Tag Archive: reviews

Review – The Rum Diary

Getting lost in the wilderness is easy to do. Everyday people are rescued from jungles, deserts and multi-levelled parking lots. You see them getting winched up by a rescue helicopter on the news… Continue reading

Review – Carnage

Parenting must be a tough gig made difficult by the fact that everyone has an opinion on the correct way to raise a child. The politics of parenting and a wide range of… Continue reading

Review – Project X

I’m calling it…4:30pm 1 March 2012, the time a I saw the film industry and possibly humankind, hit a brand new low with ‘Project X’. A film so bad it doesn’t deserve to… Continue reading

Review – John Carter

You know that red rag tied in the middle of a rope that helps decide the winner of a game of tug-of-war? I was that red rag while watching ‘John Carter’ and the… Continue reading

Review – Shame

Sex addiction is a curious condition because you can argue that every adult suffers from the state at some point in their life. Hell, from the minute most boys hit puberty it’s hard… Continue reading

Review – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS Director Stephen Daldry set himself a very hard task when he signed on to direct ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’. Two of the hardest issues to broach on a film… Continue reading

Review – Contraband

Most properly planned cinemas have an emergency exit well placed to the bottom left or right of the room for patrons to easily vacate the premises in the event of a fire. During… Continue reading

Review – My Week with Marilyn

It’s hard not to go one day without seeing Marilyn Monroe’s image plastered on something. Teenage girls carry around handbags with Monroe pouting seductively on cheap leather, and I wonder whether they have… Continue reading

Review – The Grey

WARNING: Before reading this review or seeing ‘The Grey’ please take time to consider the following: 1. Make sure you don’t have a holiday planned that requires air travel. 2. Make sure you’re… Continue reading

Review – Martha Macy May Marlene

It’s easy to point the crazy finger at people who start a cult, but what’s even more frightening is that people are willing to follow. ‘Martha Macy May Marlene’ is a chilling look… Continue reading

Review – Safe House

Most CIA themed action films follow a pretty strict formula where the lines are blurred between who the good guys and bad guys are. Lots of bullets, car chases and a mysterious villain… Continue reading

Review – Chronicle

When a filmmaker decides to make a found footage/handy cam film it has to be clear that the genre is the best way to service the story. For a lot of up and… Continue reading

Review – The Darkest Hour

What happens when aliens attack Earth and only a group of douchebags survive?  ‘The Darkest Hour’ explores this notion, and becomes a rare piece of cinema in the process.  It’s one of the… Continue reading

Review – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The big final payoff is everything. What’s the point of covering yourself in detergent to zip down a slip-n’ slide, unless you’re going to make a big splash in the pool at the… Continue reading

Review – The Girl with the Dragon Tatttoo

David Fincher is really up against it with his adaption of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. It’s based on the popular book series by Steig Larsson and bookworms are always protective of… Continue reading