Across The View Askewniverse: Cop Out (2010) Review

In retrospect, “Cop Out” can be seen as a pivotal and hugely influential film in Smith’s directing career. Easily his unhappiest production, and most underwhelming end product, the fact that it remains his highest-grossing movie to date provoked a significant change in Smith as a filmmaker – a change for the better. But before we…

The Night Before (2015) Review

If the sentimentality of “Christmas With The Coopers” doesn’t get your fairy lights twinkling and the spooky shenanigans of “Krampus” leave your pudding more duff than plum, perhaps bawdy festive comedy “The Night Before” will put the snap back in your Christmas cracker. From the director and stars of “50/50”, “The Night Before” tells the…

The Boxtrolls (2014) Review

Smart, funky and slyly captivating, “The Boxtrolls” is the latest 3D stop motion feature film from American animation studio Laika. An adaptation of Alan Snow’s novel “Here Be Monsters!”, the film tells the story of the quirky town of Cheesebridge, a city-state beset by a plague of monstrous baby-eating trolls who prowl the streets at…