Category Archive: Flash Reviews

Flash Review: World War Z [2013]

World War Z is not a bad film, as its infinite production woes might’ve led you to believe. It, in fact, is a very entertaining action thriller with an exhilarating first half and… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Great Gatsby [1974]

I’m not the biggest fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, but even I can admit it deserved a better adaptation than this soporific, melodramatic and drawn-out Jazz Age telenovela. In terms of acting,… Continue reading

Flash Review: Dredd [2012]

Even though Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) struck me as Christian Bale’s Batman meets Grumpy Cat, thus never letting me take him seriously, and despite the fact that it battles some minor pace issues… Continue reading

Flash Review: Gangster Squad [2013]

This high school production of L.A. Confidential is all forced style and no substance, no meat. Gangster Squad is marginally entertaining, but it also is an utter waste of tremendous potential, especially considering the cast, whose talents… Continue reading

Flash Review: Star Wars (Episode IV – A New Hope) [1977]

In my mind, the day when I’d eventually watch Star Wars for the first time would be a big event, a turning point. It wasn’t. I present my thoughts in a Flash Review… Continue reading

Flash Review: Anna Karenina [2012]

You know when you’re bowling and you knock down all the pins except for one? That’s how Dixie Chassay and Jina Jay, who did the casting for Anna Karenina, must’ve (or should’ve felt).… Continue reading

Flash Review: Iron Man 3

After the disappointment that was The Avengers (for me, since everybody and their dog loved it; whatever), Marvel redeems itself with Iron Man 3. Thrilling action set-pieces, peppered with some light humor (not… Continue reading

Flash Review: Flight

Despite featuring a couple of terrible characters (that über-Christian couple was practically a joke) and some of the usual addict movie clichés, Flight is a tense, involving drama with the right touches of… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Sessions

Very sweet, poignant little dramedy that didn’t get nearly enough attention and praise during the award season that’s drawing to a close. With a marvelous script by Ben Lewin (based on Mark O’Brien’s… Continue reading

Flash Review: Les Misérables

I walked in, my expectations lowered after many mixed reviews, and fully prepared for non-stop singing, lots of close-ups and Russell Crowe’s horrid voice. Turns out, I didn’t mind that stuff at all… Continue reading