Review: Vantage Point

Pete Travis' film tells us just how much the mass media manipulate news and current affairs to suit their own political and ideological agendas. The film then does the exact same thing it appears to critique. Read my review to find out why I didn't like Vantage Point.

Review: “Rounders” Captures The Drama Of High Stakes Poker

Rounders, a film about Poker culture and the people who are involved (directly and indirectly) with the highs and lows of the game, could be a definitive Hollywood expose on the game’s new-age popularity if it wasn’t let down by wayward characterizations and poor plotting.

Review: Let It Ride

Sometimes I think Richard Dreyfuss gets a hard deal when it comes to his films – I mean it was Roy Scheider who got the limelight with his classic lines "We’re gonna need a bigger boat" and "Smile you son of bitch" in Jaws, while Dreyfuss had to make the most of...

Review: Down and Out In Beverly Hills

Rich married couple Dave and Barbara Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler) live the life of luxury at their expensive mansion in the heart of Beverly Hills. However they aren’t very happy, with Barbara obsessed with herself, and Dave...

Review: The Benchwarmers

I’ve been very critical of director Dennis Dugan over the last few years. Who could blame me? He gave the world the awful Saving Silverman and followed it up with the spiteful racial slurs of National Security (a film that embodied bad taste). So, with trepidation I began to...

Review: The Gauntlet

If I was to give any credit to Clint Eastwood’s action-thriller The Gauntlet it would be for its poster. One of those cartoon-like depictions of a very un-cartoon-like film. Designed by the late artist Frank Fazetta, the poster depicts heroic alpha male Clint...

Review: Shallow Grave

Danny Boyle has been making great films ever since his debut. With the release of the director's latest 127 Hours Daniel Stephens looks back at Boyle's first feature film. Shallow Grave is about the disintegration of friendship under the strain of...

Review: Poltergeist III

The film follows on from Poltergeist II as Carol-Anne (Heather O’Rourke) is sent to her Auntie’s in a bid to put the events of her recent past behind her. Almost immediately, she begins to have visions of Reverend Henry Kane, a dead priest whose grave was desecrated when...