Billy's Film Reviews.

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

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – 2015

★★★★ 1/2 Release: 2015 Directed By: Alex Gibney Produced By: Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Kristen Vaurio Written By: Alex Gibney Starring: Lawrence Wright, Mark Rathbun, Monique Rathbun Running Time: 120 Minutes Scientology Study is the Scariest Film of 2015. Manipulation, … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – 2011

★★★★ Release: 2011 Directed By: David Gelb Produced By: David Gelb Starring: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Mashuhiro Yamatomo Running Time: 81 Minutes Handcrafted Doco Rolls Onto Screens and Tantalises the Pallet.  Sushi may not … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? – 2015

★★★ ½ Release: 2015 Directed By: Jon Schnepp Written By: Jon Schnepp Starring: Nicholas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith Running Time: 104 Minutes The opening dialogue in John Schnepp’s The Death of “Superman Lives”: What … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cobain: Montage of Heck – 2015

★★★★ Release: 2015 Directed By: Brett Morgen Produced By: Brett Morgen, Danielle Renfrew Behrens Written By: Brett Morgen Running Time: 132 Minutes The musical contributions of Nirvana are undoubtedly definitive of an era and genre. … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Man On Wire – 2008

Some human beings are daring individuals, excited and driven by their adrenaline-fuelled passion to reach new heights, break records and boldly go where no man has gone before. Frenchman Philippe … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

That Sugar Film – 2015

In an age where super foods dominate our diets, detox cleanses are commonplace and vegetarianism is nothing short of an epidemic, it’s both interesting and infuriating to witness the surge … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Room 237- 2012

A documentary that dissects Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” in its entirety would take about a month to watch unfold. This classic is one of the most complex, intelligent and meticulous … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Citizenfour – 2014

The euphemistic language of governments has always been a primary feature of their lexicon. It appears that there has never been a more significant era than the present, where words … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

What We Do In The Shadows – 2014

Vampires are so overdone. When it was announced that there wouldn’t be not just another vampire film, but a satirical one to hit our screens, it didn’t spark much excitement. … Continue reading

November 2, 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