Reviews

8

Great

King Kong

Jackson’s re-imagining of King Kong is quite possibly the finest movie ever made. Critics have already hailed it as the first bonafide contender to dethrone James Cameron’s Titanic as the...

6

Fair

Sherrybaby

Sherrybaby, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s much anticipated step-up to the big leagues, is an unusual film. It’s basically a three-star movie held together by a five-star performance.

7

Good

The Simpsons Movie review

It’s here at last, the film we’ve been wanting to see for almost 20 years. Now comes the hard part — just how DO you review a Simpsons movie? Spare...

8

Great

Transformers

Hurrah, hallelujah and break out the bubbly. For the first time in a long time indeed, we have a blockbuster that is truly worthy of the title.

4

Poor

Firehouse Dog

You’ll never guess what Firehouse Dog is about. What? Yes, there is a firehouse. And yes there is a dog and… Damn.

10

Superb

Hairspray

Despite one of the more bizarre heritages of recent movies — it’s a film based on a musical based on a film — Hairspray defies logic to be one of...

0

Real Outlaws: Special Edition (DVD)

After half an hour of this alarmist tripe, I had to switch off the DVD player and go take a shower — I felt that dirty.

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8

Great

Molière

Pre-fame, appalling French tragedian Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Duris) slipped off the radar for a few months. Pursued by bailiffs and imprisoned by his creditors, he disappeared into the countryside and, to...

8

Great

Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix

Prepare yourselves as Pottermania hits once more. This time, though, it’s a double dose. Not only do we have this, the fifth film in the series, but the seventh —...

5

Average

The Hills Have Eyes 2

As the sequel and remake cycle continues ad nauseum, here we have a sequel to a remake that is in itself also a remake.