Month: February 2012

The Plot Hole Problem – Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a big fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. One of the reasons why I love the series is because screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio have don...

Contraband Review

January and February are typically pretty uneventfully cinema-going months, aside from all the late Oscar contenders that Australia is inundated with.  The fact is that most new movies this time of ye...

Chronicle Review (Tag Team)

Sam: The directorial debut of Josh Trank, Chronicle is a found footage film in the style of Cloverfield that follows the lives of three adolescents who happen upon a mysterious object that grants them...

The Grey Review

Wolves are killing machines, the cold is deadly and God is an asshole are the lessons to be learned from survival thriller The Grey.  Reuniting Liam ‘I make any movie I’m in awesome’ Neeson with direc...

This Means War Review

This Means War would have been better if it actually capitalised on its ‘It’s Spy Against Spy’ tagline.  Instead what we’re left with is a rollercoaster action comedy monster with more downs than ups,...

Safe House Review

Safe House is a perfectly ordinary action thriller with little imagination but good actors to cover its tracks. The story is nothing you haven’t seen before, and feels like a mishmash of all that hype...

Interview: Author Fiona McIntosh On Movies And Film

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing author Fiona McIntosh and asking her 10 questions as to her views on movies and film. For the uninitiated, Fiona is a renowned author, raised in the UK bef...

The Artist Review

If you’re going to see The Artist there are three things you should be aware of.  First and foremost, The Artist is a silent film.  This means there’s no dialogue and no sound effects – the only thing...

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