Billy's Film Reviews.

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

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

Wild Tales – 2014

What do a hijacked plane, an enraged driver, an insane cook, an explosives specialist, an immoral lawyer and a chaotic wedding have in common? Although it sounds like the foundation … Continue reading

June 5, 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

Horrible Bosses 2 – 2014

Are these films necessary? Even remotely? What do they offer to the greater filmgoing community? Why is their spot on the theatre program of greater importance than other hidden gems … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Guest – 2014

You know those films that are limitedly released and proceed to slip under your radar even though you expressed interest in seeing them? Films that looked adequate enough to get … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – 2014

Well there you have it. It’s over. Finished. Complete. Thank goodness! Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth has come to an end, even if it truly ended in 2003… The … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Drop – 2014

A film such as 2014’s “The Drop” seems fitting for the likes of James Gandolfini, who tragically passed away this year, meaning his works in said film were sadly his … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Expendables 3 – 2014

For a basic and blatantly idiotic premise that has been repeated almost identically before with the second “Expendables” film, there was checklist with various elements that would determine if “The … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boyhood – 2014

There are ways of ambitiously crafting a feature film that makes it stand out amongst the rest. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is an astounding documentation of an era, the notion of … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – 2014

It’s interesting to think that a film such as this has been put off for such a long time, simply because I don’t know where to start. Having seen “The … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment