Tag: Film review

3rd November 2011

The Adventures of Tintin: Rip-roaring fun

By Rebecca Gillie

James FitzGerald enthusiastically reviews Steven Spielberg’s mo-cap take on Hergé’s classic series of comic books.

James FitzGerald enthusiastically reviews Steven Spielberg's mo-cap take on Hergé's classic series of comic books.
3rd November 2011

Anonymous: All’s well that ends well

By Rebecca Gillie

Jonathan Looms reviews Roland Emmerich’s controversial take on the conspiracy theories surrounding the plays of Shakespeare.

Jonathan Looms reviews Roland Emmerich's controversial take on the conspiracy theories surrounding the plays of Shakespeare.
26th October 2011

Paranormal Activity 3: Three is the tragic number

By Rebecca Gillie

Ross Jones-Morris quotes Jesus and makes an extended metaphor about breadcrumbs. He maintains his review is still more interesting than the film itself.

Ross Jones-Morris quotes Jesus and makes an extended metaphor about breadcrumbs. He maintains his review is still more interesting than the film itself.
26th October 2011

The Help: Insubstantial but inspiring

By Rebecca Gillie

Jonathan Looms enjoys American box-office hit The Help but finds it to be more entertaining than challenging.

Jonathan Looms enjoys American box-office hit The Help but finds it to be more entertaining than challenging.
26th October 2011

Contagion: Déjà Flu

By Rebecca Gillie

Contagion is a film that does no less than show us a vision of the end of the world. James Aber says that he’s seen it all before.

Contagion is a film that does no less than show us a vision of the end of the world. James Aber says that he's seen it all before.
26th October 2011

We Need to Talk About Kevin: Hatefully brilliant

By Rebecca Gillie

Ian Clemente on why he somehow can’t recommend Lynne Ramsay’s long awaited film, even though it’s apparently a classic.

Ian Clemente on why he somehow can't recommend Lynne Ramsay's long awaited film, even though it's apparently a classic.
19th October 2011

Real Steel: Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Bore ‘Em

By Rebecca Gillie

Jonathan Looms reviews Real Steel and thinks that your time and money could be spent much more productively watching pretty much anything else.

Jonathan Looms reviews Real Steel and thinks that your time and money could be spent much more productively watching pretty much anything else.
19th October 2011

Footloose: In with the old, in with the new

By Samantha Shannon-Jones

Samantha Shannon-Jones kicks off her somewhat more sexualised Sunday shoes reviewing the modern ‘re-imagining’ of an 80’s guilty pleasure.

Samantha Shannon-Jones kicks off her somewhat more sexualised Sunday shoes reviewing the modern 're-imagining' of an 80's guilty pleasure.
14th October 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Nothing to fear

By Rebecca Gillie

Frightened by clichéd horror tropes and all round generic ominousness? Yes? Well it turns out our reviewer Rebecca Loxton is made of sterner stuff.

Frightened by clichéd horror tropes and all round generic ominousness? Yes? Well it turns out our reviewer Rebecca Loxton is made of sterner stuff.
4th October 2011

Abduction: Not the only crime on show

By Rebecca Gillie

Charlotte Turner finds Taylor Lautner star vehicle Abduction to be as poor as the premise would undoubtedly indicate.

Charlotte Turner finds Taylor Lautner star vehicle Abduction to be as poor as the premise would undoubtedly indicate.
4th October 2011

The Debt: Ultimately underwhelming

By Rebecca Gillie

John Madden’s latest film The Debt has its moments but doesn’t live up to it’s promising premise.

John Madden's latest film The Debt has its moments but doesn't live up to it's promising premise.
23rd September 2011

Friends with Benefits: Familiar but fun

By Rebecca Gillie

Rosie Wilson reviews Friends with Benefits, a film that bears a striking resemblance to something else you may have seen this year.

Rosie Wilson reviews Friends with Benefits, a film that bears a striking resemblance to something else you may have seen this year.