Christopher Plummer

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  • Review: Knives Out is a modern-age murder mystery that absolutely kills it

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 4th December 2019

    Traditional murder mysteries must be the hardest stories to write, because audiences are always second-guessing everything, desperate to work out the twist before the genius detective. Writers have to seed important details among their pool of suspects without giving the game away, whilst also offering red herrings that have to feel like they could still be relevant. Meanwhile their audience is constantly reading too much into everything, determined not to be outsmarted. So a film like this one is already at make-or-break point for each viewer. If they don’t guess the killer and the motive, and the reveal still makes sense, then they can be satisfied with the thrill of being outplayed. But if they solve the mystery before the end, it’s "Nah, that’s rubbish, mate. I saw it coming a mile off". And audiences are actively rooting for the latter. They’re the ones with the knives out.

  • Danny Collins

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 28th May 2015

    Hello, I am a man and I am rich and famous and a bit of a dick, but watch as I earn the right to be reappraised. You will know that I deserve it because I have one old friend who sticks by me unwaveringly, I harbour regrets about having chosen an easy path towards my fame, and children react well to me.

  • Christopher Plummer and Michael Fassbender are totesballs related

    Movie News | Ali | 18th June 2012

    Mrs Fassbender has some explaining to do. (Comparison via reddit).

  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Movie Review | Matt | 20th December 2011

    By now you are probably one of the bazillion commuters that have already familiarised yourself with the first novel in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, and/or one of the many world cinema boasters that have watched the original Swedish film adaptation. If not, you've really been missing out on one of the greatest thrillers of the 21st century. Although, lucky for you, you'll also get to see Fincher's fantastic version without ever knowing what's coming next. I am, as they say, well jel.

  • 9

    Movie Review | Matt | 2nd November 2009

    We are told that 9 is brought to us by the visionary directors Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, which immediately conjures up images of gothic fairytale whimsy and flashy action. Although containing elements of both, this film is actually more like an epic adventure - and it's just a little too ambitious.

  • Up

    Movie Review | Ali | 16th October 2009

    Have Pixar outgrown the animation industry? You could certainly argue they have. Typically the domain of sassy talking animals and cutesy characters, it's a playground which Pixar seem to have grown bored with.