dylan shout out at the end immensely.
This film was full of symbolism and meaning, some of which, honestly was lost on me, but i did never the less appreciate it, and the last 10 minutes of the film took it in a direction i didnt expect, and really made a statement about this mans life. The film switched rather quickly between the mellow calming performances, to startling loud train rides, illustrating, and summing up, Lewyns life quite well.
Lewyn is not a easily likeable character. He is not the underdog that you want to suceed, he is more the guy you want to realise how much of a dick he is being and change his ways, which, didnt really happen, which didnt take away from the film at all, in some ways, it made it more realistic.
We see Lewyn tackle a number of problems, relationships, trying to break into the music buisness, family, and self perception, and this film was a really good at showing him struggle, and also showing him reverting back further and further. There was also a very cute cat in it, which presumably represented Lewyn, and in one of the most hard hitting scenes, was when lewyn left this cat in a car, shutting the door on it completely. All in all i did enjoy this film, some moments felt like they went on a bit long, and some of the meaning behind things was a bit difficult to grasp, but it was beautifully made with amazing music, and it thoroughly entertained me, and the ending left me thinking for hours after.
Little Miss Sunshine non spoiler review
Year released : 2006
Director(s) : Jonathon Dayton, Valerie Faris
Cast : Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell
Little Miss Sunshine is one of those strangely uplifting films which you instantly want to watch again after you have finished.
It is about a extreamly disfunctional family, who most of which do love eachother, and the youngest member, Olive, wants to go to a beauty pagent in California, and all of the family agree to drive there, which turns into a pretty much week long road trip, full of hilarious moments, as well as really touching moments.
The film tackles issues such as the influence we have on children, the problems of beauty competitions, achieving and letting go of dreams, and the importance of expression, and not caring what the hell anyone else thinks. The dry humour that is packed in the film, is right up my ally, and the cinematography was understated yet spectacular, and i have added Dayton and Faris to my list of favourite directors. The acting was exquisite, especially from Paul Dano, who played Dwaine, who was by far my favourite character, all in all the film was ridiculous and insane, but it was still relatable, and had equal emphasis on the important small moments, as it did on the large hilarious moments.
This film really taught me a new concept that i’ve been tinkering around a while which you dont see often in films, that sometimes it doesnt matter how good you are at something, its in how much you enjoy it, and you should surround yourself with people who are willing to support you anyway. It is definitely worth the watch, and my favourite film i have watched in a while, maybe even ever!
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Director : Michael Hoffman
Cast : Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman,Colin Firth
Synopsis :an art curator (Firth) decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss (Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen (Diaz)
Spoiler Free Review :
To be honest, the reason that i watched this film, was because Alan Rickman, an actor who i really love, was in it, and i did not enjoy this film. The plot didn’t grab me and at points it seemed like it was just trying to be outrageous for the sake of being outrageous, rather than actually adding anything to the story. There was a few quite funny moment here and there, but all in all to be fair this film just wasnt to my sense of humour. I found Cameron Diaz’ character pretty much unbearable, and Rickman was probably one of the only redeeming features, although his character was also very far from strong. This film was simply not to my taste, and i didnt feel it was executed very well.