Monthly Archives: May 2014

What I Watched Last Week – 26/05/14 – Nine film reviews in one!

‘Nine films? That’s seems a lot of time to be spending considering you’re in the middle of exams and all…’ I know, right? And those wasted hours don’t even take into account the three cinema trips, nor the Stephen King book I read, Doctor Sleep, which is the sequel to The Shining and a hell […]

Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past – 4.5/5

Director: Bryan Singer Certificate: 12A Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page Running Time: 131 min Plot: In a future X-universe that looks like the Tron Grid (except it’s purple), the Sentinels – instantly adaptable 20 ft tall robots impervious to […]

Fuse Film Fest 2014 Official Report (Official!)

‘You know what they say: The greatest films have the smallest audiences.’ How true those words, spoken by keen-eyed Fuse Festival director Bogdan Niculescu, proved on Sunday May 18th. It’s not unfair to say that, while still an improvement on Fuse 13, Fuse Festival 2014 did not have the largest of turnouts (we blame the […]

What I Watched Last Week – 19/05/2014 – Only three reviews this time

University deadlines/exams, coupled with the arrival of a package containing a horror-fiction novel called The Shining, have meant a distinct lack of film watching and reviewing this past week. There was also the Fuse Film Festival for which I was ‘festival editor’; there were some surprisingly high quality films and there’ll be a full report […]

What I Watched Last Week – 12/05/2014 – Seven film reviews in one!

So it’s the beginning of a new week (hooray for living) and exams/deadlines are fast shitshitshit approaching. Please take a few minutes to peruse this list of films I saw last week, which includes an historic 0/5 rating, Movie Quibble’s first ever. Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, will not appear on this list because it has […]

Review: Frank – 4/5

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson Running time: 95 min Cert: 15 Plot: Hopeless songwriter Jon (Gleeson) quits his office job to become the newest member of an eccentric band led by the big headed Frank (Fassbender, wearing a massive fake head that puts Magneto’s helmet to shame) as they try to record their […]

What I Watched Last Week – 06/05/14 – Twelve film reviews in one!

This post represents the end of an era, if a short-lived one: ‘What I Watched Last Night’ is no more. Archivists can still trawl through the annals of Movie Quibble’s WIWLN section, but from this day forth it’s ‘What I Watched Last Week’ all the way. The main reason for this is that, when you […]

Review: The Wind Rises – 3/5

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Cast: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Morio Kazama Certificate: PG Running time: 126 mins Plot: Unable to pilot fighter planes due to an eye defect, a young Japanese boy named Jiro follows in the hallowed footsteps of a famous Italian plane designer and becomes an aeronautical engineer. An ill-fated romance and WWII complicate […]