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.

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
September 4th, 2008

The rest of the film deals with a classic, noirish set-up of an increasingly desperate web of lies and scams to try to stay out of trouble that will inevitably destroy both brothers, Andy’s wife (Marisa Tomei, seldom looking so scorching hot) and their father (Albert Finney).

What Happens in Vegas
February 5th, 2009

But for all the rolled eyes, mild guffaws and stifled yawns you’ll suffer through, two things give the film something the producers would have been desperately hoping for; Kutcher and Diaz, both capable of much better than this and consequently lifting this dross way above its station.

The Notorious Bettie Page
September 1st, 2007

But here’s the most interesting thing about the movie; there’s hardly a word of swearing (in fact, Bettie scolds a colleague for the language in a bawdy song), no blood, no violence, hardly even a raised voice, yet the film’s rated MA. Have we really come so far in 50 years?

Let the Right One In
July 20th, 2009

You couldn’t ordinarily term a movie beautiful where just two of the scenes contain an infirm body swathed in bandages being thrown from a hospital room window or a decapitated head sinking to the bottom of a swimming pool.

Time Machine, The
October 1st, 2002

H G Wells’ seminal vision of time travel has influenced the entire science fiction genre. It’s also given us the common cultural folklore we all know about the paradoxes and intricacies of time travel — whether it’s a chair with a giant fan on the back, Skynet or a souped up DeLorean.

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August 2nd, 2007

Mad Dog Morgan Since Mark Hartley's triumphant Not Quite Hollywood came out last year, rights-holders ...
April 16th, 2009

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September 11th, 2008

Knockaround Guys The Film A bit of a 'before-they-were-stars ensemble' effort (Vin Diesel would never ...
September 1st, 2003

White Planet The renaissance of cinema documentaries was bound to let loose a few ...
April 1st, 2008

Robot Chicken Star Wars Parodying Star Wars is as rich a font of material as the ...
August 21st, 2008

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