[Movie Review] The Others

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Christopher Eccleston, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy Director: Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 2001 I wonder why Nicole Kidman held back for so long. After a career spent dwadling in mainly inconsequential movies like “Far and Away”, “My Life”, “The Peacemaker”, “Batman Forever” and “Days […]

[Movie Review] 28 Days Later

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston Director: Danny Boyle Genre: Horror Cert: 18 Released: 2002 Irish courier, Jim, (Murphy) awakes from a coma in his London hospital bed to find a deserted building and deserted streets around it. An abandoned newspaper stand reveals that the city has been […]

[Movie Review] Vanilla Sky

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jason Lee, Kurt Russell, Timothy Spall Director: Cameron Crowe Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2001 When a movie like “Vanilla Sky” hits the screens, you can imagine that it is going to divide the critics and the public like a knife through butter. And so it has. Cameron […]

[Movie Review] Red Dragon

Starring: Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Harvey Keitel Director: Brett Ratner Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 2002 I love watching prequels. It’s so much fun watching “Star Wars Episode II” and knowing that Luke’s dad takes a trip to the darkside in future movies. Eh…in “The Amityville Horror Part II”, we see […]

[Movie Review] Payback

Starring: Mel Gibson, David Paymer, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Kris Kristofferson Director: Brian Helgeland Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 1999 Double-crossed criminal, Porter (Gibson – “What Women Want”, “The Patriot”, “Conspiracy Theory”, “Ransom”), left for dead by his partner, Val (Henry – “Star Trek: Insurrection”, “Raising Cain”), returns to claim back […]

[Movie Review] A Civil Action

Starring: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, John Lithgow, William H Macy, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry Director: Steven Zaillian Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 1998 Cynical personal injury lawyer, Jan Schlichtmann (Travolta), noramlly backs away from any case where he is not sure he can win. When a distressed mother (Quinlan) asks him to take […]

[Movie Review] Brilliant Lies

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Gia Carides, Zoe Carides, Catherine Wilkin, Neil Melville Director: Richard Franklin Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1996 Suzy Connor (Gia Carides) is accusing her boss Gary Fitzgerald (LaPaglia) of sexual harrasment. Although Gary has had a few indiscretions in the past, he flatly denies the claims and is backed up by his […]

[Movie Review] Swordfish

Starring: John Travolta, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones, Sam Shepard Director: Dominic Sena Genre: Action Cert: 18 Released: 2001 It’s easy to like John Travolta. Ever since his inspired comeback in 1994’s “Pulp Fiction”, he’s received acclaim for his turns in “Get Shorty”, “Face/Off” and “Primary Colors”. Of course there’s also been […]

[Movie Review] Training Day

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Dr Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg Director: Antoine Fuqua Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2001 Denzel has done it again, and Ethan has done it for the first time. Both men are nominated for Academy Awards for their respective performances in good cop/bad copy thriller, “Training Day”. […]

[Movie Review] Traffic

Starring: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Miguel Ferrer Director: Steven Soderbergh Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 2000 “Traffic” cleaned up this year at the Oscars, winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing. Director, Steven Soderbergh is not exactly a newcomer, his previous credits are 1989’s controversial […]