Film Review

Film Review

Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers – a reference to the Dia de las Flores festival in Cuba – is a lighthearted, romantic family melodrama and potential crowdpleaser for a Saturday night in at best. That doesn’t sound like a glowing recommendation for a feature film but I don’t think it is […]

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Frozen (2013)

‘Tis the season for Christmas and snow related films… And so far we’re doing a lot better than last year. Granted Rise of the Guardians was good fun, but it pales in comparison to Disney’s Frozen. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen it tells the […]

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

It is hard to make a film truly engaging when faced with bringing true life to the big screen.  The idea of murdering a spurned lover is such a common plot device, it is now overly used in bad ‘obsessive/doomed’ relationship stories that offer nothing fresh in terms of perspective.  […]

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Making Mr. Right (1987)

It would be easy to think that someone saw Weird Science (1985), decided to gender-reverse it, and ended up with Making Mr. Right. And there certainly is a hint of that, but not quite. Making Mr. Right is a little known and little-seen stylish sci-fi comedy about an android, Ulysses […]

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Cohen And Tate (1988)

Written and directed by Eric Red, who also gave cinema audiences the magnificence of The Hitcher in the 1980s, Cohen & Tate is a dark thriller with a great vein of black humour running through it. It also, much like Red’s best film, spends most of its runtime in a […]

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Weird Science (1985)

Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith star as Gary and Wyatt in this enjoyable comedy from the prolific writer-director John Hughes (who, apparently, wrote this in about two days). Gary and Wyatt are losers. They have no friends and no chance to ever get close to the young women they […]

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Saving Santa (2013)

Poor Bernard (Martin Freeman) is one of Santa’s elves.  However instead of getting to work at Santech, where they develop the technology to help Santa make his Christmas Eve deliveries on time, Bernard is relegated to cleaning out the reindeer’s stables and getting them ready for the most important night […]

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Powder Room (2013)

Men around the world can rejoice!  Finally the mystique of what goes on behind the door of a ladies nightclub has been shattered, but what we see may not necessarily be what we were expecting.  Based on the stage play ‘When Woman Wee’, Powder Room follows down on her luck […]

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In Fear (2013)

In Fear is Jeremy Lovering’s feature film debut in the true spirit of the British horror genre, creating an atmosphere of psychological scares without the gore through a process of escalation of tension and terror and all of this in a low budget setting with minimal resources of not more […]