MORTDECAI REVIEW

Mortified! Oh how the mighty have fallen. Johnny Depp does his damndest to make this dreadfully unfunny farce watchable but frankly my dears, it’s just not good enough or funny enough. If you were a little reluctant about seeing this after viewing the trailers, I’m sorry to say it is just as bad as you … Continue reading MORTDECAI REVIEW

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FOXCATCHER REVIEW

Tough, slow and frustrating. I’d rather watch “What Did The Fox Say?” for two hours than endure this over-hyped ensemble piece again. Watching this film made me feel like I had been in a wrestling match. Tired, achy, drained and frustrated. When I first saw the trailers, I had high hopes. I went in ready … Continue reading FOXCATCHER REVIEW

WILD REVIEW

Did Reese Witherspoon's performance drive me wild with praise or RAGE? The director of Dallas Buyers Club returns with another Oscar contender but can lightning strike twice? Right, enough questions. Not bad at all. I had mixed feelings about Reese Witherspoon. I mean, Legally Blonde? No, no, no. That was until her Oscar winning turn … Continue reading WILD REVIEW

AMERICAN SNIPER REVIEW

Has Bradley Cooper got that Oscar in his sights? Only one way to find out . . . Clint Eastwood delivers a riveting, if overlong, war biopic on the most lethal sniper in US history. Bradley Cooper in one word. Fantastic. I have been impressed by his versatility and range. To be able to go from … Continue reading AMERICAN SNIPER REVIEW

THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH REVIEW

Looks like the franchise died before it could even begin. This hollow (but occasionally jumpy) sequel feels like nothing more than a ghost of it's predecessor. As the film came to a close, I had a horrible feeling. Not one of unease or relief but one of disappointment. Now, I have never seen the theatrical … Continue reading THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH REVIEW

ANNIE REVIEW

I think I'm going to like it here. Well, I didn't like this. A needless remake of a classic musical. OTT, ridiculously cheesy and to make it all worse, it was just rubbish. From the opening musical number with the sassy Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) making all the class clap and stomp in tune (The front row … Continue reading ANNIE REVIEW

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS REVIEW

Exoduzzzzz. Basically the Dark Prince of Egypt. No singing, a whole lot darker and a whole lot longer.  A mess. A beautifully shot one but a mess all the same. So what’s it all about? (For those who don’t know) The defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), … Continue reading EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS REVIEW