Reviews encompassing a wide range of movies from Hollywood blockbusters to independent features.

Richard reviews The Descent

Title=The Descent Score=9 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 Score=10 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 Score=6 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 Score=7 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 Score=9 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.

The Aviary

Title=The Aviary Score=4 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.