Film Review: ‘Willow Creek’

★★☆☆☆ In Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Save America follow-up Willow Creek (2013), Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson play Kelly and Jim, a young couple heading out into the great outdoors to look for the legendary figure of Bigfoot. Kelly is an aspiring actress and wryly sceptical about the expedition, while Jim Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Tarzan’

★★★☆☆ With 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous creation, Tarzan the Ape Man, it seemed inevitable that someone would make a new film for the character. The 19th time the story has appeared on the big screen, Reinhard Klooss’ Tarzan (2013) begins with an Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Pompeii’

★★☆☆☆ Fashioning compelling stories even when the ultimate outcomes are already known can be a tall order, but when done well, it can still pack a punch. In this regard, Pompeii (2014) fails miserably; directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, it’s a film which takes cues from many a film before Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Plastic’

★☆☆☆☆ Though crime capers often have their characters participating in dishonourable actions, there’s commonly a likable, redeeming quality to them that makes them easy to root for. This fundamental building block is nowhere to be found in Julian Gilbey’s Plastic (2014), which makes the entire film tedious to sit through. Continue Reading