Home » Reviews (page 5)

Reviews

Headhunters | Review

Headhunters Movie Review

I don’t know about you, but it feels like an age since I saw a decent crime thriller in the cinema. Even when I think back over the ones I have seen in the past, I think of serious, high-minded, complex affairs that certainly make you think, but lack for ... Read More »

The Hunger Games | Review

The Hunger Games Movie Review

The Hunger Games is the much-anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ brutal, dystopian trilogy that could have been a daring social commentary, infused with razor-sharp irony slicing through the mockery of what we today dub as ‘entertainment’. It could have been. It isn’t. Our ever-widening divide between the rich and poor, and a financial ... Read More »

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close | Review

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Review

I looked forward to writing my review of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close having left the cinema fully entertained, and dare I say, even a little moved by the film. However, I first decided to praise it on Twitter, and announced to my followers that Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was a ... Read More »

The Woman In Black | Review

The Woman in Black Movie Review

I remember seeing the stage production of The Woman in Black in my hometown of Windsor, many years ago. It opened my eyes to the realisation that theatre could be just as terrifying films, if not more so with the addition creative theatrical devices. Hidden speakers and unpredictable blackouts made sure the ... Read More »

The Descendants | Review

The Descendants Movie Review

David Fincher labelled his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as “The feel-bad movie of the year”, but that title is now up for grabs after facing stiff competition from Alexander Payne’s The Descendants. Far from the sparkling humour and absurdity that glistened between the pessimism of Payne’s previous venture Sideways, The Descendants is inherently gloomy. Matt ... Read More »