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The Iceman (2012)

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Watching The Iceman, the thriller by Israeli director Ariel Vromen starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta, one can’t help query the choice of such [...]

The Echo (2008)

August 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Echo (2008) is one of those films which sounds good on paper, but unfortunately fails to deliver on its promises. Promoted as a tense and creepy thriller, this mystery / [...]

Scream 4 (2011)

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has returned to the town of Woodsborough, where she is promoting her new book. And where Sidney goes, you can bet trouble won’t [...]

Piggy (2012)

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

  I have the suspicion that the classification of Piggy, the new thriller by writer/ director Kieron Hawkes, as a horror film may not be what production company DP Films [...]

Headhunters (2011)

August 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Headhunters, the Norwegian thriller based on the best selling crime novel by author Jo Nesbo is, like its central protagonist Roger Brown (played by Aksel Hennie), [...]

The Family (2013)

July 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

You’d be forgiven – considering those involved – for mistakenly thinking that The Family would make for reasonably passable entertainment. Unfortunately [...]

Gravity (2013)

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

People who follow my reviews regularly will know by now that I have a particular bugbear – namely the incessant overuse of 3D in contemporary Hollywood blockbusters. It [...]

Skyfall (2012)

July 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Judy Dench, is quite simply amongst the best Bond films ever. James Bond (Craig) is missing presumed dead. A [...]

The Devil’s Double (2011)

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Films like The Devil’s Double, though hard to sit through, demand to be seen, if only to warn the public of what goes on outside their own, safely cocooned world. Based [...]