The Two Reviews: Belfast and Nightmare Alley

Belfast (2021, Universal Pictures / Focus Features / Northern Ireland Screen) ★★★★★ Featuring Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan and Jude Hill. Music by Van Morrison. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Belfast is a self-biographical film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Filmed mostly in black and white, it is … Continue reading The Two Reviews: Belfast and Nightmare Alley

The Power of Love, Part 1: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

I'll protect you from the hooded clawKeep the vampires from your doorThe Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood A love story is often regarded as having high-scoring box office potential - there are limited special effects or action sequences required, therefore rendering the budget relatively low (though this can be dependent on the … Continue reading The Power of Love, Part 1: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

The Two Reviews – No Time to Die and Don’t Look Up

No Time to Die (2021, Universal Pictures) Featuring Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Ralph Fiennes. Music by Hans Zimmer. Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Daniel Craig is one of my favorite under-celebrated English actors and whilst I … Continue reading The Two Reviews – No Time to Die and Don’t Look Up