Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films review – trashy fun

The Cannon group may have produced prodigious amounts of B-movie dreck in their time, but this entertainingly goodhearted documentary finds time to allow a teary Franco Zeffirelli to proclaim that Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were the best producers he ever worked for! Retelling the story of these Israeli rebels from the glory days of […]

Dreamland review – distasteful dystopian noir

And here’s where the film gets really silly. The Vampire is supposed to be skin-crawlingly repulsive, but actually he’s as scary as a baddie in a kids’ cartoon. Baffingly, McHattie also takes on the role of a heroin-addicted jazz trumpeter.

Review: A lewd buddy cop comedy in ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Ed Helms plays an awkward but well-intentioned Detroit cop named James Coffee who has convinced Taraji P. Henson’s Vanessa Manning to date him. Unfortunately for him, she has a 12-year-old son, Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh), who is less than excited to welcome a new man into their lives.

The Iron Mask review – Arnie slugs it out with Jackie Chan in the Tower

But then we are stuck with endless, weightless green-screen shenanigans involving a dragon whose eyelashes are used to create tea (I think that’s right) and a cast of thousands who drift across various CGI landscapes. We also get that time-honoured swashbuckle standby, people trying to get across a rope bridge over an abyss while someone […]

London Film Festival: 10 must-see films

The Drop (thrill strand), Saturday 11th October An adaptation of acclaimed author Dennis Lahane’s novel, The Drop is a tense piece of film noir, starring Tom Hardy as Bob, a man who’s happy with his lot but gets caught up with local gangsters after discovering a lost puppy and meeting Noomi Rapace’s Nadia. Also starring […]

Lipstick Under My Burkha Movie Review: A Shade You Should Wear For Every ‘Log Kya Sochengey’!

Performances Konkona Sen Sharma as the submissive Shireen has a couple of hard-hitting scenes which gives you goosebumps. Ratna Pathak Shah’s track of a woman in the throes of passion, is the most impressive one of the lot. She is endearing in the humorous bits and her acting prowess prevent Buaji from being an embarrassing […]

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham – review

The 1950s in America are widely regarded as an era of dull conformity. In fact this was a period of considerable liveliness and innovation. The books that fuelled the revolution of the 1960s – The Organization Man, The Power Elite, The Hidden Persuaders, The Affluent Society – appeared in this decade, as did Ginsberg’s Howl […]

Thoongaavanam (Thoonga Vanam) Second Trailer Review: Generously Revealing!

The team of Thoongaavanam (Thoonga Vanam) sure know how to market their product as a second event is currently being held in Chennai in which the film’s audio will be launched. Not to mention the second trailer which has been surfaced already.

‘Sea Fever’ Review: From Monster Movie to Eerily Timely Pandemic Horror

And suddenly, amid the claustrophobic compositions and shadowy hallways and tick-tick-tick of inevitable sickness, Sea Fever goes from being a monster movie to an eerily timed example of pandemic horror. Coming to a TV screen in a near you in the middle of a quarantine, this exercise in it-came-from-below suddenly takes on a whole other […]

Thoonga Vanam (Thoongaavanam) Official Trailer Review: This Action Packed Video Stirs Up Excitement!

The team of Kamal Haasan’s Thoonga Vanam launched the film’s official trailer today at exactly 4:21 PM. If you are wondering why the time 4:21, it is said that 4:21 is a code in medical terms for insomnia.