REVIEW: Divergent

Warrior woman loses the battle (★★ Directed by Robert Schwentke. With so few female-lead action films around, and having been pleasantly surprised by the first film in the series, I looked forward to Insurgent, part 2 of the Divergent trilogy, with some anticipation. Sadly – because it’s always sad when potential is squandered – this … More REVIEW: Divergent

The existential nihilist goes to the movies

3SR: Circling the drain like turds in a bowl, the characters in The Counselor serve little purpose other than to annoy the crap out of anyone watching. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Directed by Ridley Scott Written by Cormac McCarthy Thriller. 1hr 57mins. R16 for graphic violence, sex scenes and … More The existential nihilist goes to the movies

Skewed vision of the People’s Princess

3SR: The most pertinent question Diana asks is how deep you will have to dig to find compassion for a woman so privileged and coddled she could not even boil pasta. Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar, Lee Asquith-Coe, Geraldine James and Juliet Stevenson. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Written by Stephen Jeffreys. Biography, drama, … More Skewed vision of the People’s Princess

My Chemical Spidey

3SR: Raimi gives a first class lesson in how to screw up a franchise in little under three hours. Weird, disjointed and full of unusual choices. Spider-man 3 Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, and Topher Grace Directed by Sam Raimi Written by Alvin Sargent Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Superhero. 2hr 19mins. M: contains fantasy violence ** My bro got our tickets … More My Chemical Spidey