The Hunger Games

24 children thrown together and expected to murder each other for the overall benefit of society. I’m thinking this sounds like a fairly good real world solution, never mind in movie-land. Alas...

The Debt

Every action has a reaction. It may not be immediate and it may not be apparent, but it will happen and the consequences of the action can be far reaching.  This forms the basic premise for the 2011 ...

50/50

When a film is described as how someone comes to terms with cancer you tend to fear the worst. There have been too many movie of the week entries where the story is so predictable that I could almost...

The Conversation

Sandwiched in between two classics of modern cinema is not a place that any movie would want to be. Alas that is the place that The Conversation finds itself. Released two years after The Godfather a...

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

A film with only three actors, four locations, a first time director and a budget that wouldn’t cover the catering for a major movie needs to have everything going its way just to make an impre...

Contagion

Moviescramble tries not to touch anything while watching Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. Steven Soderbergh is one of modern cinema’s most interesting characters. Coming to international at...

Touch of Evil

Moviescramble casts an eye over the 1958 classic Touch of Evil. Orson Welles career can be split into three distinct periods. The early period charts the his rise from the Mercury theatre players in ...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

Every so often a movie comes along that brings together the cream of the crop of a particular group. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’s cast list reads like a who’s who of great British actors, starrin...

Rampart

Moviescramble reviews the 2012 cop drama Rampart Before viewing this film I had no idea what the title referred to. I had to do a bit of digging to find something about it. Rampart refers to a divisi...

Carnage

Moviescramble reviews the 2011 Roman Polanski drama Carnage There is probably not another figure in cinema with the same notoriety as Polish film director Roman Polanski. From directing acclaimed fil...