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!

Dr. Breakfast – 2011

The most important meal of the day is of course breakfast. When preparing an incredible array of meals for himself, our lonely protagonist, upon munching down a piece of crispy … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Virgin Suicides – 1999 (#262)

Teenage girls are a strange breed; American teenage girls are even stranger. There have been countless films dealing with the struggles these pour souls endure on a day-to-day basis, and … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fargo – 1996 (#198)

When reviewing this ‘homespun murder story’, it will be nearly impossible not to mention and compare it to the 2014 television series of the same name and style. “Fargo”, another … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Big Lebowski – 1998 (#43)

There are quirky comedies that attempt to become too much. As a result, they crash and burn in a flaming pile of disappointment. The dialogue becomes alienating, the relatable qualities … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

20,000 Days on Earth – 2014

There sits a man at a typewriter. He is tall and sleek in his seated stature, sharply dressed and poised, ready to write and create. With his slicked, jet black … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Cut – 2014

Fatih Akin’s latest picture is an emotional adventure epic that is both striking and deeply riveting. “The Cut”, Akin’s sixth major picture and follow up to his most famous work … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Burn After Reading – 2008

Continuing the Coen Brothers marathon that is turning out to be tougher than I imagined given other commitments, comes my favourite picture of the lot. This doesn’t have the popularity … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Maze Runner – 2014

“You’re not like the others. You’re different”: a phrase that could summarise any protagonist from the new trend of teen-based dystopian book adaptations split into 20,000 different filmic instalments. The … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Se7en – 1995 (#134)

As a child, there was a popular television program that aired before school and that I thoroughly enjoyed.  The program was called “In the box”, a show that’s premise is … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

True Grit – 2010

What do Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Steven Spielberg, The Coen Brothers, Matt Damon, Roger Deakins, Carter Burwell have in common? “True Grit”, that’s what! Not quite a remake of the … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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