SUBMARINE Blu-ray Review

     November 28, 2011

For his directorial debut, Richard Ayoade chose to adapt the coming-of-age novel, Submarine by Joe Dunthorne. With his deft application of French New Wave techniques, a spot-on performance by Craig Roberts and original music by Alex Turner, the front man …

SUBMARINE Review

     June 3, 2011

[This review is a reprint of my review that ran during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival] Richard Ayoade’s Submarine is like an indie version of last year’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  Both movies are coming-of-age stories that center on …

New Poster and “Anti-Bullying” Website for SUBMARINE

     May 11, 2011

The Weinstein Company has released a new poster for Richard Ayoade’s delightful coming-of-age film Submarine.  The story centers on young Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) as he deals with trying to get a girlfriend and coping with his parents’ loveless marriage.  …

U.S. Trailer for SUBMARINE

     April 21, 2011

The domestic trailer for Richard Ayoade’s Submarine has gone online.  It’s not a bad trailer, but it could do a better job of playing up the film’s humor and warmth.  But instead of conveying the movie’s charm, the trailer makes …

UK Trailer for SUBMARINE

     February 7, 2011

The first trailer for Submarine has gone online.  I caught the film at Sundance and thought it was delightful debut for writer-director Richard Ayoade.  While the trailer presents the film as slightly twee and reminiscent of Wes Anderson, it still …