Every so often a film seems to be branded ‘the new Matrix’ because it’s intelligent concept sci-fi that makes a shitload of money. The last big one was Inception and now, following in that same vein, we have Rian Johnson’s Looper, a time travel movie [...]
Browsing all posts from September, 2012.
The word ‘cynical’ has often been applied to my bitter review of action movies and romantic comedies. I don’t like to think of myself as a cynical person, but other people seem to enjoy it. But I was determined to put my natural cynicism aside [...]
I’d like to emphasise the fact that I enjoy a genuinely funny movie as much as the next man. I’ve enjoyed a stack of Will Ferrell’s previous movies (highlights include Talladega Nights and Anchorman, obviously) and I can still get behind the first Hangover movie, [...]
Words by John Hewitt. Recommendations should always be taken with a pinch of salt. I learnt this valuable lesson the hard way this week. A friend came up to me and recommended Killing Them Softly, a crime thriller that garnered much acclaim at the Cannes [...]
Words by Jeff Galasso. The 21st century has yet to see an Oliver Stone film join his list of classics, which includes Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and JFK. The much derided Alexander, the toothless W. and the Wall Street sequel no one asked for have done the famed director’s legacy no favours. [...]
There must come a point when Hollywood finally realises that it’s exhausted every conceivable plotline for expensive movies. This feels a little like one of those moments. We’ve had so many movies about cars and boats and planes, and it’s all got a little bit [...]