Woman-in-jeopardy thriller with a double twist.
A formulaic B-grade thriller about a woman driven to desperate lengths to protect her son, The Deep End rises a notch or two above the norm thanks to a compelling performance by the always-watchable Tilda Swinton. The screenplay by writer...
Baby blues for attractive opposites completely predictable.
It’s a simplistic criticism to describe a feature as being a movie-by-numbers, but for the record the parenting romantic comedy Life As We Know It, where Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel play argumentative singles unexpectedly made into a baby’s...
Clint Eastwood misses the target, again, with laboured, sombre drama.
At the age of 81, Clint Eastwood is experiencing a rare but prolonged decline in his illustrious career.Since the wonderful Gran Torino in 2008, the prolific filmmaker has directed three films which have performed well below his usual standards...
Crime drama characters resemble plot points rather than people.
In The Lincoln Lawyer, a courtroom drama based on the popular novel by Michael Connolly, Matthew McConaughey plays an LA defence attorney called Mick who seems to specialise in a kind of tidied-up and glamorous form of sleaze. I’m not talking...
A visually rich film with the violence dealt with more discreetly than in the book.
Bateman occupies an office at Pierce & Pierce, who specialise in murders and executions, oh, sorry I got that wrong - it's mergers and acquisitions. You can't say he works there - he arranges lunch at 'now' restaurants, he gives sartorial...