Tag Archives: Viola Davis

Suicide Squad review — A Four-Colour Mess

Written and directed by David Ayer | 123 min | ▲▲△△△ On paper, DC Comics and Warner Brothers are doing the right thing, employing directors with passion and style like Zack Snyder (Watchmen)  and David Ayer (Fury) to helm their big-budget superhero movies. So how come they're going wrong? While Snyder delivers the visual sucker punch, he… Read More

Blackhat review — Sometimes clicks, often just spins

Directed by Michael Mann, written by Morgan David Foehl I like Michael Mann as much as the next guy, unless the next guy is Christopher Nolan, who owes much of his aesthetic to Mann's high-tech, violent, largely nocturnal urban thrillers—including Thief, Manhunter, Heat, Collateral, and Miami Vice—set on gorgeously shot neon- and automatic gunfire-lit streets against throbbing, haunting… Read More

Ender’s Game review

Directed by Gavin HoodWritten by Hood, adapting the novel by Orson Scott CardEnder Wiggin is a teenager with a gift for tactics. And on a future earth threatened by alien insectoids, that kind of skill is exactly what the global military is looking for. Apparently, children are required for protecting the earth in the future,… Read More

The Help and Warrior reviewed

With the Oscars on Sunday, I thought it worthwhile to catch up with a few of the films with nominations that I missed in the cinema. The Help Written and directed by Tate Taylor, from the Kathryn Stockett novel.Well, it's a bit hard coming at this with all the words written about it so far.… Read More