Month: January 2012

A Few Best Men Review

A Few Best Men is a sometimes slapstick, occasionally humorous and often cringe-worthy comedy of nuptial errors from the screenwriter of Death At A Funeral (both the original classic and its redundant...

J. Edgar Review

If Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic is anything to go by then J. Edgar Hoover was not only the face of law enforcement in America for the better part of half a century, but he was also uncomfortably awk...

Underworld: Awakening Review

It was only five minutes into Underworld: Awakening and already about ten people had walked out.  Don’t worry, it wasn’t because the movie sucked.  Rather, it seems that there was an unfortunate error...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

Permeated by an atmosphere of acrid second-hand cigarette smoke and brooding graininess, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is an espionage thriller that fails to thrill until its second half.  Alternatingly b...

Arrietty Review

Arrietty won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animation in 2011.  Just consider that for a moment.  Japan is effectively the anime nation – and this movie was crowned top dog.  It’s easy to see why ho...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Review

David Fincher’s adaptation of the first novel in Stieg Larsson’s popular ‘Millennium’ trilogy is basically the same as the original film released only a few years earlier.  Of course, this is to be ex...

Hugo Review

Martin Scorsese’s first foray into the realm of family drama is a peculiar piece about an orphan boy called Hugo who scrounges a living within the labyrinthine walls of a 1930s parisienne train statio...

Tower Heist Review

Tower Heist tries to be a jack of all trades by being a comedy and heist movie rolled into one, but it turns out that it’s actually a master of none.  It’s a slow, laborious and decidedly unfunny affa...

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