Richard reviews Voices of Iraq

Title=Voices of Iraq
Summary=Strong, insightful documentary. Whatever your views on editing footage, the resulting film shows a strong, intelligent and understanding Iraqi people. A people who show the contradictions in the news we are receiving, and give a clear voice to why the fighting is still in Iraq. A voice that should really be heard. Hard hitting, funny, thoughtful and emotional. A superb documentary.

Richard reviews 36 Quai des Orfèvres at the EIFF

Title=36 Quai des Orfèvres
Summary=Impressive cast with a fantastic performance from Depardieu. The cinematography and score are superbly combined and with the strong script makes for a really good movie, particularly the opening and the various raids. Let down in places by a poor plot device and some weak emotional scenes from Auteuil. Well worth watching.

Richard reviews The Descent

Title=The Descent
Summary=Scary, dark, and full of surprises and scares. A strong cast with realism rooted throughout the script and performances gives for an excellent horror film. Missing a little more depth (pardon the pun) but still a superb movie from Neil Marshall. You’ll be scared and on edge. A must see.

Richard reviews Twist of Faith

Title=Twist of Faith
Summary=One of the most powerful documentaries I’ve seen. Painful and tough to watch, but there are personal rewards to be seen and hope to be gleaned. Very intimate, personal, and real. Wonderfully edited and pulled together to tell a tough story of a surprising normal family still affected by sexual abuse.

Richard reviews Dark Water

Title=Dark Water
Summary=Good although if you’ve seen the original it’s just not as good. Great performance from Connelly and good support. Excellent location and sets, but the second half just does everything too big for this slower paced horror\thriller. Not a great remake, but a good movie on it’s own.

Richard reviews Fantastic Four

Title=Fantastic Four
Summary=Good light, entertainment. This is a popcorn movie and not something meaty or thoughtful. Well paced, good fun and funny. Chiklis, Evans and McMahon are great to watch. Although it’s not a Batman or Spiderman, it’s not as bad as it’s made out.

Richard reviews Batman Begins

Title=Batman Begins
Summary=A fantastically written story and wonderfully brought to the big screen. Despite the very poorly filmed action sequences the movie shows an excellent return for the Batman and turning to the true Dark Knight for its inspiration. This does for the movie series what Batman: Year One has done to the graphic novels, told the definitive story of the birth of Batman and the characters around him.

Bruce Campbell, successful author

Title=Bruce Campbell – If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Summary=A good book, entertaining and a real eye opener for anyone thinking of entering the same profession , be it in front of the camera, or behind.

The Aviary

Title=The Aviary
Summary=A difficult movie to associate with unless you understand the life of the Flight Attendant, but there are some interesting moments and it does get across the hard and lonely life they can face. Some weak acting and unsympathetic characters don’t help the movie any.

John Reviews Batman Begins 8/10

Title=Batman Begins
Summary=In this film, Batman is truly a dark character. Vicious, angry, fear inducing. When Bruce puts on the cowl and cape his true self comes out. This is the Batman film that Batman fans have been waiting to see.