Category Archive: Film Reviews

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [2013]

Directed by: Ben Stiller Written by: Steve Conrad; based on the short story by James Thurber Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Counselor [2013]

Have you been bad? ‘Cause this movie has. I was not ready for a film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt, to… Continue reading

Prisoners [2013]

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Written by: Aaron Guzikowski Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello Sometimes just what you need to forget a bit about the… Continue reading

Flash Review – Thor: The Dark World

As a big opposer of the first Thor, one of the silliest movies I’ve seen in the last couple of years, I have to say this sequel is better. New director Alan Taylor,… Continue reading

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

Gravity and the necessary evil of movie marketing

Spoilers ahead   Suppose your movie is opening in a few months. Do you trust its quality and hope good word-of-mouth will slowly but surely get cinephile butts in seats, or do you… Continue reading

Rush [2013]

Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Peter Morgan Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Pierfrancesco Favino, Natalie Dormer, Christian McKay   Oh, look! Thor can act!  I have to… Continue reading

Elysium [2013]

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp Written by: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga, William Fichtner Maybe I just like swimming against the current, but I have… 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

Blancanieves [2012]

Directed by: Pablo Berger Written by: Pablo Berger Starring: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Macarena García, Ángela Molina, Emilio Gavira, Sergio Dorado, Josep Maria Pou, Sofía Oria, Inma Cuesta  You can forget about Charlize… Continue reading