• Make Us Dream

    Who has been the best midfielder in the history of the Premier League? Man Utd fans will pick Scholes. Chelsea fans will pick Lampard and Liverpool fans will say Steven Gerrard. Neutrals will vary between the three and the argument will go on and on in the pub and between the pundits on TV for … read more

  • American Sniper - Entertaining Film, Disturbing Book.

    About my rating system Clint Eastwood delivers another superbly entertaining movie. However, it’s hard to review the movie without considering the source material. I’ve read other reviews that criticises the film because it shows a one-sided view of Chris Kyle and fails to tackle the politics of the … read more

  • In Defence of Tom Cruise

    I love Tom Cruise. There, I’ve said it. The break-up of Tom-Kat seems to have sparked another round of Tom Cruise bashing in the media. I really don’t understand the crazy tag that got assigned to him after jumping on Oprah Winfrey’s sofa. Why was that such a big deal? What’s wrong with showing a … read more

  • The Descendants (2011)

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  • In Time (2011)

    My Rating: About my rating system Inceptionset a new benchmark for sci-fi movies. This was genuinely a new idea expertly executed by a great director - Christopher Nolan. So when I saw the trailer for In TimeI was hoping that this would be the next in a new era of interesting films based on an … read more

  • Melancholia (2011)

    My Rating: About my rating system I’ll preface this by saying this is the first film I have seen from the controversial Danish film maker Lars von Trier. I’m aware of his work and had an idea what to expect. I’ve got Antichristqueued up to watch but haven’t dared to sit through it yet. … read more

  • The Conversation (1974)

    My Rating: About my rating system Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is an expert in his trade. We learn throughout the film how good he is and how well regarded he is by his peers. When he goes to the trade shows he doesn’t need to fall for the patter of the sales guys - he makes all his own equipment, … read more

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

    My Rating: About my rating system I’ve had the second Transformers movie for quite a while but it has been fairly low down on my to-watch list. With the third movie in the franchise now out I thought I’d give it a go to see if it’s as bad as the reviews suggest. It is. The first Transformers movie … read more

  • Contagion (2011)

    My Rating: About my rating system Contagion is about the terrifying prospect of a pandemic deadly disease outbreak, with an impact similar in scale to the 1918 Spanish Flu which killed at least 3% of the global population. There’s some fine performances from a stellar cast, including Matt Damon, … read more

  • Remember Me (2010)

    My Rating: About my rating system I knew very little about Remember Me before watching it so the end came as a complete shock, despite the fact that in retrospect I can see there were clear clues to the final event throughout the film. Sometimes I'm attuned to these things, not this time. Robert … read more

  • The Company Men (2010)

    My Rating: About my rating system The Company Men attempts to portray the human impact of corporate downsizing as a result of the global financial crisis. You may think this is going to be something akin to the The Pursuit of Happyness, where an average joe has some bad luck and ends up losing … read more

  • Another Earth (2011)

    My Rating: About my rating system Another Earth is one of those slow-paced, arty, independent films, that looks like it’s been developed specifically for a film festival. The story has two main threads. Rhoda Williams is a high school student who has just been accepted to MIT. She has a promising … read more

  • Barney's Version (2010)

    My Rating: About my rating system Barney’s Version tell the story of Barney Panofsky, a balding, overweight American Jew who drinks too much, smokes too much, and yet manages to find beautiful women who agree to marry him. The movie plays out largely in flashback. We first learn that Barney has a … read more

  • Notes on a Scandal (2006)

    My Rating:  About my rating system   Judi Dench and Cate Blanchet both received Oscar nominations for Notes on a Scandal - a psychological drama with themes such as loneliness, vulnerability and manipulation. Judi Dench plays Barbara Covett, a battle-axe teacher nearing retirement in a London … read more

  • Movie Reviews

    I’ve decided to start writing some short movie reviews on here. I’ve got quite a large DVD collection, most of of which I’ve now copied on to my Apple TV set-up. In my geekness, I’ve got movies stored on a couple of external hard disks connected to my wireless router so that I can stream them … read more

  • My Favourite Films of 2010

    As is customary this time of year, here's a list of some of my favourites films from 2010. There's no doubt going to be other great films that came out in 2010 which aren't listed here simply because I haven't seen them yet, but these are the ones I have seen and enjoyed the most: 1. The Social … read more

  • My Favourite Film of 2008

    There was only one real contender for my favourite film release of 2008, and that is... In Bruges was easily the most enjoyable film that I've seen since Last King of Scotland. The wordplay in particular between Colin Farrell's character - Ray, and Brendan Gleeson's character - Ken, represents a … read more

  • Quantum of Solace

    Being a rather geeky James Bond fan I was very much looking forward to the Quantum of Solace. After the re-incarnation of James Bond in Casino Royale, which kept pretty much authentic to the original plot and character in Ian Fleming's novel, I had high hopes for QoS. What a disappointment. Unlike … read more

  • Rambo

    I've just returned from watching Rambo at our local flicks. Growing up with the Rambo films I was looking forward to seeing this final revisit, particularly after seeing, and enjoying, Rocky Balboa, Sly's other throw back to the eighties. Whereas Rocky Balboa worked well as mainly a character drama; … read more

  • Who killed the electric car

    In 1996 Electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust, and ran without gasoline. 10 years later these futuristic cars were almost entirely gone. What happened? This is the question that is addressed in the award winning documentary 'Who … read more