Sometimes it is hard to be a film reviewer. I always strive to find something that I liked about a movie. I don’t want to just sit here and say everything is awful. Because it isn’t. Sometimes though, it is difficult to get on the same wavelength as a writer or a director. Sometimes the…Read more Orion Review – Without The Belt, Will It Fall?
A remake of a remake is what we have here. Or are we saying this is a remake of the 1954 Akira Kuroawa Seven Samurai film? I’m not sure even director Antoine Fuqua knows the answer to that. I think what we have is a film based on a film, that was based on a…Read more The Magnificent Seven Review – A Missed Opportunity Or An Opportunity To Be Missed?
I wonder how the casting conversation went on this? You ring Paul Dano (one of my favourite actors) and ask him to play a castaway who is apparently going a little mad. And then you have to ring Daniel Radcliffe and ask him if he’s interested in playing a corpse. A flatulent corpse who comes…Read more Swiss Army Man Review – Thank God We Don’t Have Smell-a-vision
Matthew McConaughey continues his run of serious films to show off his acting chops with this movie based on the true tale of Newton Knight, an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist from Mississippi. So should you watch it? Is it any good? Read on to find out. Coming three years after 12 Years A…Read more Free State Of Jones Review – Sometimes, Less Is More
Seemingly strange choice but upcoming Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi brings us his latest with Hunt For The Wilderpeople just two years after he directed What We Do In The Shadows. So what do we get for our money, any clues, is it any good? Hunt For The Wilderpeople stars Julian Dennison (Paper Planes, Shopping)…Read more Hunt For The Wilderpeople Review – Magestical From Waititi
You will no doubt know at least one film from the Laika studio. Whether that’s the recent Boxtrolls or ParaNorman or perhaps their biggest hit to date, Coraline. Well, Kubo and the Two Strings represents their latest outing and is the first to be directed by CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. The plot of Kubo…Read more Kubo And The Two Strings Review – Beauty In Stop Motion
Director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) is back directing a script by Jay Longino (Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation) and BenDavid Grabinski (Cost of Living (Short)). Not that any of that matters as what we’re really concerned about here is that Jackie Chan is back on the big screen. Regular readers will know…Read more Skiptrace Review – Jackie Chan Comes Back To Action