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The Woman in Black

Remember those Four Lions posters which quoted the word “funny” from its reviews over and over? The Woman in Black could pull a similar trick with the word “scary”. This is a scary film, and when it comes to horror does anything else really matter? Does it matter that Daniel Radcliffe’s performance verges on the … Continue reading

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a film for teenagers based on a book for teenagers so maybe it’s a little unfair to be picking on it for not being a particularly well though out dystopia. But for a lot of reviewers that seemed to be the only criticism they could make against an otherwise thrilling and … Continue reading

Return of the Viewfinder

2012 is going to be a great year for the movies. New ones from Werner Herzog and Steve Mcqueen, new ones from Jason Reitman, Whit Stillman and Alexander Payne. Honorary mention perhaps for Christmas 2011’s new one from David Fincher? These have all been and gone and yet there’s still … NEW Christopher Nolan! NEW … Continue reading

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