There is no doubt that the story of Margaret and Walter Keane deserves telling and that it is very interesting but is it worth a whole movie? The story boils down to Margaret Keane drawing the iconic “Big Eyed” children and … Continue reading Big Eyes (2014) Review
Last summer was arguably the best ever for superhero films. It had one of the biggest movies ever, let alone superhero movie, an almost-perfect end to an almost-perfect trilogy and a very strong reboot of a series that needed it. This year has … Continue reading Iron Man versus Thor versus Superman!
Don’t watch television shows you loved as a kid. As a general rule, they will almost always disappoint. A television station in the UK recently celebrated thirty years of its children’s television and replayed some of the classic shows I watched … Continue reading The Muppets (2011) Review
Do the sports parts of “sports movies” actually have to be any good? To explain further, what I mean is, can you make a good sports film if the worst part of the movie is the bits where you portray the sport being played? I made the same argument in my review for Your Highness, I asked the question if a comedy film can be good if it doesn’t actually make you laugh. This is the problem I have with pigeon holing movies because there are plenty of films that do what they are designed to do badly but are … Continue reading The Fighter (2010) Review
Some of the greatest scenes in film have been when two actors, both brilliant at what they do, get to have a conversation. This can be a simple, mundane conversation, a heavyweight meeting of power or a dark, intense, engrossing encounter. Alongside the brilliant “McDonalds” conversation Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta have in Pulp Fiction and the long anticipated cafe scene between Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat comes Meryl Streep vs Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt. There is scene, practically the end of the film, where the two actors confront each other. The accused trying to find out … Continue reading Doubt (2008) Review