Son Of A Gun
Julius Avery’s debut feature film Son of a Gun is a mishmash of disparate ideas and influences that borrows heavily from better films while never quite managing to establish an identity of its own. Aside from attractive cinematography and a few exhilarating setpieces, there’s little to distinguish it from a dozen other patchy crime-thrillers.
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The filming of Stephen Daldry’s Trash took place at a time when Brazil was in uprising. In the run up to the World Cup the astronomical amount spent on hosting the tournament and the drastic gap in wealth that separates rich and poor sparked riots. And rightly so. What could have been achieved with the vast public funds that went into building... [Read more of this review]
Following on from the 2007 guerilla drama ‘Postcards From Leningrad’, Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), marks the third outing from Venezuelan filmmaker and visual artist Mariana Rondón. Winner of the Golden Shell at the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival, Pelo Malo stars Samantha Castillo as newly widowed Marta and Samuel Lange as her pre-sexual son... [Read more of this review]
Son of a Gun
The opening sequence of writer-director Julius Avery’s début film Son of a Gun is promising. We follow a young criminal, JR (Brendan Thwaites), embarking on a six-month stint in a Western Australian prison for an unknown crime while the camera cross-cuts between the subject and the inmates. Avery’s camera-work suggests that Thwaites is a different... [Read more of this review]
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Twenty two years before everyone’s favourite everyman James Stewart and a warbling Doris Day found themselves embroiled in a plot of political intrigue in Marrakesh, an English couple suffered a similar fate in the Swiss Alps at the hands of a gang led by the peerless Peter Lorre who are looking to assassinate an influential statesman and kidnap... [Read more of this review]
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Now You See Me: Trailer
The crit: “An elite FBI squad are caught in an intense game of cat and mouse against four of the world’s greatest illusionists. Pulling off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, they shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.”
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News Team Assemble! Anchorman 2 Teaser Trailer Arrives..
Our fingers are but a blur as we excitedly fumble our way towards getting this little news story up online, but we are delighted to announce that the first teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 is out there on the web. Obviously there’s not much in the way of content (seeing as this ridiculously anticipated sequel won’t start filming later this... [Read more of this review]
We absolutely can’t wait to see Ted. It’s the story of Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) a regular guy who falls in love with a girl (Mila Kunis). The thing is, he’s constantly dogged by a rather special friend – a hard-drinking, pot-smoking teddy bear that came to life as a result of a childhood wish and just won’t leave.
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The Expendables 2 Full Trailer
Can you say “KABOOOOOM!!!”? Introduced by Sly himself (who seems to have some trouble getting the name of his movie right), it’s big it’s loud, it’s got massive explosions, it’s got more testosterone than you can waggle a bicep at, it’s got Jason Statham delivering some great one-liners (“I now pronounce... [Read more of this review]
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