‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ is one of the most despicable displays in the collision between consumerism and filmmaking. Yes, the film is based on the toy company Hasbro’s stable of action figures so it… Continue reading
The deadbeat dad storyline is a familiar one in cinema but it has never been done with a combination of killer whales, Katy Perry music and mixed martial arts (MMA) before. If it… Continue reading
A bad omen at the start of any film is when main plot details are dropped by a news report and in the opening seconds of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ there’s… Continue reading
The world of Las Vegas magicians is ripe for parody but ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ feels like a joke that has been waiting to be told since the 1980s and they’ve mangled the… Continue reading
‘I Give it a Year’ is so obsessed with how clever it thinks it is that it completely sinks the romantic comedy pirate ship it sets forth to be. Nat (Rose Byrne) and… Continue reading
In the ‘Wizard of Oz’, the Land of Oz was the perfect embodiment of the optimism and fear transferred over from Dorothy’s (Judy Garland) life in Kansas. Her protectors on the farm became… Continue reading
A cricket tournament in India provides the path to enlightenment for a group of thirty-something men stuck in an adolescent mindset in the charismatic new Australian film ‘Save Your Legs’.
The murder mystery has been given a stylish medical makeover by director Steven Soderbergh in ‘Side Effects’. It’s Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’ with a prescription in hand.
Making the commitment to spend the rest of your life with someone, through sickness or health in marriage, is one of the oldest traditions in the union between two people. The tale of… Continue reading
There is a moment in ‘The Last Stand’ where the film’s villain is about to initiate part of his evil scheme and someone asks “what’s that?” He replies with flamboyant delivery “EXCITEMENT!” If… Continue reading
Double, double YOLO and LOL; fire burn, and teenage sexual desires bubble. Welcome to the world of ‘Beautiful Creatures’, a film that’s fighting so hard against its mystical lore that the word “witch”… Continue reading
A pilot who is an alcoholic, a cancer patient and a drug addict recovering from a heroin overdose meet in a stairwell. It sounds like the beginning of a lurid joke but this… Continue reading
Writer and director David O. Russell indulges his broken characters in a world of crazy as a way of coping with a harsh reality in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Russell goes beyond the woes… Continue reading
In ‘Lincoln’ filmmaker Steven Spielberg takes a peephole approach to the life of one of the greatest American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis).
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