The Man from U.N.C.L.E.- 100 Word Review

Ritchie’s remake of the Cold War television show is a highly entertaining, action-packed romp. A CIA Agent, a KGB Agent and a nuclear scientist’s daughter, Gaby, unite to combat an international terrorist organisation led by the wicked Victoria. Like Sherlock Holmes, Ritchie directs the action with fast, energetic pace. The art design captures the style…

Jason Bourne-100 Word Review

The tagline ‘You Know His Name’ sums it up: Jason Bourne is a stock-standard action flick made purely to sell tickets to loyal fans. It’s CIA versus the little guy, if the little guy is an aging yet buff Matt Damon on a nondescript quest for knowledge about his past. Vikander is impassive and collected,…

Beyond Thunderdome balances Max’s Madness with eccentric storyline- 100 Word Review

Miller’s third post-apocalyptic outing has the craziness of its predecessor with a unexpectedly comprehensible plot. Road Warrior, Max (Gibson) is enlisted by Thunderdome’s ruler to kill a rival in a gladiator-style arena. A subsequent banishment introduces him to a gang of children dreaming of the mythical Tomorrow-Morrow land. When their expedition fails, only Max can save…

Latest Star Wars a Tour De Force- reviewed in 100 Words

Abram’s latest addition to the cult heptalogy is an explosive blend of action and heart which, although borrowing heavily from its predecessors, still brings something new. The Resistance’s galactic attempts to defeat the evil First Order are chronicled with stunning special effects, striking production design, Mindel’s noteworthy cinematography and William’s rousing score. Performances have improved…

Should you go Into the Woods? Maybe Not.

Into the Woods (2014) is a remake of the original musical by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), this musical is based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella. The film boasts an all-star ensemble cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp…

A Deficiency in Despicably Deadly Women

Our film industry has a significant shortage of good female villains. I’ve recently been on a Die Hard Holiday Movie binge, working my way through the series. Having just finished number 4, I was once again reminded of the “Action Movie” genres inability to produce female baddys. I’m not saying they don’t exist, there are plenty…