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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

Define ‘Pretentious’

The trailer for I Am Love is just as sumptuous, well scored, and beautifully directed as the movie itself. What it isn’t however is self-regarding, hugely melodramatic and an absolute failure at making you care about most of the characters. Save yourself 118 minutes:

First Things First

After a long couple of weeks without the internet my new flat has finally been connected to the world wide web. I only hope I’m not too late to warn you. Dear John is a God-awful film. It isn’t only the fact that the characters are boring clichés and Amanda Seyfried’s Savannah is so wholesome … Continue reading

No One Knows About Pie-sian Charts.

Presumably reading reviews of good movies is as tedious as writing them so here is No One Knows About Persian Cats in pie chart form: And here it is in numerical form: And finally a picture: Get ticket. Go and see it.

Repo Men – A Comparative Review

Surrogates It’s the future! Humans can live their lives via robotic “surrogates” freeing them from the danger of death and crippling arthritis. It’s all fine until … someone is murdered via their surrogate (which isn’t meant to be possible). John McClane wants to know how (and why). What Happens: Rather than developing the central concept … Continue reading

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