Film Review: ‘The Guilt Trip’

★★☆☆☆ The success/failure of The Guilt Trip (2012) rests entirely upon the mismatched pairing of international doyenne Barbra Streisand and Judd Apatow disciple Seth Rogen. Streisand, in her first starring role in 15 years, plays the widowed Joyce Brewster, a stereotypical Jewish mother – gabbling, smothering and parsimonious – and Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Parker’

★★★☆☆ The somewhat bemusing tagline for Parker (2013) – the latest brusque and thundering action-thriller starring British cult hero Jason Statham – states that ‘Payback has a new name’. Indeed, the titular Parker, the hard-boiled anti-hero of Donald Westlake’s series of crime novels, has appeared before, under a different name, in Continue Reading