The BFG (2016) Review

Shining like the most gloriumptious bottled dream, “The BFG” bestrides the lacklustre summer blockbuster season like a magical Colossus of Rhodes. A welcome big screen return for the wonderful imagination of Roald Dahl and an even more welcome return for the Spielberg of old, the master of childlike wonder and spellbinding fantasy. When orphan Sophie … Continue reading The BFG (2016) Review

Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015) Review

From the very first frame, “Fifty Shades Of Grey” positively drips with tension. Unfortunately, it’s not the sexual kind. There’s a palpable sense of nervousness and awkwardness in the opening scenes that has little to do with impossibly naïve and twee ingénue Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) or uncomfortably self-conscious billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan – … Continue reading Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015) Review

Elysium (2013) Review

SPOILER WARNING: I‘m going to go into some details which give away plot elements in the film, so consider yourself warned. “Elysium” is a political statement. Unfortunately, it’s a heavy handed, ham-fisted political statement backed up by too little story, paper-thin clichéd characterisation and breathtakingly inept world-building. The particular cause in Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to … Continue reading Elysium (2013) Review