Hotel Artemis (2018) Review

Hotel Artemis (2018) Review

I approached “Hotel Artemis” with an uneasy trepidation, born out of learning that it ran for a trim (these days) 96 minutes. My reasoning was simple: usually a high-concept star-powered action thriller that runs around the hour and a half mark is a sign of something going wrong and a desperate attempt to save the ..

Money Monster (2016) Review

Money Monster (2016) Review

Reuniting George Clooney and Julia Roberts on screen for the first time since 2004’s “Ocean’s 12”, director Jodie Foster has constructed a topical corporate thriller which attempts to combine the hot button issues of domestic terrorism and socioeconomic anger. When a slick money market TV show host is taken hostage by an armed gunman during ..

Elysium (2013) Review

Elysium (2013) Review

Elysium’s grimly determined misanthropy undermines a decent sci-fi action movie “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 the excellent “District 9” is access to healthcare, with a generous side ..