The Orphanage

The Orphanage (el Orfanato) Film Review

2008 Dir: Juan Antonio Bayona Script: Sergio G. Sánchez Cast: Belén Rueda, Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Cayo, Mabel Rivera, Roger Príncep, Montserrat Carulla, Edgar Vivar With The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro revitalised a horror subgenre long subsided to slasher pics and gore-porn attractions. Though he retreats to a producer position here, The […]

World War Hulk

World War Hulk TPB Review

Marvel, 2008 Writer: Greg Pak Pencils: John Romita Jr., Al Rio, Lee Weeks, Sean Phillips, Leonard Kirk, Rafa Sandoval Inks: Klaus Janson, Scott Hanna, Lee Weeks, Tom Palmer, Leonard Kirk, Gary Erskine Colours: Christina Strain, William Murai, Moose Baumann, Guru eFX After the sword & sandal fantasy departure Planet Hulk, World War Hulk feels long […]

Happy-Go-Lucky - Sally Hawkins

Happy-Go-Lucky Film Review

2008 Dir: Mike Leigh Script: Mike Leigh Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Samuel Roukin, Andrea Riseborough In one of Happy-Go-Lucky’s initial scenes the perpetually perky Polly enters a bookstore and begins a one-way conversation with an arrogant clerk. When her exchange reaps no rewards she cheerfully departs, her sunny disposition […]

In Bruges

In Bruges Movie Review

Director: Martin McDonagh Script: Martin McDonagh Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy When Ratatouille was released last year, the posters bore the faux phonetic transcription (rat-a-too-ee) below the title, both acting as a pun and educating under-tens Americans how to pronounce such a dauntingly foreign – and from the perspective of cautious […]