Category Archive: Flash Reviews

Flash Review – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [2013]

Catching Fire is a rarity, a blockbuster sequel that’s an improvement over its predecessor in pretty much every aspect. Francis Lawrence expands on Gary Ross’s vision and doesn’t sacrifice depth for spectacle; there’s… Continue reading

Flash Review: This Is The End [2013]

Not as funny as the marketing campaign might’ve led you to believe, or as all the people involved in the film think they are (at least not all the time), This Is The… Continue reading

Flash Review: Before Sunset [2004]

Despite a rough, awkward start, and the fact that there’s even less of a plot now, Before Sunset is a success because the conversations between Jesse and Céline are even more fascinating. Significantly… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Conjuring [2013]

A cliché-free horror movie is as rare as a four-leaf clover, and while The Conjuring doesn’t quite get it right in that respect, it does succeed in giving us an involving, entertaining chiller,… Continue reading

Flash Review: Before Sunrise [1995]

An impossibly charming, intelectually and philosophically stimulating romance set in Vienna. The writing by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan is genius and crackles with wit. The organic performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Bling Ring [2013]

Fascinating cautionary tale where Sofia Coppola again deals with the always-rich theme of emptiness, this time seen through the prism of wasted youth, both literally and figuratively. Unattended kids break in or walk… Continue reading

Flash Review: Now You See Me [2013]

Despite the ending not being up-to-par with the rest of the film, it’s not as bad as to spoil the whole experience (which is incredibly fun, I might add). This supremely entertaining movie… Continue reading

Flash Review: A Fish Called Wanda [1988]

Classy, hilarious comedy with a pleasant British flair. Wacky and unpredictable, A Fish Called Wanda relies on top-notch writing by Monty Python alum John Cleese and a splendid cast, where Jamie Lee Curtis… Continue reading

Flash Review: Pacific Rim [2013]

Pacific Rim really spoke to the little kid within, but did next to nothing to sate the 23 year-old. There’s cliché after cliché after cheesy line in this loud, repetitive story, where visuals… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Sweet Hereafter [1997] & The Paperboy [2012]

Its pace is a little too tranquil for my taste, verging on dull, but Atom Egoyan beautifully transfers Russell Banks’ novel to the screen, expertly translating his poignant words to the language of… Continue reading