Category: UK

Submarine [2011]

I’ve seen so many coming of age films and enjoyed most of them. “Submarine”, written and directed by Richard Ayoade from Joe Dunthorne’s novel, is three-quarters of a very good indie movie. It’s a sharply written black comedy with an incredible eye for detail. The setting is Wales […]

Jane Eyre [2011]

I know what you’re thinking: you’re probably up to there with Jane Eyre. Afterall, this 1847 novel about a young governess and her brooding master has been shoved down our throats since school. Not to mention the countless film versions that have been carved out the book, plus nine […]

Man On Wire [2008]

Fantastic documentary film chronicles Philippe Petit’s 1974 high wire walk between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center. The film, based on Petit’s book “To Reach The Clouds” is literally breathtaking. To be honest, I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. It could have been […]

Made In Dagenham [2010]

One of the things you should know prior to watching this movie is that women in industry in the late 60’s were still taken far less serious than their male counterparts. They were labeled as “unskilled”, “untrained” and were paid for that. In 1968, a major strike took place […]

Tamara Drewe [2010]

The weirdest thing about “Tamara Drewe” is that the story is about everyone else except her. Of course she plays a very important role, but I didn’t care for her as much as I did for the people surrounding her. The film breaks the notion of a quiet […]

Monty Python And The Holy Grail [1975]

It all started with a TV show called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, featuring five British comedians, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, and an american named Terry Gilliam. Six years later, and with a minimal budget, “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” was released, […]

The King’s Speech [2010]

I watched “The King’s Speech” with extremely high expectations. Afterall, it swept most of the awards so far, and is basically a shoe in for best picture at the oscars. To be honest, I loved most of it, but I still felt like something was missing. Let’s put […]

The Damned United [2009]

Interesting piece of english football history tells the story of Brian Clough, the manager who led Derby County to glory in the 70’s, and how he failed to do the same with Leeds United a few years later. The story focuses on his 44 days of reign as Leeds manager, […]