Bina007 Ten Minute Movie Reviews returns from hiatus to discuss Marvel’s wonderful Guardians of the Galaxy – funny, touching, smart and action-packed – if you loved The A-Team, Indiana Jones, Hellboy and Star Wars, this is the movie for you! The full written review is available at http://www.bina007.com and the movie is out on July 31st.
A ten minute movie review of Martin Scorsese’s biopic of crooked stockbroker and epic drug addict Jordan Belfort. Worth watching for the gonzo comedic performances of Leonardo Dicaprio, Seth Rogen and Matthew McConaughey but lacking any real substance (other than copious quantities of cocaine) or insight.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET has a running time of 180 minutes and is rated R in the USA and 18 in the UK.
The movie is currently on release in the USA and opens in the UK tomorrow. The full schedule of release dates can be found at http://www.bina007.com.
A longer than usual examination of the critically acclaimed film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup – a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1840s New Orleans.
12 YEARS A SLAVE has a running time of 133 minutes and is rated R in the USA.
12 YEARS A SLAVE played Telluride, London and Toronto where Steve McQueen won the People’s Choice Award. The movie will be released in the USA on October 18th, in Germany and Spain on October 31st, in Greece on December 12th, in Singapore and Sweden on December 20th, in New Zealand on December 26th, in France, Finland and the UK on January 24th, in Norway on January 31st, in the Netherlands on February 20th and in Denmark on February 27th.
- Silenced (nybooks.com)
- Why ’12 Years A Slave’ Is Different From ‘The Help’ And ‘Django Unchained’ – And Why It Matters (thinkprogress.org)
A 10 minute spoiler free movie review of Philomena – the heart-warming true life dramedy about an Irish woman searching for her adopted son, starring Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench.
You can listen to the podcast directly here, subscribe to Bina007 Movie Reviews in iTunes here, or read the full written review here.
PHILOMENA has a running time of 98 minutes and is rated 12A in the UK.
PHILOMENA played Venice 2013 where Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope won Best Screenplay, and Stephen Frears won the Queer Lion. It also played Toronto and London 2013. It will be released in the UK, Ireland and Iceland on November 1st, in the USA on November 22nd, in Sweden on December 6th, in Italy on December 19th, in Hungary on December 26th, in France on January 8th 2014, in the Netherlands on February 13th, in Germany on February 27th and in Japan in March.
- Judi Dench’s ‘huge responsibility’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Philomena: a rare portrayal of the Catholic Church’s failings (theguardian.com)
- Philomena is a heartbreaking masterpiece, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan on top form (metro.co.uk)
A 10 minutes spoiler free review of the new Coen Brothers movie, starring Oscar Isaac as a struggling 1950s folk musician, Llewyn Davis. This movie won the Grand Prix at Cannes and has been widely praised but I found it to be cinematic sadism – a good soundtrack in search of narrative drive.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS has a running time of 105 minutes.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS played Cannes 2013 where it won the Grand Prize and London 2013. It opens in France on November 6th; in Belgiu, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA on December 6th; in Portugal on December 26th; in Mexico and Spain on January 3rd; on Greece on January 9th; in Italy on January 16th; in the UK and Ireland on January 24th; and on February 6th in Argentina and Denmark.
- Trailer: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (variety.com)
- Folk music rules at ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ concert (miamiherald.com)
- Showtime To Telecast Benefit Concert Tagged to New Coen Brothers Movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (m.deadline.com)
A 10 minute spoiler-free review of the new Wikileaks movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruehl as his former colleague Daniel Berg. The movie is actually remarkably effective although clearly told from the side of Assange’s detractors.
THE FIFTH ESTATE has a running time of 128 minutes and is rated R in the USA.
THE FIFTH ESTATE played Toronto 2013 and is on release in the UK and Ireland. It opens next weekend in the USA, Canada, Estonia and Lithuania. It opens on October 25th in the Czech Republic, Italy, Brazil, Finland, Poland, Spain; on October 31st in Germany and Norway; on November 8th in Australia, Denmark and Iceland; on November 14th in Argentina and Singapore; on November 21st in Belgium and Hong Kong; on November 28th in Greece; on December 4th in France; on December 6th in Sweden and on December 19th in the Netherlands.
A 10 minute movie review of Richard Ayoade’s adaptation of the darkly comic dystopian Dostoyevsky novella. Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) stars as a repressed bullied bureaucrat who is tormented by his effortlessly cool doppelganger in this sometimes successful but often derivative adaptation.
THE DOUBLE has a running time of 93 minutes.
THE DOUBLE played Toronto and London 2013.
- Toronto Film Review: ‘The Double’ (variety.com)
- First Trailer for Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska (collider.com)
- TIFF Review: The Double (2013) – Richard Ayoade (TIFF) (fastfilmjudge.wordpress.com)