The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, dir. Wes Anderson)

An aged hotelier recounts his life story. If Keaton and Kubrick ever teamed up to make a deadpan farce prequel to The Shining, then this’d be it. Beautiful to look it, gorgeously designed and presented, with a cast in depth happy to help out. Lots of fun, basically, with Ralph Fiennes on fine form.

Here’s the trailer.

Fight Club (1999, Dir. David Fincher)

A stunning adaptation of the Palahniuk novel and a David Fincher film masterclass. Witty, funny, powerful and visually fantastic – Norton, Pitt and Carter are enjoying every scene and chewing up the dialogue. Truly brilliant- you’ll never look at luxury soap the same way! A must see!


Red Dragon (2002, dir. Brett Ratner)

An FBI agent comes out of early retirement to catch a serial killer. Competent adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel (already filmed asĀ Manhunter), here styled as a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Over-familiar material means diminishing returns though, despite good work from cast and crew.