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Richard reviews Wolf Creek

Title=Wolf Creek
Score=8
Summary=True horror, suspense and terror unflinchingly shown onscreen. Some rough dialogue early on can jar you out of the movie, but this has some truly terrifying moments. Natural performances, with a stunning turn from the actor playing the psychopath. The “true story” aspect really does hurt the movie and causes more problems at the end, if this had been left out the movie would have scored higher.

Brad Reviews Broken Flowers

Title=Broken Flowers
Score=6
Summary= An impressive display by Bill Murray playing an over the hill Don Juan searching for his son. An artistic driven film which starts out slow but soon picks up and is very enjoyable. Slightly lacking in performance chemistry and affective dialogue. Good performances by Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange and Bill Murray.

Richard reviews Crash

Title=Crash
Score=9
Summary=An uncompromising story, hard hitting, uncomfortable, but very meaty and enjoyable. With strong performances from a huge cast, and excellent writing, this makes for a very good movie. Watch out for some leads playing unexpected roles both excellently and not so. Well worth a watch for some thinking material and real entertainment.

Scotland Film Academy?

I don’t get this at all it seems another wasteful, spotlight grabbing move by corrupt self-serving Politicians who can’t even see further than tomorrows newspaper popularity polls. Sigh…let me take a minute…right, I’m through it. A story from a little while ago on the BBC site tells us the details … [Read More]

John Reviews The Transporter 2

Title=The Transporter 2
Score=6
Summary=Snagging my demographic isn’t really all that hard. Show some amazing stunts, lots of fights with decent martial arts, and finally add in a hot chick with guns in her hands and you can pretty much guarantee a huge male audience will show up to see your film.

John Reviews A Sound Of Thunder

Title=A Sound Of Thunder
Score=2
Summary=A Sci-Fi film can be goofy and dumb and yet still be fun at the same time. But A Sound Of Thunder fails at every level that you can think of. Nothing works in this movie and I can easily predict that this movie will be making my “10 worst movies of 2005” at the end of the year.

John Reviews The Constant Gardener

Title=The Constant Gardener
Score=5
Summary=A movie that I SHOULD have liked, with good people in front of and behind the camera that ground itself to a halt almsot from the very begining and failed to ever get me to care about the people in the film or the issues they were struggling with.

Richard reviews Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist

Title=Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist
Score=9
Summary=A strong and subtle story, building heavily on the characters and in particular Merrin. Providing a lot more focus on his crisis of faith, the person he is, and his slow realisation on his first meeting with a Demon. A much better movie than the other Exorcist film. Also includes a short discussion of the Paul Schrader Q&A session afterwards.