REVIEW OF CONTAGION
DANNY: Is it The Towering inferno gets bird flu? It kind of is that to an extent which is no bad thing.
CLAUDIA: You just think its going to gear up…and it never gets there.
DANNY: The flu virus that takes place in this film... illness in the film is quick and unpredictable and that comes across in the film. The film is quick and unpredictable
CLAUDIA: The film is very boring. I had a little nap.I think I'm by myself in this but I found it quite dull. Rent Outbreak.
REVIEW OF THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - CLAUDIA'S FILM OF THE WEEK
CLAUDIA: It’s a thrilling ride, extraordinary set pieces. I thought it was properly exciting. I left clapping
DANNY: The set pieces are spectacular, they are brilliant, but there are nothing but them. It’s a film that you don’t feel elated or overjoyed or thrilled when you come out. I just felt exhausted. I felt like I needed to lie in a dark room with a cold flannel on my face.
REVIEW OF THE HELP
DANNY: With the exception of Viola Davis' performance I think what you have here is at best syrupy and unconvincing and at worst, its just jaw droppingly tasteless.
There's something grotesque about this film.The only person who rises above it is Viola Davis.
CLAUDIA: I sobbed. I found it incredibly moving. I got caught up with it. What I didn't like about it is that it has four different endings.
REVIEW OF WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN - DANNY'S FILM OF THE WEEK
CLAUDIA: I thought this was a book that couldn’t be turned into a film. Lynne Ramsay totally proved me wrong.
It’s about the scariest thing/film you will ever see about parenting and postnatal depression. Its haunting...I can't get it out of my head.
DANNY: It’s a very unusual but very excellent horror movie. I would file this happily alongside 'Rosemary's Baby' or 'Carrie.' As a piece of filmmaking, it's absolutely extraordinary, its off the charts. It looks incredible and it sounds incredible as well and what you've got in the middle of it is this amazing performance from Tilda Swinton.
LIKE THAT? TRY THIS....CLAUDIA'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TINTIN LOVERS.
The Bourne Trilogy
In this action packed trilogy that reinvigorated the spy thriller, trained assassin Jason Bourne battles through a series of relentless missions. Matt Damon, action hero.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
In an exhilarating race against the Nazis, archeologist Indiana Jones sets off on a far from restful trip to retrieve a powerful ark containing the remnants of the 10 commandments.
Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Speilberg)
When sixteen-year-old Frank runs away from home, he turns his hand to a number of lucrative frauds only to find himself doggedly pursued by the FBI. A smart, stylish caper film.
LIKE THAT? TRY THIS.....DANNY'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN FANS.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968, Roman Polanski)
Another movie mother grows increasingly paranoid about the fate of her unborn child – A must see 60s horror.
The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton)
The Innocents sees an eager young governess grapple with disturbing behaviours of the children in her charge. Unforgettably chilling.
Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay)
Set in the impoverished Glasgow of the 1970s, a young boy comes to terms with the brutal environment he grows up in. Another powerful film from director Lynne Ramsay.
- Series Producer
- Jayne Stanger
- Claudia Winkleman
- Danny Leigh
- Executive Producer
- Basil Comely