The Book of Eli (2010)

I’m ashamed to admit it, but prior to viewing The Book of Eli I’d only seen one picture directed by the Hughes Brothers. 2001’s From Hell was a stylish and lightly entertaining Jack the Ripper thriller, but it was hardly a masterpiece. The…

Whiteout (2009)

Adapted from a graphic novel of the same name, Whiteout is a murder mystery set in the harsh but beautiful landscape of Antarctica. On first glance things seem encouraging enough. Kate Beckinsale is a credible lead, the merciless…

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

In 1984 Wes Craven directed A Nightmare on Elm Street, and a star was born. I’m not alluding to the filmmakers or even a young Johnny Depp who featured fairly prominently, but rather the movie’s notorious villain Freddy Krueger. Depicted…

Azumi (2003)

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Cast: Aya Ueto, Yoshio Harada, Yuma Ishigaki, Jo Odagiri, among others Runtime (this DVD version): 123 min. Country: Japan Have you spent the past seven years living in ignorance of Azumi? Have you heard of Azumi,…

NMA: Cruise leads star turnout

Stars including Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Radcliffe and Orlando Bloom attended the National Movie Awards 2010 ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall. Tom Cruise received a screen icon award which was presented to him by Gwyneth…

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Reflecting on one of the worlds most successful movie sagas, it's quite difficult to comprehend that Pierce Brosnan began his adventures as James Bond some 15 years ago in the movie Goldeneye - something which sounds older and older the…

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Just thinking about this remake will wake me up in a cold sweat . . . . There was a bad feeling about this movie from the start and horror fans weren't impressed. A remake/reimagining/redux/rehash of the very first Freddy Krueger movie…