DeclanCochran

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (108 of 154)
Location: Devon
In My Own Words:
All I really do is work and watch films.

Interests
Films.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 12,481 - Total Helpful Votes: 108 of 154
Frank [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Michael Fassbender
Frank [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Michael Fassbender
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
(this review is a shortened version of the one I have written on my blog, larsandthereelgirl.blogspot.co.uk)

Frank (Michael Fassbender in a Frank Sidebottom head-mask) is one of those magnetic types who people tend to gravitate towards whilst himself lacking his own centre. Just look at how willingly Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) drops everything, including his job, nest egg and secure suburban life, to join Frank and his band as a keyboardist in recording an album.

In fact, despite what the title tell us, this film is really more about Jon that it is about Frank. The film begins and ends with him, and he is undoubtedly the core of this film. We first see him as he tries to… Read more
Mr. Peabody and Sherman [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ty Burrell
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed this film immensely; the kids in the cinema who this film was aimed at did not- I probably laughed twice as hard as them. When my parents took my seven year old brother to see this film, my mother enjoyed it more than him. Apparently, in that screening too, the kids weren't exactly enamoured either.

There is a very simple explanation for this; the jokes in it are simply far too "adult" for anyone under the age of twelve to really get. There is a place for jokes about the Oedipus Myth and Bill Clinton's various wrongdoings, but I'm sure that's not here. And the film doesn't exactly help itself by having a time-travel plot that rivals Back to the Future for… Read more
Three Colours Trilogy [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Juliette Binoche
Three Colours Trilogy [DVD] DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-Altering, 4 Mar 2014
There aren't many films out there that can claim to be genuinely life-changing, but these films, I would argue, have earned that right. Made around the three French ideals; liberty, equality, fraternity, they are the pinnacle of film-making, a distinguished and mature work that form a cohesive and coherent whole, or can simply be enjoyed separately.

Three Colours Blue: my personal favourite of the trio, this is a film that sucks you in from the very first frame, and has such a high command of the core aspects of film-making (the unity of space, action and music, for example) that it makes all other films seem dull by comparison for several days afterwards. It tells a simple… Read more

Wish List

The Nicolas Philibert Collection [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicolas Philibert
Boyhood [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Patricia Arquette
Boyhood [DVD] DVD ~ Patricia Arquette
Monkey Dust - Series 1 [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Morwenna Banks
Dark Days (2-Disc Edition) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Marc Singer
All The Real Girls [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Zooey Deschanel
All The Real Girls [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Zooey Deschanel