Monday, 19 January 2015

DVD Roundup: not Taken edition

I wonder if Liam Neeson minds being type-cast as a moody over-protection Irish-sounding American? I suppose it pays the bills... A Walk Among the Tombstones is a fairly mediocre film, missing out on some interesting character development for unknown reasons, and Neeson is left to just carry on an do what he does best. Watch if you like Neeson, and also if you have a massive crush on Dan Stevens, as he pops up in this film, but he's vastly underused. Listen to our original podcast review in the player below.

Richard Linklater's Boyhood is out today. With one of the most ingenius concepts to come to the filmmaking process in a long while, Boyhood was shot over 12 years, literally showing the natural aging of actor Ellar Coltrane, as well as Linklater's own daughter Lorelei. This film is an award biggie, with Linklater getting the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for best director, up for five Golden Globes and six Academy Awards, nominated for best film and best director at both ceremonies. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see this in the cinema, but I went out and brought it today, so look forward to a review of it soon.

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