Ghuznee Film Society Review: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
d. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei
When a film opens with Philip Seymour Hoffman fucking, you know that it won’t be the only wild ride of the film. Such is the case with Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Here’s a perfect dose of schadenfreude as we watch bad people make worse mistakes and devolve into desperate crime.
It’s anchored by believable, three dimensional characters…
Ghuznee Film Society Review: White Noise
d. Geoffery Sax
Starring: Michael Keaton
It’s a sad day when something like this comes along. It reminds you that some people, despite pouring all their creative energy into a project still can only ever dredge up something that puts ‘constipation’ to shame in terms of banal and frustrating ways to spend a Tuesday night in.
The worst thing is that it’s near impossible to work up much emotion about this thing when none…
Ghuznee Film Society Review: Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
d. Brad Bird
Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Michael Nyqvist
So Brad Bird’s directed this installment, and after hitting us with the likes of The Incredibles this is his first foray into live-action film. The light hearted mood (certainly compared to #3) and intricate set-pieces certainly bear his stylistic stamp.
This is the first movie I’ve seen on the big screen in an age and the cinema’s for sure the way…
Ghuznee Film Society Review: Saw 5
d. David Hackl
Starring: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell
Never has it been so obvious that the ‘filmmakers’ had snorted their weight in coke whilst milking a cash cow like this. When a generation’s definitive horror movie series is classified as ‘torture porn’, you know there’s something wrong with your fucking generation.
The plot by this point (I missed number four, and only watched this cause I was sleep deprived and…