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  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★½

    I've long argued that constructivism would usher in the rule of the Old Ones.

  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    ★★½

    The bridge setpiece is great (even if it is just a copy of License To Kill), the other setpieces are OK. In between the setpieces, the movie gets pretty boring and it’s hard to care much about the domestic drama stuff and a mystery box. The visuals are also probably the worst in the series and overall the whole thing has a TV kind of feel in the way it’s filmed. The plotting too has that TV feel of giving…

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  • The Party

    The Party

    ★★★

    An amusing little diversion of a playlet. Also a fun critique of the bourgeois values of new-Labour, but not quite as clever as it could have/should have been. This is the kind of movie that could have been great. The performances are there, but the writing doesn’t quite rise to the highest level.

  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper

    ★★

    Die Hard meets The Towering Inferno meets HGH meets an insatiable appetite for Chinese Box Office.

    Exactly as paint-by numbers as you'd expect from one of these things. It's competent, but it never really gets absurd enough to be fun, and the action scenes suck.