Film Reviews

Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

Five years after Sam Raimi’s trilogy came to a whimpering conclusion, Marc Webb is given the directorial reins on Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Chosen on the strength of his 2009 romantic-comedy (500) Days of Summer, Webb may be an unlikely selection to direct a movie about Marvel’s greatest hero, but in a era […]

Film Review: Cosmopolis

Film Review: Cosmopolis

The current trend in film to adapt any text, which has had some success and is not already a film continues; with Canadian director, David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s book, Cosmopolis. Exaggerating the books themes of: Power, Technology, Violence and Terrorism, Cosmopolis paints a bleak picture of a futuristic New York enslaved by a […]

Film Review: Prometheus

Film Review: Prometheus

When defining the genre of a movie, some in the film community class certain Science-Fiction Films as SF, instead of the more popular Sci-fi. Refusing to tarnish theses true Science-Fiction Films with the same brush as some of the mind numbing Sci-fi movies which have populated the screens over the past few years, and that’s […]

Film Review: Real Steel

Film Review: Real Steel

‘Real Steel’ is set in the future but it has a very retro feel to it, coming from a long tradition of family – orientated blockbusters intended to rake in the cash by appealing to all potential viewers.   The film has plenty of action and big robots, to appeal to boys of all ages, plus […]

Film Review: Albatross

Film Review: Albatross

The British seaside lies at the centre of an eternal paradox. For those of us toiling away in the big city, rushing off to enjoy sun, sand and seagulls seems an attractive proposition.  Yet, if you grow up by the sea, especially when you hit your teenage years, you cannot wait to run away and […]

Film Review: Tyrannosaur

Film Review: Tyrannosaur

“I killed my dog. My best friend’s dying of cancer. I’m ****ed,” says angry alcoholic Joseph (Peter Mullan) in ‘Tyrannosaur.’ His words perceptively sum up the grim mood of a film in which the opening moments see Joseph‘s poor canine chum kicked into the next world by his owner. Not the dogs fault; he is […]

Film Review: Warrior

Film Review: Warrior

I have not got a bad word to say about Tom Hardy, one of our most promising and talented young actors. He changes not just his persona but also his physical form to suit his roles. Hardy was amazing as the fruit loop convict in ‘Bronson’ and practically stole the show, acting wise at least, […]