Film Reviews

Film Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

Film Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

When Blue Valentine came out in 2010, it was a very impressive piece of work and established an ‘almost’ classic contemporary version of Americana indie film-making and made whatever Derek Cianfrance did next a real centrepiece of attention. In his latest slice of pastel America, The Place Beyond the Pines, he is shifting and even […]

Film Review: Welcome to the Punch

Film Review: Welcome to the Punch

From Writer/Director Eran Creevy, better known for his 2008 crime drama Shifty, comes a slick looking British thriller in the form of Welcome to the Punch. When ex-con Jacob Sternwood (Strong) returns to London from his hideout in the Icelandic wilderness, due to his son being involved in a heist that goes wrong, policeman Max […]

Film Review: Tower Block

Film Review: Tower Block

You’re not safe in your own home in the punchy horror-thriller Tower Block, co- directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson. The residents on the top floor of the soon to be demolished Tower Block 31 are the last to be rehoused. This predicament makes them the sole witnesses to a violent murder, but instead […]

Film Review: Ted

Film Review: Ted

Animation Auteur Seth MacFarlane famed for his television creations such as Family Guy and American Dad, dips his toe into the directorial pool with the outrageously funny Ted.  Those who have seen the trailer probably have a rough idea of the storyline but keep in mind that this film very light-hearted and focuses more on […]

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: 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: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Film Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  When you think of the 1970s which images pop into your head?  Glittery disco balls or flared trousers and tank tops, perhaps? There is a flipside to such rose-tinted recollections as the Seventies were also a time of drab brown interiors, too-tight suits and poorly chosen hair-cuts. All these latter items pop up in […]

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