Billy's Film Reviews.

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

The Lives Of Others – 2006

I should watch more German films. Every one that I’ve seen has been brilliant and original in it’s own right. From “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari” to “Soul Kitchen” to … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – 1964 (#26)

It’s difficult to fully grasp the meaning within some of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous works. What was the ending of “2001: A Space Odyssey” really representing? Why was room 237 so significant? … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blind Devotion – 2015

Heartbreaking stories of a crippling illness, disease or condition tend to lend themselves all too well to the silver screen. With more examples springing to mind than I can put … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Divergent – 2014

The first instalment of a dystopian Y.A book-to-film series, 2014’s “Divergent”, the prequel to “Insurgent”, “Convergent”, “Emergent”, “Resurgent” and the grand finale of “Detergent” (parts 1 & 2), is not … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

’71 – 2015

Belfast, 1971. ’The Troubles’, a most violent period in recent history. Last year, Jack O’Connell caught my attention with the slew of forthcoming films in which he featured, if not, … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chappie – 2015

I believe comic book writer Mark Andreaco said that if Neill Blomkamp released his films in reverse-chronological order, he’d be a great director… We’ll wait and see how his next … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kingsman: The Secret Service – 2015

Sophisticated and action-packed espionage fun-fests are more than commonplace nowadays. It seems that although Bond films are still as popular as ever, satire and obvious heavy inspiration can be found … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Aliens – 1986 (#33)

The baton has been passed. Ridley Scott’s superb 1979 vision has been handed over to continue on in the hands of James Cameron. With a new director at the helm, … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alien – 1979 (#37)

I had never seen this film until now. Believe it or not!  One of the all-time classics that one ‘must see before they die’, “Alien” managed to slip into my … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Grey – 2015

“I was watching it and I think I blacked out and had an existential crisis”. No, those aren’t the words of a cynical film critic, but the words of Dakota … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment
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