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Category Archives: Movie Reviews
The Coen Brothers’ dreamlike 1985 neo-noir debut may lack the dark humour and articulate dialogue that would become their trademarks, but it’s still their most measured film, and arguably their finest. Continue reading
Just how much entertainment you’ll get from Silent House really depends on how appetising you find the idea of 81 minutes of extreme close-ups of Elizabeth Olsen in a state of hysteria. In a little white vest, naturally. Continue reading
In a year when Dark Knight Rises provided a challenging, multifaceted deconstruction of a beloved icon and The Avengers brought Marvel’s finest to the screen with unparalleled authenticity, Pete Travis’s Dredd is a stripped-down, ultraviolent take on the 2000AD icon which owes as much to Die Hard and Assault on Precinct 13 as it does the irreverent source material. Continue reading
Were there such thing as a regulatory filmmaking handbook, it would clearly state that whenever man travels back in time he must either a) risk endangering his own birth or existence, or b) be responsible for his chronological reallocation in … Continue reading
Franklyn is a mess of ideas. Several entirely different films so bizarrely tangled into one another that even the keenest viewer will eventually give up trying to fit this puzzle’s pieces together and accept that the film simply cannot, will … Continue reading
If revenge is a dish best served cold, Kim Ji-woon’s latest movie depicts a retribution so agonisingly prolonged that it’s covered in a veneer of mould by the time it’s doled out. Continue reading