Kinetic thriller about hypnosis is irritatingly befuddling, not mesmerising.
Danny Boyle reckons that if the events in his new thriller Trance unfolded chronologically, the identity of the villain would be obvious. Perhaps, but the director and his screenwriters John Hodge and Joe Ahearne deliberately set out to bamboozle...
A handsome historical epic gets a romantic comedy makeover.
This handsomely mounted epic-in-miniature has fabulously respectable credentials. It’s the kind of picture that cynics call Oscar fodder. It’s a period piece that hangs heavy with weighty themes and real-life characters, gloriously mounted period...
Drama offers a fresh twist on an infamous episode in American history.
When Robert Redford launched the Sundance Institute to support emerging filmmakers and the exhibition of independent cinema in 1981, it’s doubtful whether he anticipated having to depend on indie financing and distribution in the twilight of his...
Mutants are born again in Fox’s kinetic adventure.
Just as J.J. Abrams succeeded in resuscitating the moribund Star Trek franchise with his 2009 reboot, the new X-Men adventure looks highly likely to give the mutant superheroes a whole new lease of life.
A cute but charmless rendition.
Everything about this digitally animated movie seems seen-before. When the best features for children quote, steal, borrow and mangle other movies, it’s done in a spirit of lively fun, like the filmmakers have broken into an attic of movie ideas....