[Movie Review] The Cooler

Starring: William H Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Daniel J Nascarella, Ron Livingston Director: Wayne Kramer Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 2003 Did they ever exist? Is the concept of “coolers” a clever invention of Hollywood? Are coolers about as real as Godzilla, the Blair Witch or a good Kevin Costner movie? Well if so, […]

[Movie Review] Secret Window

Starring: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles Dutton Director: David Koepp Genre: Thriller Cert: 15 Released: 2004 If, after watching “Secret Window”, someone asked you to offer a guess as to the writer of the novel the movie is based on, you would be hard pressed not to hazard a guess at […]

[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 […]