Film Reviews

Film Review: Conviction

Film Review: Conviction

How is this for an unlikely story? A working class Massachusetts woman, married with two kids, sees her brother sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder she is sure he did not commit. Despite having once dropped out of college, our heroine virtually abandons her domestic set-up, goes back to school and gains a law […]

Film Review: Outcast

Film Review: Outcast

‘Outcast’ is an attempt to blend the supernatural themes of myth, magic and monsters within a contemporary urban setting.  It’s a tricky business to mix the extraordinary with the everyday and make it seem convincing. ‘Outcast’ just about pulls it off providing that you do not think about it for too long. Otherwise, you might […]

Film Review: Monsters

Film Review: Monsters

If you imagine ‘Monsters’ to be another ‘Aliens’ style rollercoaster ride of a movie then prepare for disappointment. This film is more low-key, restrained and interesting than that. Approach ‘Monsters’ without preconceptions and you will discover a startlingly original take on the well-worn theme of humanity versus invaders from outer space.  Some have compared it […]

Film Review: Mr Nice

Film Review: Mr Nice

Mr Nice is an entertaining, and, at times, highly amusing biopic charting the rise, fall and subsequent rise of infamous drug smuggler Howard Marks. Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (who met the central character at a music gig 15 years ago) gives perhaps his finest performance to date as Marks in director Bernard Rose’s (Candyman, Anna […]