One of the most controversial classifications that the BBFC have given over the past few years was the 12A rating handed to The Women in Black. Despite cuts to make it suitable for a 12A release the BBFC still received over 100 compliments by people with nothing better to do other than moan about the film's lowly rating in relation to its subject matter. The BBFC, one of the strictest film classification bodies in the Western World, have often been far too liberal for the rightwing press (Daily Mail for instance) and it's still clear that even today they put far too much emphasis on a vocal minority easily swung by journalist hacks writing hyperbolic headlines.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
In a technological evolving society Captain Robinson's (Jude Law) position as a captain of an undersea salvage operation is now redundant, he himself is made redundant and offered £8000 for his services to the company. Angered by this, Robinson decides to get one over his company and find the rumoured Nazi gold at the bottom of the Black Sea. He recruits a team of fellow, disgruntled unemployed workers and some Russians (half and half) and sets out to seek the gold. With the help of the Russians on the quest they hire a sub from Sevastopol which can only be described as a piece of "clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk". They seek out the gold, but it slowly dawns on the captain that the crew would look to increase the size of their share in anyway possible.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
It's been a while since Bill Murray had a major leading role (many of his last roles were effective supporting roles) and it's no surprise that he is on fine form as grumpy curmudgeon, Vincent, who builds a good relationship with the kid next door. At first it seemed this kid would be a nuisance but their relationship becomes a rather moving one as Vincent and Oliver build a strong relationship despite Vincent's gambling and drinking problems. It, however turns out there is more to Vincent than it originally appears and despite the ending being a massively sentimental one it is one that is undoubtedly heartbreaking. Theodore Melfi's feature length debut is a highly agreeable one.
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
When multimillionaire James King (Will Ferrell) is convicted for fraudulent payments and embezzlement he is sent to the most dangerous prison in the US, San Quentin. Under the assumption that a third of black people have been to prison, James enlists the help of Darnell (Kevin Hart) to toughen him up before his 10 year prison sentence so he doesn't become somebody's bitch.