300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Review

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Review

When it comes to sequels, it’s debateable whether or not they’re a good thing. Arguably, some are better than their predecessors, but for every Dark Knight, Empire Strikes Back and Terminator 2, there are countless others that pale in comparison with the original and are deemed as a little unnecessary. 300: Rise of an Empire … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) Review

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) Review

In spite of the current economic climate, greed and wealth are things that drive us. And according to another famous film set in Wall Street, greed is good. But in spite of its trappings, The Wolf of Wall Street points out that this isn’t all that it’s meant to be. Yet another biopic based off … Continue reading

The LEGO Movie (2014) Review

The LEGO Movie (2014) Review

Following in the successful footsteps of Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph, The LEGO Movie brings us an animated adventure in a world made of the children’s toy. But this world is threatened by the tyrannical Lord Business (Will Ferrell, Elf, Anchorman), who wants to stamp out chaos and creativity by imposing instructions on everything. The … Continue reading

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

12 Years a Slave (2014) Review

Many critically acclaimed films try to comment on significant issues, and as the name suggests, 12 Years a Slave focuses of the brutality of slavery. Based on his own memoirs, it follows the life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Serenity, Children of Men) a free black man in 1850s America who gets kidnapped and sold … Continue reading

Frozen (2013) Review

Frozen (2013) Review

Disney has always used fairy tales for inspiration, and their latest film Frozen is no exception. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, it focuses on the heir to the throne of Arandelle, Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel, Rent, Glee) who’s magical control of ice and snow has forced her to live a secluded life … Continue reading

American Hustle (2014) Review

American Hustle (2014) Review

Directed by David O. Russell, the man behind the acclaimed films Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, American Hustle is set in the 1970s, and the story of how a con artist (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight, American Psycho) and his partner (Amy Adams, Man of Steel, The Muppets) are dragged into an FBI sting … Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Review

As the second instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug continues Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the dwarves’ adventure to face Smaug the dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) in the Lonely Mountain, all the while an ancient evil is re-emerging. Much like how The Two Towers was to The Fellowship … Continue reading

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Review

Just after 10 years since the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It tells the story of the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, Sherlock, The Office) as he is caught up in a quest with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen, X-Men, Richard III) … Continue reading

The Intouchables (2011) Review

The Intouchables (2011) Review

Based on a true story, The Intouchables is a French comedy-drama focusing on Philippe (François Cluzet, Tell No One, À L’Origine), a quadriplegic millionaire who looks for a live-in carer, and finds Driss (Omar Sy, Micmacs, X-Men: Days of Future Past), an ex-con who comes from the poorer districts of Paris. Touching and funny, The … Continue reading

Critique de Intouchables (2011)

Critique de Intouchables (2011)

Basé sur une histoire vraie, Intouchables est un film comédie-drame français qui se concentre sur Philippe (François Cluzet, Ne Le Dis à Personne, À L’Origine), un millionnaire tétraplégique qui cherche un auxiliaire de vie, et il trouve Driss (Omar Sy, Micmacs, X-Men: Days of Future Past),  qui vient de purger une peine de prison et … Continue reading