[Movie Review] The Man Who Wasn't There

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini, Michael Badalucco, Jon Polito Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 2001 Since this is a Coens movie, you can only expect one outcome. That is for me to decalre it as a triumph and encourage you to go see it. Well, yes I […]

[Movie Review] 15 Minutes

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks Director: John Herzfeld Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2000 Armed with a screen legend and socially-aware subject matter in “15 Minutes”, director John Herzfeld mixes exciting action fare with an attempt to instil a deeper commentary about media obsession with tragedy. Eddie Fleming (De Niro) […]

[Movie Review] Final Destination

Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Daniel Roebuck, Roger Guenveur Smith, Tony Todd Director: James Wong Genre: Horror Cert: 15 Released: 2000 It’s a bunch of teenagers, a horror premise and a set of elaborately mapped out deaths – oh joy! When Alex (Sawa – “Casper”, “Now And Then”) experiences pre-flights nerves […]

[Movie Review] The 6th Day

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenneger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Robert Duvall Director: Roger Spottiswoode Genre: Sci-Fi Cert: 15 Released: 2000 We’re vaguely told that it is sometime in the future and while human cloning is outlawed, the cloning of animals has become an acceptable way to replace that dead pet situation that we all hate […]

[Movie Review] Memento

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Stephen Toblowsky Director: Christopher Nolan Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2000 Guy Pearce is now a far cry from being speedo wearing Mike, in the Australian TV soap, Neighbours where he spent 4 years until 1990. After huge success in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and “LA Confidential” […]

[Movie Review] Summer of Sam

Starring: John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody, Anthony LaPaglia Director: Spike Lee Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 1999 In the 1970s, New York was shaken by what was known as the “Son of Sam” murders. A satanical serial killer, called David Berkowitz, murdered late-night lovers parked in lay-bys and threw the whole city […]

[Movie Review] The Bone Collector

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Ed O’Neill Director: Phillip Noyce Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 1999 Another sadistic and violent thriller to add to the tons of others flying around – “Seven”, “Kiss the Girls”, “Fallen”, for example. Quadriplegic ex-forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme (Washington) teams up with quick-thinking cop Amelia Donaghy […]

[Movie Review] The Negotiator

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Samuel L Jackson, JT Walsh, David Morse, Paul Giamatti Director: F Gary Gray Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 1998 If you went back just three years before the release of this movie, you may find that Samuel Jackson and Kevin Spacey were two of Hollywood’s lesser known names. Jackson was just about […]

[Movie Review] Scream 2

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette Director: Wes Craven Genre: Horror Cert: 18 Released: 1997 If ever a film cried out for a sequel, it was “Scream”. The first instalment of what is currently a trilogy, was as unique and sharp as a slasher horror can get. Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson […]

[Movie Review] Fallen

Starring: Denzel Washington, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman Director: Gregory Hoblit Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 1998 There’s nothing like a good supernatural chiller. In fact the last good movie of this ilk that I’d seen was “The First Power” with Lou Diamond Phillips way back in 1990. After watching “Fallen”, it’s still the last good […]