27 March 2014
8 March 2014
There are very few directors with whom you can tell your watching one of their films within the first seconds of watching it. Wes Anderson is one of those directors. There's such a unique style that only exists in Wes Anderson films that makes them so hard to imitate and these films could easily become style over substance. However, the films of his I've seen so far (Fantastic Mr Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and this) have a lot of heart and intelligence that make these films very substantial to watch and out of those films, I think this might be my favourite.
7 March 2014
Over the past few years Matthew McConaughey has seen an intense career reinvention. He's gone from being the butt of jokes for staring in terrible rom-coms to giving consistently excellent performances in much darker films. His performances in Killer Joe, Bernie, Mud and The Wolf of Wall Street were excellent and, even though I haven't seen them, I've heard great things about his performances in The Lincoln Lawyer, Magic Mike and True Detective. All that was needed was an Oscar worthy performance and his revival would be complete and this was that performance and it helps that the film itself is really good.