Posts Tagged ‘Gary Oldman’

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Riding on a wave of critical acclaim amassed at The Venice Film Festival, Tomas Alfredson’s (Let the Right One In) inventive adaptation of John Le Carre’s 1974 spy thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is almost upon us. Set shortly after the infamous Watergate scandal, this intriguing tale of deception...
September 12th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Catherine Hardwicke returns with yet another film aimed at the female teen market. It’s a little bit better than Twilight but that’s like saying having your legs broken is a little bit better than being kneecapped. Okay, okay, maybe I am being a bit too harsh here. Red Riding Hood is actually a visually...
August 25th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
For a film that is perfectly described by its title, the first Kung Fu Panda was a perfectly fine kids’ animation, in which Jack Black did the voice of a panda that learns kung fu. Witty, beautiful animation and well-done martial arts choreography performed by anthropomorphic animals, that’s what...
June 22nd, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Kung Fu Panda (2008)/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Kung Fu Panda (2008)/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
KUNG FU PANDA Kung Fu Panda has a lot going for it. There’s the great vocal cast (Jack Black plays Po, the titular panda while we also get the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen and Lucy Liu to name more than a few), the eye-pleasing animation and the...
June 13th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Red Riding Hood (2011)
After her impromptu expulsion from the Twilight series, director Catherine Hardwicke hasn’t strayed too far thematically with her follow-up Red Riding Hood. A peculiar retelling of the famous fairytale, Red Riding Hood has a few notable merits, but also some intensely distracting flaws. In terms of...
April 12th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Rain Fall (2009)

Rain Fall (2009)
OK, I must admit that I only watched this film because Gary Oldman is my favourite actor. He plays Holtzer, the head of the CIA branch in Tokyo. His team is hunting for a memory stick rumoured to have proof of the corruption of top Japanese officials.  They believe it to be in the hands […]
February 7th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Hannibal (2001)

Hannibal (2001)
Unfairly Doomed to be compared with Silence of the Lambs The moment he signed on to film Hannibal, Ridley Scott must have known he would be thrown out of the window and left to dangle like a Pazzi. It was unavoidable that Hannibal would be held up against Jonathan Demme’s rendition of Silence of...
December 17th, 2010 | Film Reviews | Read More

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)
Snow is falling... all around us... Yes it is time for the flickfeast Christmas festivities to commence and for starters Kevin Matthews gives us a review of Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey... There’s really no point in putting a synopsis of the tale here as, surely, everyone knows...
December 2nd, 2010 | Film Reviews | Read More

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
This film is based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel and was adapted by American screenwriter James V. Hart. It takes a few liberties with the book, including a lot more romantic scenes. However, it does retain certain elements of the novel that are usually emitted from vampire films in general, including...
September 26th, 2010 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Air Force One (1997)

Air Force One (1997)
‘Harrison Ford is the President of the United States’- if that tagline fills you with dread, chances are you probably aren’t going to enjoy Air Force One. However, if you grin at the thought of the great American action star playing the President as a tough, heroic, Medal of Honor winner, beating...
September 20th, 2010 | Film Reviews | Read More