Super 8 has received a lot of press calling it a return to the old style of adventure movie making. Perhaps that’s true but there’s still something very self conscious about the way it’s made, as though the nostalgic catalyst for the film is a [...]
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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 [...]
I have, at times in the past, struggled to understand why some women had such a strong aversion to The Hangover. They thought it was crass, sexist and unfunny which, in my opinion, makes the championing of Bridesmaids all the more ironic. Bridesmaids is The [...]
I’ve harbored a secret preference for the X Men series over all comic book movies. It’s true that I’ve never so much as lifted a page from one of the ‘actual comics’ but the movies always appealed to me in the sense of variety, contrast [...]
I’ve decided not to bitch and moan, like other reviewers, about the fundamental laziness of this sequel. Sure, it would’ve been nice if they’d made an attempt to justify the ingenious conceit of the first with an equally clever set up to the sequel; but [...]
I had heard mutterings about Win Win coming out of Sundance and the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘wonderful’ seemed to be getting a lot of work. So it was with trepidation that I went to the cinema, given the lukewarm reception that our media publications had [...]