Review: Something Wild

Something Wild marks director Jonathan Demme's pre-Silence Of The Lambs period of filmmaking, with a touching comedy about romance in an eighties materialistic America. Lulu (Melanie Griffith) latches on to clean cut, workaholic Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and takes him on a...

Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri” Lacks The Vitality Of His View Askew Work

As a big fan of Kevin Smith's earlier work it has become a bore watching his latest, post-View Askew films. His 2008 effort Zack and Miri Make A Porno sounded like a gimmick and turned out to be just that. A film which promises so much (Elizabeth Banks naked...

Review: Black Christmas

Bob Clark's brilliant Christmas slasher movie provides an alternative to the usual yuletide pleasure.

Remembering Chris Farley

Chris Farley died of a drug overdose 13 years ago. He was 33 years old, the very same age John Belushi was when he died in a similar fashion. Farley is remembered for his work on Saturday Night Live as well as brief film career that began with small parts in Wayne's World and...

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...