Review: Tequila Sunrise

Like the unfortunate physics classes of my teen years, I sat in front of Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise and wondered if I was the only one who hadn’t a clue what was going on. Mel Gibson has a conversation about something, then Kurt Russell says something about Gibson. Then...

Review: In Bruges

In Bruges is a curious film from fledgling English director Martin McDonagh. It tells the tale of two contract killers holed up in the historic Belgium city of the film's title awaiting further orders after a botched assassination. However, interestingly rather than...

Review: Match Point

Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Chris Wilton contaminates the screen in Woody Allen’s Match Point with the hideous manifestation of greed and self-loathing. At times it’s like watching the over-privileged middle-classes spitting on poor-peasant viewers who happened, accidentally and...

Review: The Invention of Lying

Ricky Gervais is currently fronting a show on British TV called An Idiot Abroad. In it he sends ignorant simpleton Karl Pilkington to various foreign countries in order for the culturally-challenged wretch to discover local traditions that might open his eyes beyond the safe,...

Review: The Queen

I can't say The Queen particularly inspired me in any sort of way. It was a well-made drama with some nicely-placed humour, but it was also like watching a very average soap-opera. It comes as little surprise it was nominated for Oscars - it steers clear of genre sensibilities,...

Review: A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart, based on the memoirs of Mariane Pearl, follows the real life story of Mariane's attempts to find her kidnapped husband. In January 2002, Daniel Pearl was on his way to an interview with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani as follow up to his investigation for the Wall...

Review: The Heartbreak Kid

Daniel Stephens reviews the Farrelly brothers' 2007 comedy The Heartbreak Kid.

Review: The Girl in the Park

Dan Stephens tales a look at David Auburn's directorial debut The Girl in the Park starring Sigourney Weaver. Weaver plays Julia, a once successful and happy mother, who loses her daughter when at the local park. 16 years later the mental scars are still evident until she meets...