If her beautifully balanced tragicomic performance doesn’t win the best actress Oscar at next month’s ceremony I’ll eat a big bag of dicks.
The cinematic equivalent of having your head wrapped in flashing Christmas-tree lights while someone tries to surprise you with an air-horn.
Sure, it looks good – great in fact – and the frequent action is uncompromising and well done, but it’s all a bit ham-fisted.
Eeloo? Warner Brothers? Ees Guillermo Del Torro ‘ere.
Zombies, eh? Can't live with 'em, can't live without ‘em wanting to eat your kids...
This is the part Vin Diesel was born to play, not because of his thespian skills, but because he’s almost named after van fuel.
Come for the eye-candy, but stay for the story.
If a film has a twist, but the twist is in the middle of the film, then it’s not really a twist, is it?
Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Where’s Osama?’ is an intelligent film - uncompromisingly so, in fact - but I question its wisdom.
Technically it is near perfect, the performances are exemplary, the plot is classic literature...
I wonder why Peter Jackson has decided to… That much? Yes, I guess it would make financial sense to do it that way.
It’s intelligently crafted, brilliantly acted, flawlessly authentic and consistently gripping.
"It’s a breathtakingly brutal, tear-pissingly moving and savagely beautiful odyssey of a young girl’s struggle for survival..."
"the film has a cool quasi-steampunk groove to it, and it’s paced well enough that the bloody stupidity doesn’t get in the way" - Jay works his way through Looper
Obviously, my drawers are bulging with Dick, so do I really need to make space in my DVD cabinet for yet another take on his canon?
Gone is the boil-in-the-bag kookiness we’ve come to expect; this is a truly sumptuous and lavish affair.
This month our chef is Joss Whedon and his ingredients are prime beef, short-crust pastry, mushrooms, and a piece of dog-shit.
So, picture the scene: A desperate Hollywood film exec scans his child’s bedroom. He senses potential inspiration and plunges his arm, elbow deep, into the nearby toy-box.
This reboot is handled with an air of genuine affection towards the kind of 80s action films and trash TV, whilst simultaneously poking fun at it.
"It’s not what you see, but what you don’t see; scares lurk in the shadows, and director James Watkins has the patience to build the tension until it is almost unbearable." - Jay Freeman on Woman In Black's impact...
"Undeniably though, here a film stripped of colour and sound reminds us that it is great storytelling that distinguishes a work." - Jay reviews the masterpiece, The Artist
It’s high-tech, slick, completely preposterous and, while it’s not the best of the series (that would be number 1) it’s not the worst (3).
Like Obama, it is stylish and intelligent; like Bush, it is twisty and dense; and, like Kennedy, it is expertly shot.
It’s two losers Vs two violent morons. Both of which pairings start to grate on you like mozzarella on the pepperoni of your nerves...
Friends with Benefits manages to have its cake and eat it, but do Timberlake and Kunis? I think you’ll enjoy finding out.
As a depiction of domestic abuse it is shocking but never gratuitous. Most importantly, as a story it is utterly compelling.
"Frowning people say “objection” a lot. Gown-clad people say “overruled” almost as frequently. Women take their clothes off. In the courtroom. Seriously..."
Ryan Gosling stars in this stylish, moody action thriller about a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals.
Brilliantly dark UK comedy as Brendan Gleeson plays a confrontational Irish cop with a subversive sense of humour...
Here is the chicken-and-egg documentary about who’s the bigger pretentious ball-sack – him or the rest of Hollywood!
Norwegian film about a group of student film makers investigating bear attacks, when they stumble across a hunter tracking something much more interesting...
"This is a perfect way to spend a January afternoon on the sofa - chilling out with a turkey sandwich and a story of espionage and betrayal."
Everyone has a mate that’s a bit like one of them so we can all relate. And if you are there thinking “I don’t” – it’s you!
The robots look amazing; so does Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley.
They’re back, and this time they take on the world as Lightning McQueen tries to be the fastest… oh, who cares!
Special effects-laden superhero flick starring Ryan Reynolds.
"Whilst this comparison provides the closeted movie-goer with a shield of masculinity as their testosterone threatens to tear itself from their bodies it doesn’t go anywhere near to describing why this film works..."
John Carpenter is back, and I mean actually making a horror film not just allowing his name to be jammed into the title. Will it be scary? God I hope so.
Comedy starring Cameron Diaz as the titular classroom role model. She’s hot, it’s funny, the film works for me.
Ed Helms from the Hangover gets his own starring role in this comedy. Pretty funny stuff from Sideways’ Alexander Payne.