Review: Capote

Finally got around to watching this, possibly the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s greatest performance. One of the greatest writers in 1950s America decides that his best novel would be a biography following the hideous murder of an entire family by two men, and the trial that came after. What he doesn’t expect, in his overconfidence,…

Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay (2D)

So The Hunger Games follows the lead of Harry Potter and – its own spiritual nemesis – Twilght, and splits its final chapter in half. The result… is not surprising. After the events of the trilogy’s second act, Catching Fire, Katniss wakes up surrounded by new allies with dubious motives. She desperately wants to rescue…

Review: A Most Wanted Man

A troubling, quiet but politically charged spy thriller starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his final leading role. After the attack on New York’s Trade Centre in 2001 the dock city of Hamburg in Germany was identified as a security risk; allowing those responsible for the attacks access to the western world and continues…

Review: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

This sequel makes up for a lot of its predecessor’s glaring faults, yet somehow continues to paint its theme in the same unbelievable and contrived fashion. Having survived the Hunger Games, a gladiatorial arena fashioned by a tyrannical society called The Capitol, heroes Katniss and Peeta must deal with their limelight fame from those they…

Review: Punch-Drunk Love

I have no idea how to summerise this film, what a bizarre yet strangely poignant romantic comedy with a seriously strange twist. We follow Adam Sandler’s character who can only be described as “psychologically disturbed”, as he runs a small business and tries to break free of insecurities thrown on him by his seven sisters….

Saga Review: Mission Impossible

I undertook the mission to review possibly one of the most awkward and least consistent film sagas out there, the Mission: Impossible movies! Asides from some similarities between films three and four, the only recurring element is Tom Cruise himself, and given the original film perhaps catapulted his career you cannot blame him for returning…