Tag Archives: indie cinema

Franklyn - Ryan Phillippe

Franklyn DVD review

Franklyn is a mess of ideas. Several entirely different films so bizarrely tangled into one another that even the keenest viewer will eventually give up trying to fit this puzzle’s pieces together and accept that the film simply cannot, will not, make sense by the time the credits roll. Does it matter if a film […]

Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody in The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom DVD Review

2009, Optimum Home Entertainment Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Robbie Coltrane, Rinko Kikuchi Script: Rian Johnson You have to admire writer/director Rian Johnson’s propensity for overreaching. His first movie, Brick, was a high school murder mystery which channelled the noir sensibilities of Hammett and Chandler, and even if its askew […]

The Disappearance of Alice Creed - Gemma Arterton

The Disappearance of Alice Creed Film Review

2009 Director, Writer: J Blakeson Cast: Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan Like criminals Vic and Danny upon the unsuspecting Alice, The Disappearance of Alice Creed creeps up on its unsuspecting audience. Director J Blakeson’s low budget debut opens with two nondescript males (Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston) silently shopping for tools, lining the inside […]