[Movie Review] Closer

Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen Director: Mike Nichols Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2004 Obituary writer Dan (Law) and Alice (Portman) observe each other from a distance on the street and get so caught up in exchanging smiles that Alice wanders aimlessly in front of a car. Dan brings her to […]

[Movie Review] The Amityville Horror (1979)

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger Director: Stuart Rosenberg Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 1979 The Lutz family have found their dream home – 112 Ocean Drive, Amityville. It’s huge and although about a third cheaper than it’s true value, is still going to be hard to afford. But George (Brolin) is determined to […]

[Movie Review] White Noise

Starring: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Sarah Strange, Chandra West Director: Geoffrey Sax Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2004 Michael Keaton reappears from whatever cryogenic career-freeze he indulged in over the last few years to take the lead in yet another of those appealing spooky movies that everyone loves to watch. Think “Ghost”, […]

Looking to the sky

It’s common practice for people to over-dramatise their life. A slight inconvenience can become a major problem – then that inconvenience is overwritten by something bigger and the first one is soon forgotten. Sitting on the bus or in a doctor’s waiting room or wherever, you’ll often hear agitated conversation between people about how the […]