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The Number 23
The last time director Joel Schumacher collaborated with Jim Carrey, the result - lest we ever forget - was the abortive Batman & Robin, a film of stunning production design and seriously flawed scripting which almost killed off the Caped Crusader. Ten years later, they reunite for The Number 23, a more...
School For Scoundrels
Based on the classic 1960 caper starring Terry Thomas, School For Scoundrels is a gentle comedy about a loser who takes life by the horns, and almost gets gored as he hangs on for dear life. Todd Phillips's film is blessed with winning performances from Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as the more...
Letters From Iwo Jima
Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and deserving of so many more, Letters From Iwo Jima is one of the finest films of Clint Eastwood's already glittering career. His companion piece to the profoundly moving Flags Of Our Fathers relates the same events more...
The Good Shepherd
Robert De Niro steps behind the camera - and briefly in front of it - for this political thriller about the birth of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the terrible price paid by the men who devoted their lives to the department in its infancy. The Good Shepherd is a more...
The Science Of Sleep
Paris - the most romantic city in the world - provides a picturesque backdrop to Michel Gondry's surreal romantic comedy, about a man who prefers to escape reality by retreating into his private dreamworld of childhood memories and cotton wool clouds. The Science Of Sleep is certainly unlike any other film more...
The new comedy from the creators of Shaun Of The Dead is a hugely enjoyable romp in the countryside that handcuffs the loopy plotting of Midsomer Murders to the hysterically overblown action of Lethal Weapon. While Hot Fuzz certainly isn't as satisfying as its zombified predecessor, Edgar Wright's film has charm more...
Because I Said So
"God couldn't be everywhere, so that's why he invented mothers," says Daphne Wilder, the meddling matriarch at the emotional heart of Michael Lehmann's misfiring romantic comedy. "That was on a Hallmark card we gave you", responds one of Daphne's daughters wearily - a charge that could be levelled against much of more...
With his razor-sharp, incisive wit and volcanic rage, Hannibal Lecter has become engrained as one of cinema's most fascinating and fearsome boogiemen. Anthony Hopkins's Oscar-winning portrayal of the brilliant yet deadly killer in The Silence Of The Lambs immortalised the character in the collective consciousness, whispering the immortal lines: "A census more...
A whole new generation of pint-sized vegetarians will be born with the release of a charming new version of E.B. White's magical children's story. Remaining faithful to the book (including the heartbreaking yet life-affirming conclusion), Gary Winick's film is that rare beast: a well-crafted family film that appeals to all ages, more...
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the creators of Finding Nemo and Shark Tale should take some pride in The Reef... presuming they don't mind comparisons to this charmless, humourless facsimile. Released in South Korea last summer under its original title of Shark Bait, Kyungho Lee and Howard more...
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