Ritzy showcase masks empty story.
Now You See Me arrives blockbuster bright and has no shame. It’s crazy with gloss and it’s a lot more recklessly silly than your average Michael Bay film. It’s been variously described – by its detractors – as stupid, overcomplicated and...
Manic adaptation longs for lighter touch.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cutting jazz-age tale, The Great Gatsby, foresaw the end of a party that was barely in full-swing: The Great Depression was years off when he penned it in 1925, but his yarn about a self-made...
A serial killer farce that’s deadly dull.
When he was promoting the launch of Burke and Hare in the UK, Simon Pegg said he’d read the script before director John Landis came aboard and he jumped at the chance to play William Burke when Landis offered him the role as they had a convivial...
Fantastical tale of the reptile that conquered the Wild West.
Both a homage to Westerns and a spoof of the genre, Gore Verbinksi’s Rango is wildly subversive, surreal, uproariously funny, moving, visually stunning and a hugely inventive exercise in animation, packed with elements of Chinatown, The Wild...