August 2011 archives

The Guard review

The Guard

In Bruges it ain't but a film full of character and worth watching for the performances, of Brendon Gleeson in particular.

3 / 5 | Read

The Inbetweeners Movie review

The Inbetweeners Movie

Failing to match the quality of the popular sitcom, The Movie ditches clever storytelling in favour of countless knob gags.

2 / 5 | Read

The Salt of Life review

The Salt of Life

A charming, if a little sexist, story with rich, multi-layered, interesting, varied characters.

3 / 5 | Read

Beautiful Lies review

Beautiful Lies

A preposterous French comedy low on laughs. Not Audrey Tautou's finest hour.

2 / 5 | Read

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within review

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Not as powerful as its predecessor but atmospheric and entertaining nonetheless.

3 / 5 | Read

Damn You All To Hell

Damn You All To Hell

In the shadow of Project Nim and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, why calling apes monkeys is literally idiotic.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes review

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

A brilliant re-envisioned origin story for the classic Apes films offering much more than superb CGI.

4 / 5 | Read

Sarah's Key review

Sarah's Key

An interesting historical tale lacking an emotional punch but lifted by the exceptional Kristin Scott Thomas.

3 / 5 | Read

Super 8 review

Super 8

The alternative, ever so slightly crass review of J.J. Abrams' latest sci-fi blockbuster.

3 / 5 | 1 Comment | Read