THE BIG PICTURE / L’HOMME QUI VOULAIT VIVRE SA VIE

Glasgow Film Theatre, 27.07.11 The first hour of Eric Lartigau's The Big Picture is a French thriller straight form the plot of a classic Claude Chabrol film of the 1960's or early '70's, when Chabrol was turning out Hitchcockian thrillers at a rapid pace - two, sometimes three, a year.  Indeed, one of Chabrol's best, … Continue reading THE BIG PICTURE / L’HOMME QUI VOULAIT VIVRE SA VIE

HORRIBLE BOSSES

Cineworld Glasgow, 22.07.11 With the global recession rumbling on and economies showing no signs of coming back into the black (in the week of the UK release, the EU agreed a second bail out for Greek economy, while the US teetered on the brink of defaulting on its' debt), it would seem the perfect opportunity … Continue reading HORRIBLE BOSSES

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Cineworld Glasgow, 08.07.11 One of my favourite entries in one of the best film study books available is David Thomson's entry for Michael Bay in his New Biographical Dictionary of Film (5th edition), which he finishes with: So, in the event that Mr Bay is ever looking for help, I'll spell it out here-he makes … Continue reading TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

GREEN LANTERN

Cineworld Glasgow, 24.06.11 Martin Campbell seems to have created a niché market for himself as a director expert in launching, or rather re-launching, known popular characters.  Twice he has introduced the world to a new James Bond, first with Pierce Brosnan in 1995's Goldeneye, and then with Daniel Craig in 2006's Casino Royale - both with great … Continue reading GREEN LANTERN