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Argo Film Review

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Argo is an excellent new thriller set during the Iran Hostage crisis as the CIA attempts to extract six diplomats who escaped as the US embassy was stormed. With Argo Ben Affleck proves that his directing on The Town wasn’t a one off.  He has an excellent cast to work with including himself (as Tony […]

Loopers Movie Review

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Just back from seeing Loopers. Enjoyed it but does it live up to the hype? The acting is good with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce WIllis believable as Joe at different ages.  Emily Blunt and Pierce Gagnon play pivotal roles in shaping the younger Jo’s path.  Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt and the rest of the cast […]

Safe

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Safe is a film that tells you pretty much everything you need to know in the title.  It’s like one of those dishes that used to turn up on Great British Menu where an ingredients done Three Ways.  It’s a Safely handled action film, in which Statham’s character has to keep a girl Safe and […]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Movie Review

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

They say football is a game of two halves: and so is my review of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is an enjoyable movie.  It’s populated by beautiful people in exotic locations.  It has guns and gadgets.  It has explosions.  It has chases.  It has spectacular high places.  It has all the […]

Killer Elite

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There isn’t anything specifically wrong with Killer Elite somehow it just manages to be ordinary.  Its the film equivalent of Magnolia Paint – a bit safe, a bit ordinary and not at all threatening. Hence the lack of a spoiler warning as there isn’t anything really worth mentioning that you’ll not get from the poster. […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Film Review

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Short Review: Brilliant Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Longer Review: Bloody Brilliant Ok I give in but really the first two reviews say everything I have to say. Just back from the new, film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Gary Oldman (Smiley) doesn’t chew the scenery instead he achieves a zen […]

Limitless Review

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Limitless is an old school Science Fiction Action thriller with a modern setting. The basic premise comes straight from the pre-Dune / Stranger in a Strange Land territory of SF that explores the impact of a single, new technology on the characters. The intriguing idea at Limitless’ core is a drug that makes someone smarter […]

Unknown Movie Review

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Potted review: Unknown is a solid thriller with action, a bit psychological solid in all departments but unremarkable. Back from going to see Unknown which falls into the thriller with some action and not straight action movie genre. Where The Adjustment Bureau, I reviewed last week, has been unfairly (in my book) compared to the […]

The Adjustment Bureau

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

  The Adjustment Bureau is an unusual suspense thriller based on the Philip K. Dick short story Adjustment Team from 1958.  It’s also not just a thriller – like last year’s Monsters it’s a romance, if it had jokes it would be a romantic comedy but instead it has supernatural / fantasy elements. One way […]

The American

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The American is probably the slowest film I’ve seen in a long time – it’s certainly the slowest thriller I’ve seen for several years.  Personally I really liked how slow it was but, as was the case for the friend I went to see it with, it could be too slow for many. George Clooney’s […]

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