Posted on February 20, 2012 by Darren
This film was seen as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012.
I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by Bel Ami, the first film from theatrical veterans Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod. It’s a classy little period drama that doesn’t necessarily redefine the genre, but instead stands as a worth addition to the canon. In a way, it seems like a more lavish BBC adaptation, which is quite a compliment when it comes to period drama. I don’t know if actor Robert Pattinson will necessarily find life after Twilight, but I imagine he will find a niché if he choses his next couple of roles as carefully as he chose this one.
Hm... This guy rings a Bel...
Filed under: Non-Review Reviews | Tagged: Bel Ami, Christina Ricci, colm meaney, Declan Donnellan, Edward Cullen, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Ormerod, Pattinson, philip glenister, Phillip Glenister, Robert Pattinson, twilight, uma thurman, United States | 18 Comments »
Posted on June 26, 2010 by Darren
I quite enjoyed Get Him to the Greek. It wasn’t quite as wonderfully put together as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but it’s a pleasant little comedy that treads familiar ground, but in a witty and confident manner. The movie isn’t exactly a laugh-a-minute, it is one of the better major releases so far this summer.
Aldous is about to have his world rocked...
Note: My brother and correspondent, Ciaran, reviewed the film earlier in the week. My thoughts aren’t too different than his – save a few details here or there (I maybe liked it a tiny bit more). It’s well worth a read.
Filed under: Non-Review Reviews | Tagged: aldous snow, colm meaney, comedy, films, forgetting sarah marshall, get him to the greek, jonah hill, music, non-review review, p. diddy, puff daddy, review, russell brand, sean combs | 4 Comments »