127 Hours: review

I’ve got this theory that actors love sole roles — films where the cast list pretty much has just their name on it.  It’s the chance they have to really impress with minimal risk. If they do screw up then people will inevitably blame the director or the script or some other entity and even if the actor gets some flak, it’ll blow over and they’ll soon be onto a new project while the director has ‘turkey’ scrawled all over his IMDB rating for ever and ever.  I’m pretty sure Duncan Jones and Sam Rockwell had this in mind when they teamed up for Moon but  whether Danny Boyle and James Franco had the “who get’s the blame?” chat for 127 Hours is a moot point. The film is excellent. Read more