Green Lantern (2011) review
Green Lantern wasn’t at the top of my “want to see” list over the past 2 weeks, so why—in the brief scraps of free time I had in an otherwise hectic fortnight—did I watch it? Because Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life, two films I am anxious to view, were not readily accessible, and Green Lantern was. For someone who had steadfastly avoided most comic...
X-Men: First Class (2011) review
Though I (deliberately) missed all the previous X-Men films, X-Men: First Class is a prequel/origin story, and thus, those who (like myself) came late to the saga of the mutants don’t need to read up on the topic. There are a few in-jokes (a guest appearance by a surly Wolverine and a young Professor X saying “at least I didn’t lose my hair”—oh, just...
The Ward (2010) review
I can’t write too much about John Carpenter’s latest film, The Ward, which has already been shown overseas and gets one of those “video-on-demand and in cinemas” releases in the USA soon (not being a marketing genius, I don’t understand this plan, but The Ward isn’t the first to follow this route so I suppose it works, somehow). Not that the film...