Film Review: Skyline

At a certain point in Skyline, how soon depends on your patience, you will wish the protagonists would just succumb to their fate so this awful film will end. The special effects are decent, but sadly little else is. Elaine and Jarrod are awoken by strange bright lights shining into the Los Angeles penthouse apartment. People are drawn to these […]

Read more

Film Review: Unstoppable

Inspired by actual events, Tony Scott’s Unstoppable is a white-knuckle ride almost from the offset. There are, of course, the inevitable Hollywood clichés, but for the most part the movie is thrilling entertainment. After an engineer’s error, an unmanned freight train speeds toward densely populated areas in Pennsylvania. As the rail company scramble to prevent widespread damage, a veteran engineer […]

Read more

Film Review: My Afternoons with Marguerite

My Afternoons with Marguerite wisely avoids straying too far into schmaltz territory; a direction it could have easily taken, given the premise. The result is a sweet-natured film that never become too saccharine. Germain Chazes is a middle-aged man with poor literacy. He begins chatting one day to Margueritte, a well-read elderly lady. Her love of reading ignites a spark in Germain, and the pair […]

Read more

Film Review: We Are What We Are

Part drama, part horror, Jorge Michel Grau’s film is macabre, but lacks a feeling of terror. We Are What We Are is more effective in its attempts at gritty realism than it is when trying to generate apprehension. When their father passes away, it is up to Alfredo and his two siblings to look after the family and continue its […]

Read more

Film Review: Jackass 3D

Jackass 3D offers much the same as before, but this time in three dimensions. The film is as crude as its predecessors, but also as amusing. Johnny Knoxville and his band of cohorts return for another feature filled with stunts ranging from the dangerous to the disgusting. In between, the gang also prank each other… The film follows exactly the […]

Read more

Film Review: Worm

A twenty-minute film written and directed by Richard Powell, Worm charts the mental decline of a school teacher who appears completely normal to others. The film has decent production values, and is an interesting watch. Geoffrey Dodd is a high school teacher who appears normal and friendly to both his students and colleagues. It is clear, however, that what goes on […]

Read more

Film Review: Burke and Hare

John Landis’ first feature film for over ten years, Burke and Hare is perfect for those who want a touch of the macabre this Halloween without the frights. It is an interesting tale, but as a black comedy it is not as funny as it should be. Burke and Hare are two Irishmen struggling to make a living in nineteenth-century […]

Read more

Film Review: Due Date

Due Date has been heavily advertised as ‘from the director of The Hangover’, hoping to capitalise on the success of Todd Phillips 2009 film. Sadly, Due Date does not rise to the same plane as Phillips’ earlier film, although it desperately tries to. After he is put on a no-fly list, Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with […]

Read more
1 99 100 101 102 103 112