Reviews

DVD Flashback: Flatliners

Title=Flatliners
Score=9
Summary= 5 obsessed medical students embark on a research project to solve the questions of life and death. After exploring a world we are not supposed to trespass into, the students bring back the spirits of their pasts, and not everyone is glad to see them. In order to regain their sanity and safty, the group must work together to stop the strange phenomenon which has begun and protect each other from harm.

This Sci-Fi Thriller directed by Joel Schumacher stars the young cast of Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt. It’s an eye catcher on any DVD shelf.

DVD Flashback: Splash

Title=Splash
Score=7
Summary= Great comedy about falling in love, doing what ever it takes to be with the one you love, and mermaids. Stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy and the late great John Candy. A great old flick that is fun from start to finish. Revisit these stars to when they were begining there carriers and see what it was that made them who they are today.

Richard reviews Prey Alone

Title=Prey Alone
Score=8
Summary=A tight, dark and tense movie which turns into a Hollywood sized action picture with some superbly crafted scenes. Great effects which don’t overpower the movie, and the biggest thing of all is the story, great reveal and a well woven story lifting you to the finale. An excellent short.

Banlieue 13 Review

All righty, well the Toronto Film Festival wrapped up a number of days ago and while I didn’t get a chance to see very much simply because I’m a poor, shell-of-a-man, I did manage to have open tickets to see as many midnight showings as I wanted. I managed to … [Read More]

Richard reviews Sigaw (Echo)

Title=Sigaw (Echo)
Score=7
Summary=Good cinematography, excellent score and strong actors, combined with a simple yet haunting script and you have a scary horror movie that builds tension superbly and makes you jump out of your seat, without slashing and hacking everything in sight. A very good movie that shows the Philippine film industry knows about style, acting and horror. Unfortunately it suffers from a not so perfect DVD transfer.

Brad Reviews Grizzly Man

Title=Grizzly Man
Score=4
Summary= A difficult documentary to watch. Timothy Treadwell’s lack of cognitive thought processes will both bother you and fill you with wonder. There are moments in this picture which could never be captured on film if it wasn’t for this simple minded hippy. Poor interviews, with the exception of a few intelligent people who save this movie from being the largest collection of dim wits ever assembled.

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.