Haywire – Movie Review


‘Haywire‘ is the latest vehicle for Hollywood director and producer Steven Soderbergh. He’s responsible for some interesting cinema, including ‘Solaris’, the superb ‘Che’, and most recently the thought-provoking ’Contagion’, but unfortunately ’Haywire’ doesn’t quite make the grade.  The story follows ruthless contract killer Mallory (Gina Carano) as she tracks down and takes out her multiple male betrayers, including […]

Margin Call – Movie Review


‘Margin Call‘, the directorial debut for director J.C. Chandor, is loosely based around the last 36 hours of the ill-fated Lehman Brothers investment bank. It features a stellar cast of Hollywood greats and rising stars – Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, and Penn Badgley. This is […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Movie Review


Guy Ritchie’s sequel to last year’s Sherlock Holmes blockbuster hit the screens last week, and this is the first opportunity that I’ve had to see it. ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows‘, pits Holmes against his arch-enemy against a backdrop of growing turmoil in Europe. Jude Law continues to play Watson impeccably, but Robert Downey […]

Another Earth – Movie Review

‘Another Earth‘ is the first directorial outing for cinematographer Mike Cahill. Centred around a shocking incident which coincides with the appearance of an alternate Earth, it explores the dashed hopes of a budding scientist, Rhoda (played by Brit Marling), the hopeless existence of the man who’s family she destroyed, composer John Burroughs (William Mapother) and […]

The Rum Diary – Movie Review

Based on a short story penned by Hunter S Thompson in his early twenties (and which was apparently unearthed by Johnny Depp when spending some time with the novelist, who was a close friend in the years up to his death in 2005) The Rum Diary recounts the early experiences of journalist Paul Kemp (played […]

The Ides of March – Movie Review

The Ides of March is the latest vehicle for George Clooney, a political thriller that looks behind the Stars and Stripes at the lies and deceits that litter the campaign trail that aims to install his character, Governer Mike Morris, in the Whitehouse. As well as taking the starring role Clooney also directs this piece […]

An Horrific London Preview

There are lots of things going on in London this year to celebrate Halloween, and although long lists of events are already doing the rounds on the web I wanted to pick out a few that think will be the most interesting – the kind of events that you talk about well after the fact… […]

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