A squeamishly self-aware bloodbath in which Lola, superbly portrayed by Robin McLeavy with hellish zeal, reveals her ambition to be the next Hannibal Lecter.
Posted Oct 24, 2010
There's a lot to like, yet The Social Network lacks a strong emotional core that is integral to making a good drama truly great.
Posted Oct 23, 2010
Although it's full of wasted potential, Red is a prime example of a mediocre film elevated by raw star power.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Paul W.S. Anderson has discovered his favourite new gimmick - slow motion. Had Afterlife played at full speed, it probably would have lasted all of 15 minutes. Wouldn't that have been nice.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Whoever says you need to think outside the box should think again, because Buried is nothing short of a minimalist masterpiece.
Posted Oct 10, 2010
Let Me In mimics the mood and mastery of Alfredson’s original almost to the point where it's a shot for shot remake. Yes, it’s good. But only because the original was good to begin with.
Posted Oct 7, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks belongs to that mangy breed of American comedy that confuses situations that are genuinely funny for situations that are agonisingly awkward.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
Without question, these are the nicest looking hooters you'll ever see in a movie. Well, a movie with a PG rating.
Posted Sep 27, 2010
Here is a film that doesn't just scrape the bottom of the barrel, it demands that you lick it.
Posted Sep 23, 2010
Shyamalan tells the story like a syndicated news journalist, reporting events with detached direction and lifeless, plot-driven screenwriting.
Posted Sep 21, 2010
Will Ferrell is like the North Atlantic Ocean of comedy, the link between black British absurdist humour and boisterous American slapstick.
Posted Sep 12, 2010
If Blakeson wasn't so desperate to shock his audience, the suspense he establishes early on might not have been so quick to join Miss. Creed in disappearing.
Posted Sep 5, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is essentially what would happen if The Mummy took a wrong turn at Hogwarts and ended up at a Dungeons and Dragons convention.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Not since 2008's Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire has pleasure and pain come together so beautifully.
Posted Aug 30, 2010
As far as cheesy, sexist and violent B-movies go, Piranha 3D is a blast.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
Salt doesn't mess around trying to be funny or romantic, instead focusing solely on the one thing that counts: pulse-pounding action.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
As is the case with most films dedicated to appeasing short attention spans, Tomorrow struggles to register on an emotional level.
Posted Aug 15, 2010
Favouring style over substance is generally a deal-breaker in movies like this, but then again, it's not often you see style this substantial.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
Director Jon Chu is, to lesser acclaim, a modern day Busby Berkeley; he's a choreographer, not a storyteller.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
Natali [takes] his film down some dark and disturbing paths, and even if you're not overly keen about the destination, you have to commend him for daring to go there.
Posted Aug 2, 2010
This lazily plotted and performed political snoozer has to be one of the most disappointing films I've seen all year.
Posted Aug 2, 2010
McKay is magnificent [as Welles]. Not for a moment did I doubt that this was the man who went on to make Citizen Kane.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
Heigl and Kutcher's romance has about as much crackle as a bowl of soggy Rice Bubbles.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
And [Nolan] said, "let there be originality", and there was originality. He called it Inception and audiences and critics alike saw that it was good.
Posted Jul 21, 2010
Feminists, look away now.
Posted Jul 15, 2010
Wax on, nod off.
Posted Jul 12, 2010
Living up to its name, The Waiting City rewards patience. The film's initial unevenness is remedied by a captivating second half full of heart.
Posted Jul 10, 2010
I left the cinema feeling as though I deserved a t-shirt that read 'I survived the Eclipse'
Posted Jul 1, 2010
One sequence alone has more heart, humour, intellect and hair-raising thrills than most films - live-action or animated - have overall.
Posted Jun 25, 2010