Tag Archives: Tom Hardy

May 16

Mad Max Fury Road – George Miller and the feminist touch. (Film Review)

Warning: This review contains spoilers. One of the strengths of the Mad Max franchise is its undisclosed historical time frame. This is never truer than in the first Mad Max film, when an opening sequence informs us of the near future setting, but remains poignantly ambiguous, as if to declare the exasperation of existing problems. A favourite […]

August 25

Locke – Steven Knight and the midnight flight. (Film Review)

  It’s not quite the museum piece Steven Knight might have been hoping for, but Locke certainly is a remarkable one-man-show of a film that is smart and classy enough to be a game changer for Knight as a director and for Tom Hardy as a remarkably skillful leading man. One of those films that […]

Lawless: Nick Cave and American violence.

I wrote an article at the start of this blog entitled: Why I love Miller and hate Hemingway, or how I pick and choose my misogynists, and I confess it’s in the spirit of what I talked about there that I have to enter this review of Lawless. I’m not 100% sure why I love […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Tomas Alfredson does the 1970’s with understated flair

I almost didn’t see this film. I have a bunch of freebies at the moment, and to collect on this one I couldn’t go local – which for me meant leaving my bohemian nest and that is not something I enjoy doing. However, a trip to Sydney harbour to see a film so many people […]