Monday, 03 April 2017 22:02

Free Fire Review

With one eye on seventies crime cinema and a set-up that echoes Reservoir Dogs, Ben Wheatley’s raucous shoot ‘em up Free Fire can’t help but feel like one of those Tarantino knock-offs that poured into cinemas in the ‘90s. But Wheatley, as always, puts his unique spin on it, avoiding any convoluted plotting and whittling down the backstory until all that’s left is a lean, violent and darkly comic excuse for one big, messy gun fight.

Monday, 05 May 2014 20:19

Transcendence Review

Wally Pfister steps up as first time director with Transcendence but does this film mark the next step in evolution or is it a fast track back to the Stone Age?

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:55

Red Lights Review

Director Rodrigo Cortes made a minor splash with 2010's Buried, a one-man thriller set inside a coffin buried beneath the ground. Looking to build on the craft and ingenuity of that low-key effort, Cortes' Red Lights is intricate and often intriguing but falls short of realising the potential shown in Buried.

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 22:24

In Time Review

In the near future where people stop ageing at 25 and time is the currency, Will Salas (Timberlake) finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit and embarks on a mission to level out the world's wealth, targeting the eternally wealthy Phillipe Weiss (Kartheiser), kidnapping his daughter Sylvia (Seyfried) along the way.