A stylish modern take on the classic American horror story, Wrong Turn remains an impressive example of horror cinema done right seven years after its initial release at the peak of the slasher genre revival in 2003.
Like life itself, Sean Ellis’ film Cashback is a fleeting, vibrant and bittersweet experience, with its ups and downs masterfully acted out and captured on celluloid thanks to stellar performances from everyone involved.
Although a bit overrated, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo can be an enjoyable way to spend the evening if it is mystery you seek and do not mind the slow pacing and subtitles. However, it is at best a popular cult film – clearly not the new artistic masterpiece some have made it sound to be.
Interpreting film noir essentially as a mindless frenzy of shabbily dressed lunatics slicing off each other’s limbs with machetes, The Book of Eli fails to build credibility as the refined genre work it purports itself to be.
With its collapsible giant mushrooms, predatory pterodactyl-types and rhinoceros-like hammer-headed creatures, Avatar is every bit as good as promised and sets a clear example of what sci-fi movies should be like.
Jason Reitman’s Oscar-nominated new film Up in the Air with master charmer George Clooney in the lead role is a multilayered and unusually complex work that clearly intends to make its audience think after viewing and perhaps even ponder their own beliefs.