Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Truman Show (31.5.11)

The Truman Show, a brilliant movie that explores the idea of one's reality being nothing more than a behemoth of a reality television show. Starring a fantastic Jim Carey, the movie was not only entertaining, but also thought provoking. There was not a dull moment throughout, a couple of annoying continuity errors though, but i doubt anyone would notice. Acting - fan-bloody-tastic. Dialog - perfect and consistently entertaining. Camerawork - a couple scenes could have been improved, but for the most part - pretty good.

Definitely check it out!

Rating 8/10

Monday, 30 May 2011

Bioshock (30.5.11)

Whats that? We do video games too? Crazy right!?

Bioshock (in my case on the xbox 360) was surprisingly epic. Like completely mind-blowingly-holy-fucking-balls! From steady character development, clever dialog, an intriguing story and insanely awesome graphics.

*opens up amazon... orders bioshock 2* Lets hope it lives up to number one.

Rating 9.5/10

Youth In Revolt (30.5.11)

Oh. OH. Cera.. Genuinely didn't see it in him. What a kick ass performance! The movie itself was well written and fluid, the acting was mostly fair. But, this film was not made with exceptional acting in mind, the movie was meant to be fun. And that it was! The dialog was hilarious and unexpectedly was not slapstick. Thank Christ.

Rating 8/10

First review. Here goes nothing.

"Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet..."

'Dogtooth' is a brilliantly crafted foreign piece by Yorgos Lanthimos, the story of an family isolated by the father and their reactions to the bizarre fantastical world creeping in.  The film has some beautiful scenes and perfectly written dialog for rational characters in an irrational situation. However, the film itself can be quite slow at times, but even the slower scenes are simply fascinating. The acting was exceptional. Overall, brilliant piece of work that certainly deserves the many awards it received.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Welcome (29.5.11)

Welcome to Film Reviews, by me Robbie Ritchie.

Over the next few months (perhaps longer), I will be sharing my opinions on film and television pieces. I intend to review a wide range of both modern and older pieces of media. I do not want to brand myself a "critic" of media, not only because it is an exploit of employment labels, but also because critics are moderated. For example, if i was a professional critic; i hardly think reviewing the latest Twilight film as an insult to cinema and comparable to shit is appropriate.

I look forward to sharing my favorites and ridiculing the mock-able attempts at film with you.