Billy's Film Reviews.

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

Exit Through The Gift Shop – 2010

★★★★★ Release: 2010 Directed By: Banksy Produced By: Holly Cushing, Jaimie D’Cruz, James Gay-Rees Starring: Thierry Guetta, Banksy, Sheopard Fairey, Invader Running Time: 87 Minutes Thierry Guetta: L’ Disaster Artiste.  A countercultural revolutionary and subversive provocateur, … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Do The Right Thing – 1989 (Classic Review)

★★★★★ Release: 1989 Directed By: Spike Lee Written By: Spike Lee Produced By: Spike Lee Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Spike Lee Running Time: 120 Minutes Spike Delivers The Double Truth, Ruth! … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Revenant – 2015

★★★★★ Release: 2015 Directed By: Alejandro González Iñárritu Produced By: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, David Kanter Written By: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Running … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Classic Review

★★★★★ Release: 1980 Directed By: Irvin Kershner Produced By: Gary Kurtz Written By: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Running Time: 124 Minutes Superior Saga Sequel Strikes Stupendously.  To many, … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beasts Of No Nation – 2015

★★★★★  Release: 2015 Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga Produced By: Amy Kaufman, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Daniela Taplin Lundberg Written By: Uzodinma Iweala, Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor Running Time: 137 Minutes … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ex Machina – 2015

★★★★★ Release: 2015 Directed By: Alex Garland Produced By: Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich Written By: Alex Garland Starring: Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander Running Time: 1o8 Minutes A smaller but deeply anticipated picture for 2015, … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Whiplash – 2015

When I was younger, I was a percussionist in my high school band. My aspirations of continuing down this road into a career were impassioned, albeit briefly within my two-year … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Back to the Future (1985) – Classic Review

The last Robert Zemeckis film I watched was 2012’s “Flight”; a film I’d prefer to leave back in 2012 and not re-visit any time soon. For a film with such potential, … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – 2015

Film theatres that offer sneak previews deserve to be mentioned and applauded, especially on an occasion such as this. Much to my dolefulness, the highly anticipated “Birdman” was not set … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

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