Shot in a documentary style End Of Watch plunges the viewer right into the action, following two street cops in LA as they go about their work.
And it is kind of it. The plot is simple, no grand mystery or twist, this is just a story about two men doing a difficult job.
The cops in question, played brilliantly by Jake Gyllenhall and Michael Pena, are seen by some to be reckless but by others to be good at…
Room 237, or what happens when a group of people who have way to much time on their hands get together and watch a film repeatedly.
This film is nonsense, but it's engaging nonsense nonetheless as seven people delve into the supposed hidden meanings in Kubrick's classic.
The majority of the theories play out like bullshit to be honest, like the film being Kubrick's comment on the treatment of the Native American's or it being his reaction to having been…
It's taken me a while to be won over by Wes Anderson, I think when he first came on the scene I was too young to really appreciate him, but with each passing film I like his work more and more.
As such, Moonrise Kingdom stands as my favourite Anderson film so far.
It's the sweet and extremely touching story of two 12 year olds from dysfunctional backgrounds, he's an orphan and she's witness to her mother's infidelity and unhappy…
I liked this film. I liked it a lot. In fact I think I loved it a little bit.
And I loved it a little bit for a number of reasons, the key one being that it really nails it central theme, that of regret and how missed opportunities and missed moments affect us all.
More often that not time travel films are about going on an adventure, or making money or other more cynical actions and that's fine, I'm…
This is what happens when you try and keep a franchise going beyond it's natural shelf-life.
When Damon and Greengrass walked away so should have the studio, but sadly we live in an age when a cash cow such as Bourne just had to be milked until it was dry.
It's a shame as well because up until this point the Bourne franchise had be nigh on faultless as far as I was concerned. Gritty, action packed, complex and entertaining.…
I've held off reviewing this film because I'm not sure how I feel about it.
It's basically fine, ok, not bad, perfectly entertaining I guess but nothing more.
And that's why I've held off.
I was hoping maybe I'd suddenly get what all the fuss was about, why everyone was praising it so much and have more to say about it.
Much like Skyfall last year I found Star Trek In Darkness an enjoyable enough slice of popcorn cinema but…
Well that was weird.
It was good.
But it was weird.
I mean like really weird, and messed up, and disturbing, and weird.
Did I mention it was weird?
Antonio Banderas plays a Doctor who's an expert on skin. He lives in an impressive house where he is seemingly holding a woman prisoner whilst he works on her skin.
To say much more would ruin the film really but the central mystery is who is…
This film was not at all what I expected. From the way it was marketed I was expecting a gritty crime thriller with a game of cat and mouse between Ryan Gosling's criminal and Bradley Cooper's cop. What I got instead was a moving drama about father's and son's and Cooper and Gosling only share one very brief scene in the entire film.
The story is split into three distinct sections with each one impacting on the next with the…
Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Summer Blockbuster season are off to a cracking start with Iron Man 3 proving to be one hell of an entertaining ride.
Picking up after where The Avenger's left off, Tony Stark is struggling with PTSD after the events in New York opened his eyes to the dangers not just in this world but the world's beyond. He can't sleep and his relationship with Pepper is suffering and she in turn…
This is a dirty film.
It looks dirty, the characters are all despicable people and the story is depraved and wrong and I loved it.
The story concerns a family of ill-repute who decide to hire a killer to off their mother and collect on her life insurance.
A simple plan that goes wrong quickly leaving the family at the mercy of this hired gun.
I feel the less said about the film the better really save for the fact…
Oblivion is a perfectly enjoyable slice of big budget sci-fi action, the problem it has is that it aspires to be more than that and at this it ultimately fails.
It fails for a couple of reasons essentially, firstly it tries to cram too many ideas into one film and most of those ideas you've seen in other films before.
One of the big twists (and there are several) is basically revealed in the first couple of minutes (and it's…