Avengers Assemble (2012)

I want to start this review with a criticism, which is not directly towards the film, but the decision to change the title for some countries, including the UK. In order to avoid confusion with the classic British spy-fi television series…

Battleship (2012)

There are many flaws that come out of Hollywood, but one in particular is brand recognition, in which the studios believe that anything is transferable to the big screen. Although great work has come out of comic books, video/board games…

Rampart (2011)

During his twenty-plus year career, which includes the role of Woody Boyd from Cheers, his Oscar-nominated turn as Larry Flynt and fighting the undead in Zombieland, Woody Harrelson has always been an actor at the top of his game, even…

Trishna (2011)

Very much like the works of Steven Soderbergh, acclaimed British director Michael Winterbottom could not have a more expansive CV, from collaborating with Steve Coogan on 24 Hour Party People and A Cock and Bull Story, to tackling…

John Carter (2012)

In 1912, the creator of Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, conceived a fantasy world within the surface of Mars, which he called Barsoom. Following the adventures of a man from Earth travelling through this Martian world, Burroughs' series of…

The Woman in Black (2012)

Towards the end of last year came the release of the British ghost chiller, The Awakening, which, although a disappointment, was an antidote to the current horror trend of gore and Blair Witch-like visuals. Like The Awakening, or perhaps a…

A Dangerous Method (2011)

When it comes to sex and violence, Canadian maestro David Cronenberg embraces both as he made a name for himself with early horror works like Videodrome and his masterful remake of The Fly, as well as his controversial car-crashing drama…

Chronicle (2012)

Although the current run of the found footage genre has its rocky moments such as the never-ending Paranormal Activity series, there have been some works which are triumphant like Troll Hunter. After the mock documentary approach on the…

The Descendants (2011)

Apart from his short contribution to the anthology Paris Je T'aime, it has been eight years since Alexander Payne last directed a film, which was the Oscar-winning Sideways. Known for his satirical approach in works like Election and About…

Haywire (2011)

Following the announcement of his upcoming retirement from filmmaking, it seems odd that director Steven Soderbergh would do so, as on the evidence of his extensive CV, he never stops working. Between last year’s disaster horror Contagion…