———Billy's Film Reviews———

A series of film reviews and opinion pieces from a second year film student. The bracketed numbers represent the particular film's rating on Empire Magazine's "500 Greatest Movies Of All Time" list. Requests are more than welcomed! Happy Reading!

Out Of The Furnace – 2013

For a modern, dark dramatical film to really pack a punch, it needs to posses heart, soul, passion and of course, grit. 2013’s “Out Of The Furnace”, an edgy, brooding … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Class of ’92 – 2013

When we look back and reflect upon eras, dynasties and moments in sporting history, countless examples seem to spring to mind. The majority of these examples would not come close … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Birdcage – 1996

Continuing the marathon that celebrates the career of Robin Williams is a lesser known piece, a ‘gay interest’ film as it was labelled. 1996’s “The Birdcage” is a quirky, over … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Good Will Hunting – 1997 (#433)

The passing of Robin Williams has generated a well deserved resurgence of his past works. For the next little while, the high points of Williams’ career works shall be re-viewed … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Les Misérables – 2012

A disclaimer to begin proceedings: yes, around 98% of dialogue in “Les Misérables” is sung, and it runs for nearly 3 hours. Prepare yourself. It is a shame to learn that … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Life Itself – 2014

The life and times of Roger Ebert, arguably the greatest film critic to grace the earth have been presented in heartfelt fashion over 120 minutes in “Life Itself”, an impassioned … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Neighbour Totoro – 1988 (#275)

The announcement of Studio Ghibli’s closing is bound to hit many diehard anime fans hard. From an ignorant, uneducated mindset of anime, it appears as though Studio Ghibli was a … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Sharknado 2: The Second One – 2014

It is difficult to be too critical for a film such as this. From the moment the original “Sharknado” was announced, intrigue and immense confusion ensued. Sure enough, the latest … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Elephant Man – 1980 (#362)

Arguably David Lynch’s best picture, 1980’s “The Elephant Man” is one of the most moving, touching and heartbreaking/warming films in recent memory. Based on actual events, this tale of one … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Locke – 2014

One man, one car, one night, one road and a phone. That is the summary of “Locke”, the stunningly gripping, small-scale drama from Steven Knight. Starring Tom Hardy, “Locke” focuses … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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