Articles Posted in the " USA " Category

  • The Boxtrolls (PG) Film Review

    Dir. Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable, US, 2014, 97 mins Cast: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg Review by Michelle Moore From the studio that bought you ParaNorman and Coraline comes a new 3D adventure-comedy family film, based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by […]


  • They Came Together (15) Film Review

    Dir. David Wain, USA, 2014, 83 mins Cast: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd    Review by Carol Allen This is a delightfully disrespectful spoof, which observantly and accurately nails every cliché about the romantic comedy genre.   It’s the usual tale of a boy and a girl, Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler), who meet and hate each other on […]


  • Night Moves (15) Film Review

    Dir: Kelly Reichardt, US, 2013, 112 mins Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard Review by David Edwards-Hall Fans of Kelly Reichardt’s minimal, character-driven back catalogue may be dismayed to discover that her latest features an eco-terrorist plot, a race against time and a ticking time bomb. Fear not. Though she shows no small skill […]


  • Let’s Be Cops (15) Film Review

    Dir. Luke Greenfield, US, 105mins, 2014 Cast: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jnr, Rob Riggle, Andy Garcia, James D’Arcy Review by Matthew Rodgers   You have to be brave to take on Police procedural spoofs these days; the bar was set high with Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz (2007), and despite the box office takings of the […]


  • Planes: Fire and Rescue (PG) Film Review

    Dir. Roberts Gannaway, USA, 2014, 84 mins, in English Cast: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Hal Holbrook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Wes Studi, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins Review by Michelle Moore   Disney released its Cars offspring, Planes last year and it was quite a surprising hit so naturally there is going to be a […]


  • 13 Sins (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Dir. Daniel Stamm, USA, 2014, 88 mins Cast: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley, Ron Perlman Review by Chris Lockie If you want to instantly engage horror movie fans, you can do a lot worse than begin with an eminent professor delivering a keynote speech in the form of a succession of dirty […]


  • Nashville (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Of all the songs performed in this sprawling mix of musical, documentary, social satire and freewheeling comedy, the opening one performed by Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) gives the best clue to where the film stands in the Altman catalogue. “We must be doing something right/To last 200 years" croons the rhinestone-jacketed Hamilton


  • In Secret (15) Film Review

    Consumed as the 1867 novel, Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, and then on the Parisian boardwalks in 1873, this story of all consumptive passion would have been an intimately gripping tale of unravelling deceit, complemented by the readers imagination or the confines of the stage.


  • Labor Day (12A) Film Review

    Drama is not perceived by the film establishment these days as a valid genre. To get made and marketed a film is supposed to be a thriller, romance, action, comedy etc. or sometimes a combination of two or more of the above. Writer and director Reitman though makes films that are primarily human dramas


  • Escape Plan (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Aches and pains in parts of the body you have no idea existed. Increasingly regular night-time trips to the bathroom. The dismal realisation that you've come to tolerate people like Nigel Farage without ever meaning to. Alongside uncontrollable rage at things that plainly don't matter, like litter, these are the signs you have become the old bastard you always swore you'd never turn into.


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