Billy's Film Reviews.

A series of film reviews and opinion pieces from a film student and all round movie lover! Happy reading!

Love & Mercy – 2015

★★★★ Release: 2015 Director: Bill Pohlad Producer: Bill Pohlad, Claire Rudnick Polstein, John Wells Written by: Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner Starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks Growing up with the infectious harmonies of The … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Minions – 2015

★★★☆ Release: 2015 Directors: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda Producers: Chris Meledandri & Janet Healy Screenplay: Brian Lynch Starring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton Sometimes you need to get along to the cinema … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Avoiding Spoilers: An Impossible Task.

SPOILER ALERT! I was sitting with my younger cousin the other day. While discussing films in general, they mentioned their concerns regarding “spoiler etiquette” (see above image). After getting over … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Inside Out – 2015

★★★★☆ Release: 2015 Director: Pete Docter Producer: Jonas Rivera Screenplay: Peter Doctor, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black And here I was, thinking … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unbroken – 2014

The ambition demonstrated by Angelina Jolie to follow her war-based debut as a director by telling the harrowing, but incredible true story of Louis Zamperini is commendable. Of course, when … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Sea – 2015

A Scotsman, four Russians, three Englishmen, an American and an Australian board a submarine in search for Nazi treasure. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn’t it?  In … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kung Fury – 2015

They say for a cult film to be properly classified as a cult film, it cannot know that it’s a cult film. Going on this criteria, “Kung Fury” cannot call … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tomorrowland – 2015

They really made a film about a music festival and targeted it at kids?! Wow, Hollywood must be desperately clutching at straws! But in all seriousness, beloved director Brad Bird … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Martian – An Interstellar Spin-Off?

Christopher Nolan’s space epic ”Interstellar” proved to be 2014’s most divisive film by a galactic stretch. The mind-bending thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain dealt with discovery, survival and … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Entourage – 2015

“Entourage” ˈɒntʊrɑːʒ,ˌɒntʊ(ə)ˈrɑːʒ/ Noun A group of people attending or surrounding an important person 1. “An entourage of loyal courtiers” ____________________________________________________________ The big-name bros from L.A are back, offering more, more, … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
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