Tag Archive: review

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

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

Man of Steel [2013]

Directed by: Zack Snyder Written by: David S. Goyer (story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer; based on characters by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell… 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

Star Trek: Into Darkness [2013]

Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldaña, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller,… 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