If you’re a fan of trashy thrillers and farfetched twists overlaid with a veneer of sophistication, you could do worse.
We watch Bond movies to be transported to glossy locations and marvel at beautiful people, not to trudge through underlit apartment buildings in the depths of winter.
A Simple Favour is a self-aware, genuinely funny spin on the overheated airport novel genre.
Game Night is the rare studio comedy that keeps your interest even when the jokes aren’t landing.
An underwhelming Aussie thriller that collapses under the weight of its own twists. At least it looks nice.
The concept of a ‘controlled avalanche’ seems paradoxical; while engineers can predict the outcome of an avalanche set off by an explosion with some certainty, the expectation of complete control for thousands of tonnes of rolling snow is patently ludicrous. One such ‘controlled’ avalanche, tumbling towards the ski resort housing Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke), Ebba (Lisa…
As a long-time David Fincher devotee, the first half hour of Gone Girl represents the first time I’ve doubted the director (full disclosure: I’ve never seen Benjamin Button). The film intercuts between Nick Dunne – writer, bar-owner, Ben Affleck – and his wife Amy – writer, actual-owner-of-the-bar, Rosamund Pike – through the past and present.…