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...
Runaway train thriller wisely stays on the rails.
Despite being about a runaway train that’s menacingly filmed from low angles, as if it’s an armoured predator in search of prey, Unstoppable may be the most contained and sedate feature seasoned filmmaker Tony Scott has cut in years.
Wannabe Harry Potter lacks the magic touch.
The quest for the next Harry Potter is really starting to get repetitive. Since J.K. Rowling’s tales of the boy wizard and his new home at Hogwarts went from being a phenomenal book series to a multi-billion dollar film franchise, the young adult...
On the page Elmore Leonard’s plots are brilliant, the characters complex and original and the action brutal. But with the notable and distinguished exceptions of Jackie Brown, Out of Sight and, with certain reservations, Get Shorty, the screen...
Worthy doco lacks original angle.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 'I looked that film up in the festival guide," my roommate told me when I returned from a screening of Miss Representation, 'and when I read the description and I thought, 'OK, I get it. I don’t think I need to see it now...