Death Sentence
June 12th, 2008

While the Saw franchise continues to rack up millions for distributors Lionsgate, the Australian guys who gave birth to this millenium’s Halloween have languished in a series of straight-to-video duds.

Fast Food Nation
April 5th, 2007

The result is a film not nearly as effective as it could have been. Storylines are dropped for no reason, Linklater can’t help shoehorning his favourite slacker muse Ethan Hawke into the narrative where there isn’t really a place for him, and the whole project would have been better served by a documentary divided into chapters.

Michael Clayton
March 6th, 2008

Subsequent viewings will reveal more of the deep facets of plotting but it’s one of those rare movies where — even as you try to keep up — you know you’re watching something very special.

June 25th, 2009

The plot also creaks a little early on, but the few hints about hostage Andrew’s past involving a wife who’s disappeared and a possible murder keep you expecting an awful fate, particularly for Dale (Palmer) as he takes a shine to her youth and beauty.

Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary
June 19th, 2008

To say it’s about the aftermath of a robbery gone wrong is like saying Chinatown is a detective thriller or Star Wars a movie about aliens.

The Chaser
December 31st, 2009

There are a lot of subplots, it takes a long time to get where it’s going and it suffers from an oversupply of endings, and despite a good premise it’s a pretty stock standard action thriller story, so several scenes of genuine fear and horror are upsetting almost to the point they don’t seem to belong in the movie.

Prairie Home Companion, A Who knew this would be Robert Altman's swan song? The 81-year-old director ...
January 10th, 2007

Deliverance John Boorman's story of man at nature's mercy is a strong idea, ...
September 27th, 2007

Saw V No, it's not the best horror/thriller franchise around (despite being the most ...
June 4th, 2009

Blue Water White Death When Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress came out the distributor proudly proclaimed all ...
April 16th, 2009

Tales of the Unexpected Forget the endless, tired procession of slasher-era remakes, J horror, exploitation double ...
July 1st, 2007

Topsy Turvy The Film The story of Gilbert & Sullivan's near falling out in the ...
May 1st, 2002

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