Out of nowhere, the Western seems to be enjoying its latest mini-resurgence. And while Seraphim Falls isnt quite as high profile as the recent 3:10 To...... more
Out of nowhere, the Western seems to be enjoying its latest mini-resurgence. And while Seraphim Falls isnt quite as high profile as the recent 3:10 To Yuma, its still a solidly made piece of cinema thats well worth spending some time with. It centres around the search for a man named Gideon, played by Pierce Brosnan, and the reasons for said search arent clear at the start of the film. But what is certain is that a small party is on his trail, led by Liam Neesons Morsman Carver, and that Carver is very determined to get his man. From this set up, Seraphim Falls slowly unfolds as an intelligent, ambiguous mish-mash of Western and thriller, and an intriguing one at that. Seraphim Falls, it should be said, isnt a ride without a few problems. The pacing isnt consistent, for instance, and the back end of the film doesnt make the most of the build up before it. But theres still plenty in its corner. Its two star actors are in excellent form, with both Brosnan and Neeson revelling in the complexity of their respective characters, while some sequences are genuinely exciting too. If Serphami Falls, though, fails to quite deliver what it hints its capable of, then it still leaves enough in place to enjoy. Refusing to dumb down its approach, its a grown-up, interesting movie, and one thats easily possible to warm to in spite of the aforementioned problems. Roll on more Westerns, say we --Jon Foster
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Following Dark Season, Russell T. Davies scripted this darkly inventive thriller series for Aunty Beeb back in 1993. Century Falls is a backwater village where the locals are most unfriendly and seemingly childless. When Tess arrives with her pregnant mother, the populace cast a suspicious eye on the new arrivals. However, they aren't the only newcomers. Twins, Ben and Carey Naismith have returned after their exile at the hands of the villagers. These two have much to show Tess, regarding the sinister happenings of Century Falls and its terrifying past... ...Century Falls
Advantages: Some of the characters Disadvantages: April, story, dialogue
...About the book Darkness Falls is the second book in the A Ravenwood Mystery series by Mia James. It was published on 29th September by Indigo (Orion Imprint) and the book is 384 pages long. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy for review.
Plot April Dunne is having a rough time. There are vampires in her school. Not Goths, or Emos in fancy dress. Dangerous, blood...
Advantages: Characters, plot, chemistry Disadvantages: Not much
...About the book
Guiding the Fall is the second book in the Golden Rule Outfitters series by Christy Hayes. The book was published on 29th April and it is 306 pages long. I received an e-book for review through NetGalley.
Jack Forrester has never needed anything or anyone, even when he suffered a massive blow to his personal and professional life. He?s recently moved to...
Advantages: Plot, Jackson, idea Disadvantages: Charlie
...About the book
Headfirst Falling is a new adult novel by Melissa Guinn. It was published by Carina Press on 23rd September and the book is 262 pages long. I received an e-book for review through NetGalley.
Charlie Day had fallen in love with Jackson Stiles a long time ago but it never seemed to work out between them. Then, Jackson and Charlie?s brother enlisted and was sent...