*NEW* BATTLE OF THE SEXES REVIEW *NEW*

A sterling turn from Stone lifts this easygoing sports biopic from TV movie-land. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell). The opening got straight to it. Clocking bonus points for shooting the opening credit sequences in … Continue reading *NEW* BATTLE OF THE SEXES REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* LA LA LAND REVIEW *NEW*

Over-hyped drivel. Well, that’s what I thought I was going to say. Overrated, maybe? But as much as I tried to resist the crazy hype train, I still couldn’t help but fall for this highly watchable and entertaining romp. A jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) falls for an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los Angeles. The … Continue reading *NEW* LA LA LAND REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* IRRATIONAL MAN REVIEW *NEW*

Just like the protagonist. Strange, dark and all over the place. A tormented philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line) finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. “All we do is talk, talk, talk”. I should have known what to expect from an Allen flick. The guy loves to talk. … Continue reading *NEW* IRRATIONAL MAN REVIEW *NEW*

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT REVIEW

There’s a little bit of magic in the cast BUT apart from that the moonlight just revealed all the flaws with this dated affair, old sport. Not my best summary. Despite the age gap, Colin Firth and Emma Stone have good chemistry and make this easy going and predictable 20s flick more than watchable. So … Continue reading MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT REVIEW

BIRDMAN REVIEW

It didn't make me fly for the exit. Strange, bizarre, funny and different. A breath of fresh air. A promising start for a new year in film. Hopefully. A somewhat slow opening did leave me a little anxious after the endless hype. So much so that two people left within 15 minutes! BUT it was … Continue reading BIRDMAN REVIEW

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 REVIEW

The-Not-So-Amazing-And-Incredibly-Corny-Spiderman. Stunning special effects and 3D trickery does not a good movie make. Certainly made it watchable BUT with a gushy teen romance subplot dominating an overlong screen time, villains that hardly threatened or entertained and a plot that was nothing more than build up for another inevitable installment, you can't help but question why … Continue reading THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 REVIEW