Film reviews and more

Day: 15 May 2013


Film Review: ‘Fast & Furious 6

★★★☆☆ With Fast Five (2011), director Justin Lin – with a little assistance from Dwayne Johnson’s newcomer Agent Hobbs – managed to reinvigorate the ailing Fast & Furious movie franchise. Racing to $626 million at the global box office, it’s no surprise that everyone […]

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Film Review: ‘The Liability’

★★☆☆☆ The second feature from Craig Viveiros, The Liability (2012) straddles a number of interesting sub-genres (road trip, gangster yarn, the world-weary hitman). It’s a shame these outwardly intriguing elements have to do battle with a predictable and pretty contrived story. Even an impressive […]

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Film Review: ‘The Stoker’

★★★★☆ A prime example of the complications faced by Russian films attempting to find UK support, Aleksei Balabanov’s The Stoker (Kochegar, 2010) is released after three years in distribution limbo. Best known domestically for Brother (1997) and Brother 2 (2000), Balabanov is an eccentric […]