I’ve been tinkering with the idea to do a round-up post to give you, the readers, a chance to catch up on anything you might have missed over the last month or so.
‘Month in Stubs’ will predominantly cover cinema viewings but depending on what I’ve been upto it could be a round-up of anything from small screen reviews, articles and/or features.
Without further ado I present October’s month in stubs, with two cameo appearances from November.
David Fincher’s latest in a long line of critically acclaimed thrillers sees Ben Affleck defending his innocence when his wife, played by Rosemund Pike, is suspected of being kidnapped. Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name this film has real potential and I’d be surprised if we didn’t see it as a serious contender for top honours in the adapted screenplay category come February 2015. * * * *
The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London, put on a special night on 18th October in honour of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s greatest screen performances. In an extended post I give my account of the the whole experience with 6 mini reviews of the films that were on show, including Commando, Predator, The Running Man, Total Recall, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Previously untapped in the war film genre David Ayer takes a look at the inner workings of a WW2 tank crew headed by Brad Pitt. With a stellar supporting cast featuring Shia LeBeouf in one of his best performances Ayer presents five interesting character studies during the most brutal months of the war in its closing stages. * * * *
Dan Gilroy’s social study of crime journalism in L.A. follows Jake Gyllenhaal in an emaciated performance as Louis Bloom, a determined self-employed rookie nightcrawler. As he forges a relationship with a local news station he becomes embroiled in a criminal investigation involving his exclusive footage. * * * *
Inspired by the classic science fiction epics Christopher Nolan presents Interstellar, the year’s most anticipated film. Running at 169 minutes we are taken beyond our galaxy on a mission to source a habitable planet to save mankind. Nolan brings together some of the biggest names in modern cinema and combines them with a deep nostalgia to create a modern masterpiece. * * * * *
I am easily pleased when it comes to films and especially cinema, the whole experience could add a star in itself, but this month has literally been that good. Get down to your local cinema and catch at least one of these movies, I defy you to be disappointed.