Side Effects (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Steven Soderbergh is a Director I generally have a lot of time for. That’s not to imply that I feel that each of his films are a hit by any stretch of the imagination, but he tends to tackle an impressively varied range of genres (see […]
Review Added: March 16th, 2013
Tagline: One pill can change your life
Happily the trailer to this film didn’t give too much away. Before we saw the film, I saw an interview with Jude Law where he said that it wasn’t a predictable film and there was a big twist which the audience wouldn’t expect. Not knowing much more than that, I [...]
Official Synopsis: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, for all the popularity, is a set of novels I have thus far failed to read – primarily thanks to the fervent hype that appeared to surround them. The original Swedish feature movie and subsequent sequels had also escaped my […]
Review Added: March 24th, 2012
Tagline: Evil shall with evil be expelled
Having never read the book and knowing little about the film before seeing it, I wasn’t sure what to expect and was very aware of the hype surrounding the series – I also knew this was a remake of the original Swedish film. I found myself thinking [...]
Drive (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Despite the title, this is not a racing movie, nor would it be fair to saddle it solely as a crime thriller. Coupled with the striking 80’s electric soundtrack – a mixture of retro pop and some Cliff Martinez produced synth – and some great visual […]
Review Added: October 16th, 2011
Tagline: There Are No Clean Getaways
Hmm, where to begin? Perhaps the opening sequence of the film where we meet our nameless protagonist, played by Ryan Gosling. He is on a job, get away driving for robbers and has set his five minute rule and explained that they have five minutes of [...]