The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days Director: Paul Haggis Cast: Russell Crown, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde & Liam Neeson 2:2 By Jack Mays Co-written and directed by Paul Haggis (‘In the Valley of Elah’, ‘Crash’), ‘The Next Three Days’ is a gripping thriller bolstered by a fine performance by the ever-reliable Russell Crowe as a […]

The Way Back

The Way Back Director: Peter Weir Cast: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgress, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong & Saoirse Ronan 2:1 by Sean Driver The Way Back is Peter Weir’s most recent motion picture since 2003’s Master and Commander. Adapted in collaboration with Keith Clarke from Slavomir Rawicz’s memoir, A Long Walk Home, the film follows Jim […]

Meet the Parents: Little Fockers

Meet the Parents: Little Fockers 2:2 Director: Paul Weitz Cast: Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Striesand, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Laura Dern & Harvey Keitel By Róisín Lacey-McCormac After an intense weekend, in which I consumed the entire Godfather trilogy, Meet the Parents: Little Fockers presented itself as a […]


Catfish 2:1 Directors:  Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost By Clare Jamie Burnett Catfish is a reality thriller. Along with directors Joost and Schulman themselves, the film centres around Schulman’s brother, Nev, a photographer, and his online friendship with Abby, an eight year old artist who paints one of his photographs. As their relationship develops over […]

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy 2:1 Director: Joseph Kosinski Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, James Frain & Cillian Murphy I’ve always liked shiny things. This means that when asked to critically analyze films, I can often be swayed if the film holds a unique aesthetic exquisiteness, even when the rest of the […]

What a Difference a Gay Makes

What a Difference a Gay Makes: Reflections on New Queer Cinema by Aisling Dolan. Hollywood has always had a very strange relationship with homosexuals. From the very beginning of the silent era the subject has been taboo. It was not a topic to be discussed publicly or privately, and never ever positively. However the insinuation […]


Monsters 2:2 (3/5) Director: Gareth Edwards Cast: Whitney Able & Scoot McNairy By Andrew Naylor There have been a number of films which have been released over the years to huge critical acclaim that have left me scratching my head as to what exactly constitutes quality filmmaking nowadays. Monsters (directed by Gareth Edwards) follows in […]

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 2:1 (4/5) Director: Daniel Alfredson Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist By Clare Burnett It’s rare when a foreign language film makes such an impact upon the mainstream as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. However The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the last in this Swedish trilogy, adapted […]


Machete 2:1 (4/5) Director: Robert Rodriguez Cast: Danny Trejo, Jessican Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert DeNiro, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Michelle Rodriguez & Jeff Fahey By Zander Sirlin Raising his weapon of choice, “This is the boss” says Machete to his short-lived compadre as they drive into a wall of gun-toting goons.  Right from the get-go, […]

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I III (2/5) Director: David Yates Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Stanton, Ralph Finnes, Robbie Coltrane & Peter Mullan. By Alex Towers Any critical analysis of the Harry Potter films depends entirely upon whether or not you have read the books. To the […]


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