The Red Balloon

Once in a while it is good to dip into the classics especially if that film in consideration is one that is new to you. Of course the word classic is bandied about so much these days that it is diffi...

This Means War

When a film is released bearing the announcement ‘directed by McG’ it immediately polarizes opinion. If you have a look at his resume as a director its easy to see why a lot of people hat...

Man on a Ledge

The caper film is a well established genre with some notable and entertaining entries released in the recent past. The success of the Oceans trilogy (well eleven and thirteen at least) is a good exam...

Mugging for Amateurs

The master and apprentice tale is one that seems to be able to cover most genres of film and has been integrated into countless films over the years. From classics such as The Sting to the likes of S...

The Sweeney

In this age of recycling the film industry is often held up as the major player in re using ideas for financial gain instead of promoting new and fresh ideas that may not have a major monetary recomp...

Bananas

In the first film of Moviescramble’s box set articles on the Woody Allen collection we take a look at the 1971 Comedy Bananas. At this point in his career Woody had already been a star for some...

Argo (2012)

Ben Affleck never seemed to be anyone’s favourite actor. Not only did he feature as a punchline to a song in Team America, he seldom gets credit for the Oscar he won alongside his writing partn...

Miss Bala

Cause and effect is a well used plot devices in movies. One choice made early on can have repercussions that can lead to unexpected outcomes by the end. The 2011 film Miss Bala has it’s entire ...

Highlander (1986)

Time has a way of changing the perspective for films. What may look staid and rather dull at the time of release can actually benefit a film if and when it is re-assessed. Of course the opposite can ...