Review: The Brothers Bloom

What happens next when audiences and critics alike are anticipating your next movie with the sort of bated breath usually reserved for long-standing Hollywood veterans whose films demand attention whether they be good or bad. Johnson was tasked, just like successful musicians...

Review: The Terminal

Steven Spielberg’s wife Kate Capshaw won’t allow her husband to make comedies. Or so he says. You look at the director’s career to date and comedy only really features as the lighter tones of fantasy and adventure. If indeed Capshaw denies Spielberg comedy because of his...

Review: Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine is an apt title for such a rapturous ray of sunlit glee. The title card plays over a morose-looking Steve Carell, his face a picture of misery. The juxtaposition of optimistic words over his pessimistic outlook is filmmaker’s Jonathan Dayton and Valer...

He’ll make you laugh, then he’ll make you scream: The Films of John Landis

“An American Werewolf In London” is the film that I remember most distinctly as a child. It’s partly because I knew I wasn’t allowed to watch it, partly because it scared me so much. It’s only later in life that I fully appreciate the frightening influence it had on me – the...

Review: A Cock and Bull Story (Winterbottom, 2005)

Said to be an un-filmable novel (and probably rightly so), approaching the movie adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy" you’d be forgiven for wondering just how the hell director Michael Winterbottom pulled it off. Well, he didn’t, exactly. It isn’t that the...

The Greatest Comedy Movie Ever?

We've all had the discussion. We've all argued over which film is funnier - "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" or " Blazing Saddles"? And we've all come to different conclusions. Even
Posted On 08 Jun 2010

Top 10 Steve Martin Films

Steve Martin, stand-up comedian turned Hollywood movie star, is responsible for many endearing American comic classics such as The Jerk, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Steve Martin was born in Texas, 1945. He quickly found a kinship with showmanship...