A funny yet self-conscious crime caper.
As my fellow critics and I left the screening of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, we all riffed on what the violent comedy most reminded us of. 'It’s Adaptation directed by Oliver Stone"; 'Like Tarantino but with words by Mamet"; 'Barton...
Alternate-reality thriller isn’t as smart as it thinks.
The possibilities are well, limitless, in the concept at the heart of this action-thriller: a loser who takes a wonder drug which turns him into a winner, of sorts, before the wretched side effects and reality kick in.Director Neil Burger and...
Medieval owl adventure doesn't skimp on the slaughter.
As the Harry Potter franchise does for the British acting fraternity, the extensive voice cast of the snappily titled Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is a pay cheque bonanza for Australian thespians: everyone from Bill Hunter to...
CANNES: Jane Campion’s Bright Star has probably been the 2009 Cannes film festival’s most anticipated film. After a lengthy sabbatical from features, would the former Palme D’Or winner return in top form sixteen years following her triumphant and...