The Dark Knight Rises Review

Today, very rarely do truly epic cinematic events rise from ambiguity in such a spectacular manner as Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. Following The Caped Crusader’s eight year absence from cinemas little was expected from 2005’s Batman Begins in the wake of previously disappointing additions into the beloved franchise. Nolan’s previous filmsultimately hinted at the vast […]

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Take Two: The Reboot Renaissance

Following his enlistment into Marvel’s Avengers as the deadly marksman, Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner continues his action-packed summer, starring as Aaron Cross in the latest entry into The Bourne Saga. The fourth instalment in the series, The Bourne Legacy, solidifies the fact that when it comes to government bred super-soldiers “There was never just one”. Interweaving […]

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The Woman in Black Review

Without a sudden eruption of blood and guts or a suburban home’s transformation into the devil’s playground it would seem that horror can no longer shock or more importantly legitimately evoke fear in its audience.  There is a subtle distinction between shock and fear and an understanding of this is why The Women in Black […]

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Man on a Ledge

MAN ON A LEDGE FALLS FLAT ON ITS FACE After being sentenced to twenty-five big ones in Sing Sing correctional facility, ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) executes a plan to not only escape his incarceration but clear his name of the high-profile crime for which he was framed. Following an action packed origins story indebted […]

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

NORDIC NOIR ‘The feelbad movie of Christmas’ is quite a tagline to live up to, yet after witnessing the title sequence to David Fincher’s English language remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) it would seem that the director can more than deliver on the twisted public relations posturing. Fincher’s highly stylized opening […]

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Drive Review

In 1968 Steve McQueen decided to go for a drive, a slow burning game of cat and mouse through the peaks and valleys of San Francisco’s now iconic boulevards that proved a man with a score to settle and access to a gleaming hunk of horsepower was in fact the quintessence of cool. Peter Yates’ […]

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