American Sniper

Now online is the first trailer for the forthcoming Bradley Cooper drama, American Sniper. The film, based on fact, is the story of Chris Kyle who had a very specialised set of skills that he used to...

The Monuments Men

The popularity of film genres seems to go in cycles. The usual pattern starts with a surprisingly massive hit movie which garners praise and award recognition. This leads to a glut of movies within t...

Good Morning, Vietnam

Back in nineteen eighty eight, Robin Williams was not well known for his work on the big screen. He had a successful career in stand up and on television in the hit comedy Mork & Mindy, but his f...

300: Rise of an Empire

Back in 2006 I stumbled onto 300 in the cinema as a “nothing else on” choice. I had watched the trailers and had been generally underwhelmed. In the end I enjoyed both the visual style an...
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The Notebook

“The fifth commandment is ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ … But everybody kills.”  Based on Agota Kristof’s trilogy of novels, twin brothers find themselves plunged into Hungary’s colossal defeat towards the e...

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor is a dramatisation of the 2005 SEAL mission in Afghanistan to kill or capture Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Director Peter Berg has based his screenplay on the book of the titular ‘l...

The Monuments Men

In a twist on the usual profit at all costs mentality that usually pervades modern Hollywood the news has come out that The Monuments Men film has had its release date pushed back to early 2014. The ...

Zero Dark Thirty

There are few things that will generate more discussion and debate than a film that makes the American nation look bad. The flag wavers immediately start to mobilse in defense of their ideals and pri...

January Round Up

January has been a really busy month. Although I have managed to squeeze a lot of new releases into my schedule, unfortunately I’ve not had the time to review them (woe is me). Nevertheless I&#...

Iron Sky – Review

I was going to start this review with a comment on how you wait for a Nazi invasion film to come along… but then realised that we do not wait at all for these types of films. It seems that ther...