Crude Awakening
June 12th, 2008

Baku’s oil simply ran out, a phenomenon an increasing number of scientists believe is happening everywhere. If the figures in the movie are to be believed, finds have been decreasing, and in light of recent skyrocketing fuel prices, the technology needed to extract oil that’s ever-harder to reach will only raise the cost higher.

October 16th, 2008

We get a very Hollywood version of the man here — portraying him as a simple man who loves his chosen wife and wants peace in his land. The life he’s famous for — conquering the known world of the Eurasian continent by slaughtering half of it is a brief send-off in the supertext at the end.

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
September 1st, 2003

An atrocious movie with no qualities except lots of (albeit pointless) explosions could have been made better with more background, but it probably would have made it a lot worse. Half a point for sparing us, another for the pyrotechnics.

August 2nd, 2007

A lot of people didn’t like it, but it made a not inconsiderable amount of money in the US before fading away, so there’s still a market for giant killer animals. If that’s you, you could do worse.

Romance & Cigarettes
March 6th, 2008

If you believe a hot firecracker like Kate Winslet (sample dialogue delivered in her cockney lilt; ‘I want your finger up my ____hole right now’) can be sexually attracted to a balding, heavyset fifty-something like Tony Soprano, maybe you’ll get something out of this film.

January 14th, 2010

A brutal soldier not proud of his deeds mistreats a farming family who offers them lodgings when he suspects the man was an enemy sympathiser. After killing him the brothers lock his young daughter in a dark underground cellar and leave her.

Girls of the Playboy Mansion Most people still associate Playboy with the iconic magazine, but few know ...
June 14th, 2007

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead You might have heard of this film as the latest by legendary ...
September 4th, 2008

Beverley Hills Cop 1?3 Beverley Hills Cop convinced Hollywood that legendary producers Don Simpson and Jerry ...
July 1st, 2002

American Dad Season 2 It's a wonder there haven't been more Simpsons rip-offs. For a concept ...
June 19th, 2007

Ghost Town An otherwise bland rom-com given a few directorial and performance flourishes thanks ...
July 16th, 2009

Four Minutes Note to filmmakers; there's little else you can bring to the determined-teacher-heals-troubled-kid ...
April 1st, 2008

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