Film Review: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

★★☆☆☆ G.I. Joe is a franchise based upon a collection of Hasbro plastic soldiers. What can we really expect from it? Director Jon M. Chu – whose credits include Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – knows exactly what his pre-adolescent audience wants: spectacularly ridiculous histrionics; mutually Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Trance’

★★★☆☆ Having transfixed global audiences last summer with his Brunel-led London Olympics opening ceremony, it’s evolution not revolution for industrious director Danny Boyle with his latest film, the psychological head-spinner Trance (2013). His inaugural collaboration with potential McGregor-successor James McAvoy – as well as French journeyman Vincent Cassel and American Continue Reading