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Film

May 19, 2008

I learned a harsh lesson upon seeing Iron Man on the Friday after it opened – I am no longer in Masterton. This was evident by the sheer overwhelming number of comic book fanatics gathered en masse to attend Iron Man, and judging by the sexual squeals of appreciation coming from all directions (my companions […]

May 19, 2008

Directed by Helen Smyth La Verdad is the documentary version of a White Russian (the drink, not the race), while at first it seems interesting and does capture the imagination, it is unfulfilling and will leave you regretting even getting involved with it.

May 19, 2008

Directed by David Ayer Street Kings tells the story of ‘LA’s deadliest white boy’ Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), a vodka-swilling LAPD cop who gets dobbed in to Internal Affairs by his ex-partner for repeatedly breaking the rules and going to any means necessary to bring in the bad guys.

May 12, 2008

Anime, like people, aren’t created equal. Most of the kiddie anime we get over here is lacking in almost every category. Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Gi Oh! and every other fucking advertisement masquerading as television don’t do anime any favours. These shows are the most mainstream anime but they are also anime at its […]

May 12, 2008

Southland Tales is not for the viewer who delights in clarity and unambitious philosophical tangents. Director Richard Kelly set an undeniable precedent with his debut film Donnie Darko – a sci fi, arthouse-like black comedy. With such a great film under Kelly’s belt, Southland Tales was a definite disappointment.

May 12, 2008

The Painted Veil is a luscious period piece set in China during the roaring 1920s. Based on the Somerset Maugham book of the same name, it follows young doctor Walter Fane (Ed Norton) and his new wife Kitty (Naomi Watts). While Walter is smitten with the beautiful socialite Kitty, she sees the marriage as a […]

May 5, 2008

In 1938 Frank Capra released a light comedy named You Can’t take it with you, it was well received as most Capra films are, even winning Oscars for best picture and best director. It’s a nice, old time comedy that’s pretty easy to watch but when trying to write a review of it for it […]

May 5, 2008

There’s something about male scantily clad and aesthetically proportioned anime characters. The way their hair seems to swish around the screen as they murder monsters and shoot guns in revealing attire seems to make anime fan girls and paedophiles around the world naughtily wet.

May 5, 2008

Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) is a seminal piece of British cinema. Co-written by its star Paddy Considine and directed by Shane Meadows – creator of the cult classic A Room for Romeo Brass, and the critically acclaimed This is England – it beautifully details notions of revenge, platonic love and the stagnant oppressiveness of rural […]

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