From a 911 emergency call centre in America, operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) fields the pleas for help with ease while the distressed callers hauntingly echo throughout the facility. Stabbings, shootings, suicide attempts, drug overdoses,…
The Call is a thriller that works tremendously for the duration of the titular ‘call.’
It should be retitled; ‘Sidonie, Marie Antoinette’s just not that into you.’
It’s mostly a mediocre walk through the breakdown of a marriage; dad can’t move on, the daughter avoids intimacy and the son does drugs.
Here we are at Fast and Furious 6. You know there’s going to be an off-plot street racing scene. You know there’s going to be more scantily clad women dancing on cars than a Lil Wayne video. And you know that no matter what odds are against him, Vin Diesel is going to come walking out of the flames cut and dirty, but otherwise unharmed at the end of it all.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gives quite an affecting performance in the forgettable, often-preposterous Snitch.
Drift is a solid, if safe, surfing drama.
Oh boy… Angels of Evil is the most unintentional smash-hit comedy of the year.
Evil Dead is hardcore horror and an impressive technical feat.
It’s certainly violent, no question, but that’s about all it has going in favour.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a cosmic fireball of epic proportions. It’s fun to watch but it’s mostly just empty space dust.
Drift is a film that is superb on the water but a little wobbly on dry land.
Spring Breakers is one of the most potent pieces of satire and filmmaking to hit the screen so far this year.
For the second time, Derek Cianfrance shows us his love of cinema’s loners and outcasts via the ultimate It kid of now, Ryan Gosling.
Broken takes a toxic suburbia and tenderly examines the fallout.
After a superb first half you could probably walk from the cinema satisfied with The Place Beyond the Pines. It’s a shame to forsake that satisfaction by witnessing a well laid plan completely fall apart.
Cinema Jenin is an enlightening documentary account of a tightrope evasion of political, cultural and economic obstacles to resurrect a decrepit Palestinian cinema.
Olympus Has Fallen is the stupid, dark fantasy of backward white trash America that needs another domestic threat to trigger war.
THERESE DESQUEYROUX is an early feminist suffrage text, except instead of the heroine suffering it’s the audience.
The tie-ins to The Avengers and the Marvel Universe add a layer to the story’s context and hero, but Iron Man 3 remains a competent stand-alone adventure.