Tag Archive: film reviews

Review – Zero Dark Thirty

In order to fight evil one must become submerged in a wicked darkness. ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ chronicles the decade long manhunt to find Osama Bin Landen and is a dramtisation of a silent… Continue reading

Review – Sleepwalk with Me

The great love of one man’s life is wavering between his career and his partner in ‘Sleepwalk with Me’, a film that expertly paddles through the complicated subconscious and repressed feelings of a… Continue reading

Review – Queen of Versailles

The life of a billionaire family is a microcosm for a society constantly living on credit and the banking system that enables it in ‘The Queen of Versailles’.

Review – Hitchcock

Most of the ‘Rocky’ films run on a simple formula. Rocky cannot win a boxing match unless he knows that Adrian loves him. ‘Hitchcock’ applies the same formula to a small portion of… Continue reading

Review – Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino is a self-confessed film lover who happily boasts that he never went to film school, he went to film. Since being smuggled behind the walls of the studio system as a… Continue reading

Review – Compliance

‘Compliance’ wades through the foggy grey area of human behaviour in an intriguing power play between authority and those who yield to command.

Review – Jack Reacher

The myth built around the character of Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is chalked up to a military career littered with awards, an uncanny knack for going off grid and a gift with the… Continue reading

Review – Life of Pi

All great art has the power to make us question what higher authority or force of nature empowered someone to create a masterpiece. ‘Life of Pi’ is director Ang Lee’s artistic expression of… Continue reading

Review – Cloud Atlas

In the fickle world of filmmaking with so many reboots, remakes and films based on theme park rides, it’s amazing that something as pure as ‘Cloud Atlas’ can make it off the lot… Continue reading

Review – Les Misérables

Filmmaker Tom Hooper manages to break a record for climbing to the apex of movie musicals with ‘Les Misérables’. Unfortunately, he does it within the first hour of proceedings and the slide back… Continue reading

Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

In the opening moments of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, for this reviewer, an entire life with J. R. R. Tolkien’s book flashed before my eyes. It’s an overwhelming moment knowing that the… Continue reading

Review – Paranorman

If you were lucky to have an irresponsible uncle or older sibling who allowed you to watch a horror film at a young age you’ll probably remember the nightmares that followed and the… Continue reading

Review – Laurence Anyways

‘Laurence Anyways’ is a grand story that breaks down the love between two people to its purest form as a matter of the heart beyond the physical that’s delicately handled by writer and… Continue reading

Review – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The trials of the teenage years manage to cross the boundaries of time and it’s a shared experience across each generation as we put the first stamps on who we are. That first… Continue reading

Review – Breaking Dawn Part Two

Frank Sinatra sung ‘My Way’ with gusto as he faced retirement and the final film in the ‘Twilight Saga’ is kind of like that final proud lyrical statement from ole blue eyes. ‘Breaking… Continue reading