Month: December 2013

Quick Review: Lone Survivor

Writer-director Peter Berg (Battleship) hits a winner with this realistic war film based on United States Navy SEALs failed mission Operation Red Wings. Based on the book of the lone survivor, Marcus ...

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (3D) Review

Simply brilliant. Peter Jackson and his team of real-life wizards continue to work cinematic magic in The Desolation of Smaug, which picks up from the end of An Unexpected Journey and hurtles forwards...

Quick Review: American Hustle

‘Some of this actually happened’ boasts a title card at the start of American Hustle, a new crime drama from director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter). A stylish caper about an ...

August: Osage County Review

Movies like August: Osage County are a challenge. On one hand, I can appreciate the craftsmanship behind the production, which clearly displays a level of competence behind the camera. Similarly, the ...

Saving Mr. Banks Review

Saving Mr. Banks is one part a Disney self-promotion machine (and I won’t begrudge them that!) and another part a look into the behind-the-scenes tomfoolery that went into the creation of famous 1964 ...

Quick Review: The Book Thief

Narrated by Death, The Book Thief tells the moving story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl sent to live with foster parents in a German town just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Liesel can’t rea...

Quick Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (3D)

With its inventive and colourful visuals and crisp 3D effect, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is sure to delight kids but its simple story doesn’t aim to tide over the older demographic – this one...

Quick Review: Carrie

Movies based on the works of Stephen King range from south of terrible to genuine milestones of cinema history. Sadly, this derivative remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic falls into the for...

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