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Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Doors - 1991

Before starting this review I might as well mention that it's a pretty biased one for The Doors are one of my favourite bands ever, I have a general liking for all things psychedelic, and for such classic 60-70' Rock music.
I am also a great admirer of Oliver Stones work, I think of him very highly and feel he gets a lot of undeserved criticism in his native US, thankfully he is better received here in Europe.

I will admit I was uncertain as to whether I was going to enjoy this film beforehand, despite my aforementioned tastes which should of predisposed me very much in it's favour, mainly because I am generally left unsatisfied by these musician Bio Pics and because of the mixed reviews this film received from critics. Adding to my uncertainty was the fact that the former members of the Doors and those that knew Morrison have claimed this film does not depict him as he truly was, that it is not true to how he actually was during his short life.
But my uncertainty proved to be needless as I ended up thoroughly enjoying this film and I will even go so far to say that it is one of the best of the 90's and certainly one of the few truly excellent BioPics.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


It's time to vote for the 20011 LAMMY's, the awards designed to reward the best film bloggers of the LAMB. 
This will be the first time I participate in this prestigious award ceremony but certainly not the last.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Top 5: Vincent Cassel Performances

I recently saw Notre Jour Viendra, which stars Vincent Cassel. He is one of my favourite actors so I expected a good performance, but I was impressed at just how great he was, this caused me to put together a short list of Cassel's Five Best Performances.

Cassel is definitely one of the best actors of his generation. He's been one of France's most acclaimed actors since his breakout performance in Kassowitz's La Haine, but he's only come to the American's attention recently, with Black Swan, his performance in that though was far from his best, in fact he was terribly miscast in a poor attempt to interest European viewers in my opinion.

But that aside, here are my five favourite performances of his:

Quick Ratings/Reviews of The Week

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead - 2008 directed by Sidney Lumet
Due to Lumet's death last week, I decided I would watch at least one of his films in honour of his memory. I chose his last one, which has received much praise and features many excellent actors such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Albert Finney.
Despite the films tone, which can be best described as sombre, bleak and at times horrific yet always realistic, I really enjoyed it. Lumet went out on a very high note, which is something that can't be said for all great directors.

Weekly Collection of Random Film Thoughts

  • I can't say that I was looking forward to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit much when it was first announced.  But after seeing this video I have changed my mind, Jackson is obviously very passionate about the film and is the best choice for director of the film, even if I still believe this film should have been made before the LOTR trilogy. Despite my few reservations when it comes to the LOTR films, I still think they are very good adaptations of the books and I'm sure The Hobbit is going to be just as good; although the fact that there seems to me much added material worries me a bit. And of course it is being shot in 48 fps, the first film in history to be shot in that format. So, good luck Peter Jackson!