Passenger Side: LA Story
★★★★☆ Adam Scott and writer/director Joel Bissonnette play Micheal and Tobey; two brothers out on a forced day road trip in which the former (predictably, a down and out writer) chauffeurs the later (an ex drugg addict) to various job interviews around LA. When Tobey’s true intentions for his errands are made clear their pair are forced to live up to some home truths in the close confines...
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Julia's Eyes: Blind Horror
★★★☆☆ Reeking of producer Guillermo Del Torro’s Gothic cookery , Guillem Morales shiny, taught thriller see’s the titular Julia (Belén Rueda) hot on the heels of her twin sister Sara’s maybe killer while fighting off a degenerative eye disease. It’s a nicely shot, glossy and technically crafted affair which certainly tries it’s hardest (but sadly fails) to avoid...
Pina: Deep Performance
★★★★☆ Wim Wender’s first foray in to the forever growing realm of 3D, much like Werner Herzog’s, is one of the most intriguing so far. Like Cave of Forgotten Dreams it uses the technology not to pointlessly drive home any bombastic element of action cinema nor does it try to inject scenes into which the head wrecking element of space is superficially there as a springboard to an...
Insidious: Surface Horror
★★☆☆☆ Leigh Whannell and James Wan certainly caused quite a stir with the vicious and violent Saw film which went on to spawn a billion sequels and probably make a billion dollars. Insidious see’s Wan grappling with many influences (Polanski and Argento stand fully at the front) and although starting fresh, his film sadly ends up gurgling out of life at the half way mark, becoming a...