Wednesday, December 28

Midnight in Paris

Director: Woody Allen

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605783/

Review: Charming and entertaining with beautiful backdrops.

Go see it if: You don't need a strong plot but are happy to watch people talk and interact.

And if you liked: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Manhattan

Tuesday, December 27

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Director: Brad Bird

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229238/

Review: Pretty thin plot but pretty enjoyable entertainment nonetheless.

Go see it if: You just want some fun action.

And if you liked: Mission Impossible, The Incredibles, Minority Report

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Director: David Fincher

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568346/

Review: Stylistically presented and very well performed but far too long and lacking in structure.

Go see it if: You can deal with some really heavy sexual violence scenes.

And if you liked: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Fight Club, Casino Royale

Monday, December 19

Moneyball

Director: Bennett Miller

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/

Review: Drags a bit in places but is still an interesting and entertaining movie.

Go see it if: You're not put off by knowing nothing about baseball. I know nothing but still enjoyed it.

And if you liked: The Social Network, Wall Street

Check this out: Moneyball

Saturday, December 17

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Director: Guy Ritchie

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1515091/

Review: Has a few good moments but is far too long and very very messy.

Go see it if: You're not averse to a large amount of seemingly unintentional homoeroticism.

And if you liked: Sherlock Holmes, Welcome to the Jungle

Sunday, December 11

Hugo

Director: Martin Scorsese

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970179/

Review: Too long and some of the humour falls flat but is still very enjoyable with a genuinely moving ending.

Go see it if: You like silent movies... or if you don't actually.

And if you liked: Harry Potter, Muppers Christmas Carol, Mary Poppins

Check this out: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Saturday, December 10

Another Earth

Director: Mike Cahill

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1549572/

Review: Intimate and moody with a little bit too much ponderousness at times but still quite engaging.

Go see it if: You're ok with more heady science fiction.

And if you liked: Primer, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Winter's Bone