LiveByNight

Live By Night – Review

What makes a “bad film”? Does the whole shebang have to be rotten? Or is it just aspects - the director, the cast, the story, the idea? It might be these questions, and probably a few more, that will...
Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit – Review

Hot Pursuit is an inoffensive journey into Hollywood déjà vu; it’s all so familiar. The overall effect is not exactly bad (barring an apparent silly-costume quota) but is definitely bland. The film...

The Interview – Review

Satire should be served bubbling; so acidic that it burns the spoon on which it is being delivered from. The Interview, by comparison, is a trampled clot of stinging nettles with some tired genital jokes...

Nightcrawler – Review

Jake Gyllenhaal unfurls creepy wings as Lou Bloom, a determined vulture ready to feather his own nest in the shade of the American Dream. Lou’s maniac eyes share the same greedy glint as his hungry camera....

Interstellar – Review

Interstellar is magnificently ambitious. It is just a shame that narrative appears to be the stubbiest finger upon the grasping palm of its lofty aspirations. Nolan’s space odyssey detonates some of the...

Boyhood – Review

Richard Linklater’s expertise - or at least his largest triumphs - has been in the capturing of rapidly burning candles. By comparison, Boyhood (a project filmed over twelve years) is a great fire; burning...