“Contagion” is one of the better productions you’ll see, this whole year. There are so many things that are done so well that I can understand the accolades and acclaim the movie is attracting. Seriously, I wouldn’t know where to start. Should I talk about [...]
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The original Johnny English (2003) was silly, brainless and very occasionally funny; its sequel is not so much a rebirth as a regurgitation. This time round, the hapless spy (Rowan Atkinson) is summoned home from a Tibetan training camp by MI7 (now branded by Toshiba and [...]
I’m a sucker for Woody Allen. I’m told that Scoop is a really bad film and that Whatever Works is total trash, but there’ll always be a part of me smiling when I watch them. With Midnight in Paris I no longer have to suffer [...]
If one ignores the punctuation of the title (which is, seemingly, deliberately unfriendly to reviewers) then what one gets with Crazy, Stupid, Love is a pretty basic ensemble rom-com. There’s no new ground being broken here and yet… there’s a hint of a genre being [...]
If I were going to make a cool movie I would add the following ingredients: trendy and controversial director (preferably Scandinavian), at least one of the cast of Mad Man, music that wouldn’t be out of place in an 80’s nightclub and, of course, Ryan [...]
On about three separate occasions during the production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (no freakin’ commas already!) we, the world, sat up and went ‘hmm, that’ll probably be good.’ The first was the appointment of Swedish director (and, dare I say it, ‘auteur’) Thomas Alfredson, [...]