Tag Archive: movie reviews

Review – Total Recall

Recycling is great for the environment but with film it can be poison for the mind. Director Len Wiseman wheels the shopping cart full of used sci-fi ideas up to the Hollywood processing… Continue reading

Review – Holy Motors

In most art galleries around the world there is one giant canvas that someone has painted blue. Anyone can slather paint over a canvas, so why has this painting earned wall space and… Continue reading

Review – Mine Games

Mine Games screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Young people in horror/thriller movies are always lambs to the slaughter. Most of the time the experience may be a satisfying roast in the… Continue reading

Review – The Angels’ Share

‘The Angels’ Share’ screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Forgiveness is a powerful human trait. There are very few people who actually deserve it, but it can be a blessing for a… Continue reading

Review – The Campaign

The obvious is stated clearly within the opening minutes of ‘The Campaign’ – politicians are shady, corporate types run the show and the democratic system of voting is the most ludicrous popularity contest… Continue reading

Review – Cosmopolis

If any film manages to generate an emotional response from an audience it has achieved something. Whether it is joy or hatred, it’s a rare accomplishment when so many movies fall into unemotive… Continue reading

Review – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

It takes nerve to take a great story and rework it into something new. ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’ uses cues from the life of the former US President and builds an unwieldy supernatural… Continue reading

Review – Magic Mike

Strippers have feelings too – that’s the depth director Steven Soderbergh tries to give his oiled up cast in ‘Magic Mike’. The crotch fireworks from the dance sequences are huge but once they… Continue reading

Review – Dark Knight Rises

Writer/director/producer Christopher Nolan works like a card player when approaching his films. With his series of Batman movies he threw away the rule card, played his joker and now it’s time to reveal… Continue reading

Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

As each generation’s attention span shortens so does their memory and that’s the formula used to reboot your friendly neighbourhood Spider-man into your moody misdirected web-slinger in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’.

Review – Ted

After poking fun at Hollywood via the cartoon series ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’, it’s time for writer/director Seth MacFarlane to step up with his film debut ‘Ted’. MacFarlane’s brand of humour shines… Continue reading

Review – Brave

Despite Pixar’s pairing with Disney, the digital animation studio has managed to stay out of the arena of the Disney Princess. Pixar almost distanced themselves from the familiar fairytale style films of the… Continue reading

Review – Snow White and the Huntsman

Children have curious minds. Most people have reached a point when telling a kid a bedtime story where they start to ask an endless number of questions. There is not definite answer as… Continue reading

Review – Cabin in the Woods

‘Kick yourself cinema’ is something that happens when you see a simple idea executed to near perfection. The concept is so clever and effective that you’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t come… Continue reading

Review – Rock of Ages

With so many remakes and sequels getting the green-light from film studio executives it seems the idea pool in Hollywood is getting shallow. The same could be said for the music industry where… Continue reading