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Review: The Dark Knight Rises

By Robert Bayley. This review contains spoilers. He’s actually done it. Christopher Nolan has created the latest Great Trilogy. Nolan’s Dark Knight series of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and now The Dark Knight Rises can comfortably stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The Dark … Continue reading

Film review: Twixt

Film review: Twixt

by Mark Walker Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin, Joanne Whalley, David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich, Anthony Fusco, Don Novello, Ryan Simpkins. Narrator: Tom Waits. Having crafted such classics as The Godfather parts I & II, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, director Francis Ford Coppola … Continue reading

Film review: Coriolanus

Film review: Coriolanus

by Mark Walker Director: Ralph Fiennes. Screenplay: John Logan. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson, Lubna Azabal, Ashraf Barhom, Dragan Mieanovie, Jon Snow. As a personal rule, I don’t watch adaptations of William Shakespeare’s works unless I’ve read the play beforehand. I like to have a … Continue reading

Review: The Descendants

Review: The Descendants

By Kevin Clare ‘Claratsi’ Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller Director: Alexander Payne Runtime: 115 minutes Lost in Paradise Matt King’s (George Clooney) opening narrative unapologetically expresses the true feelings of a man disenchanted with his lot…and why wouldn’t he be? Clooney’s Hawaiian property kahuna’s life is paradise, until his wife is gravely injured … Continue reading

Review: Prometheus

Review: Prometheus

By Kevin Clare ‘Claratsi’ With a quite spectacular prologue that adds even more mystery to the plethora of questions already raised since the announcement of Ridley Scott’s long awaited re-entry into sci-fi. Hopes for Prometheus are lifted to equal the level of hype that has surrounded this pseudo ‘Alien’ prequel.

Film Review: Dark Shadows

Film Review: Dark Shadows

By Daniel Savage Dark Shadows Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfieffer, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote Based on the cult 60s/70s television show, Dark Shadows tells the story of Barnabas Collins (Depp). Born into a wealthy family from Liverpool in the 1700s, he and his parents move to … Continue reading

Film Review: Troll Hunter

By Kevin Clare ‘Claratsi‘ Plot: Three Norwegian students are investigating suspicious bear killings when they begin to shadow the movements of a mysterious ‘hunter’. They soon learn that he is no mere tracker and his quarry is far more dangerous than typical wilderness creatures.

Film Review: The Ides Of March

by Mark Walker Director: George Clooney. Screenplay: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon. Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Mantell.