Amelia McPherson Amelia McPherson

Amelia has written 12 articles for Nouse

The Life of David Gale (2002)

It’s pretty much a no brainer that any film script strong enough to ensnare Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney will turn out to be good (and, for the record, if you loved Spacey before, you’ll be floored by this performance)

The End of an Era?

Rumour has it that there are stirs from Martin Scorsese’s office, but what’s happened to the iconic “Mob Movie”?

Pour Elle

Never has a film been more aptly named. From the opening of Pour Elle (Anything for Her), Julien’s every action is governed by his increasing determination to help his wrongly accused wife escape from the justice system which has so dramatically failed them

The Manali-Leh Highway

Take the nail-biting journey along the world’s second highest road and explore the remote and unique region of Ladakh in Northern India

Cannes 2009: will the Brits bring home the bacon?

Cannes 2009: with a surprisingly large British offering, can we bring home the bacon?


The film is shot in a monotonousfashion, with no stamp of originality: it feels like Doubt should have remained as a stage play

The Parallax View (1974)

The Parallax View is the second in Pakula’s ‘paranoia trilogy’ of political thrillers

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Very, very occasionally, a few times in a lifetime perhaps, we might come across a story of such magical conception

When East Meets West

When East Meets West: As India and the west join forces, what can we expect from a future of collaboration?

The Wrestler

Bold claims that Mickey Rourke has produced “the greatest cinematic comeback ever” may have been shrugged off with amused scepticism. Yet if at first the decision to cast Rourke, fallen heart-throb and puffy-faced has-been, seems bizarre, it ultimately proves to be a catalyst for the film’s brilliance

Same Old, Same Old.

Same old, same old: British film is stuck in a timewarp ruled by social cliché

The King (2005)

This American Indie is refreshingly different: this is modern Gothic Horror at its finest and most subtle