March 2009 archives

In the City of Sylvia review

Hopeless romantic or menacing psychotic? We are probably expected to lean the way of the former, but the anorexic effeminate...

4 / 5 | Read

Bronson review

Without lead actor Tom Hardy’s brilliant portrayal, Bronson would have very little merit. That very little merit would be some...

2 / 5 | Read

Wendy and Lucy review

Girl searches for lost dog. Stunningly exciting premise, huh? Wendy and Lucy is a minimal film, but that’s OK. A...

3 / 5 | 2 Comments | Read

The International review

The plot of thriller The International is decent but although the subject of dodgy banking is topical, it is nothing...

4 / 5 | 3 Comments | Read

Watchmen review

Watchmen too slavishly follows Alan Moore’s original, brilliant comic book mini-series. Any audacious complaints that the film didn’t include this...

4 / 5 | Read

Franklyn review

Franklyn follows the odd lonely lives of a handful of twenty-somethings, played by an impressive, but under-, even mis-used cast,...

3 / 5 | Read

Flame & Citron review

A WWII drama based on actual events about the Danish resistance might sound a tad niche, even pretentious, to a...

3 / 5 | Read

Surveillance review

Fifteen years since her infamous debut Boxing Helena, Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David (who is also executive producer on this...

2 / 5 | Read