Billy's Film Reviews.

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

We Need To Talk About Kevin – 2011

★★★★ Release: 2011 Directed By: Lynne Ramsay Produced By: Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, Bob Salerno Written By: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller Running Time: 112 Minutes  … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

The Impossible – 2012

There is a certain attitude I posses when it comes to disaster films, and it is usually regarding the point of making them in the first place. A film such … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 7 Comments

Lucky Number Slevin – 2006

It is surprising beyond belief that I had never heard of this film given it’s endless ensemble of talent. Having just seen the advertising poster for “Lucky Number Slevin” (and … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Moon – 2009

Having recently seen “Interstellar”, it is confirmed in my mind that $165million does not immediately equal a perfect space drama/adventure film. Dealing with similar issues of global extinction (but actually … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Hunger Games & Catching Fire – 2012 & 2013

Prejudice is something that goes hand in hand with the public and certain trends. An entirely subjective concept, ‘judging a book by it’s cover’, is something we can all admit … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Virgin Suicides – 1999

Teenage girls are a strange breed; American teenage girls are even stranger. There have been countless films dealing with the struggles these pour souls endure on a day-to-day basis, and … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

True Grit – 2010

What do Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Steven Spielberg, The Coen Brothers, Matt Damon, Roger Deakins, Carter Burwell have in common? “True Grit”, that’s what! Not quite a remake of the … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Out Of The Furnace – 2013

For a modern, dark dramatical film to really pack a punch, it needs to posses heart, soul, passion and of course, grit. 2013’s “Out Of The Furnace”, an edgy, brooding … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments