Patricia Clarkson

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  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 13th September 2015

    At two hours and 11 minutes, The Scorch Trials should have been a pretty meaty filler in the YA sandwich that is Maze Runner. But like its stablemates The Hunger Games and Divergent, once all the scene-setting and introduction to the new dystopian world has been done, we're just trying to munch straight through to the good stuff. Scorch Trials is basically a big block of cheese you can't quite sink your teeth into, but there's a promise of an interesting chutney coming up, or some particularly nice bread. It's a bit bland and won't leave you particularly hungry for more.

  • One Day

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th August 2011

    Having read, loved and wept over One Day: The Book, I am not qualified to review One Day: The Movie. At least, not fairly. As is the way with most books adapted to film, viewers that have read the source material bring their own baggage to the screening, meaning it's almost impossible to be objective. David Nicholls' novel forged such a powerful connection to its characters, so even though the author wrote this adaptation himself, I couldn't help but feel the film was lent shades of colour by the book; colour that simply doesn't exist on the screen. I projected 435 pages of joy onto a film that probably didn't deserve it.

  • Shutter Island

    Movie Review | Chris | 11th March 2010

    Shutter Island, the latest from director Martin Scorsese, is far from perfect, but it is an excellent showcase for a master filmmaker who is still working at the top of his game, despite being in the twilight of his career.

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Movie Review | Ali | 4th February 2009

    As movie bylines go, 'A Film By Woody Allen' doesn't exactly scream sex. Sure, the New York neurotic has made it his life's work to dissect and devolve the physical act of love, but usually with all the romanticism of a side-burned sex-education video presenter, quizzically pointing out its bemusing affect on those who lust afte...

  • Lars And The Real Girl

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th March 2008

    Lars Lindstrom has a new girlfriend: she's slim, sexy - a real doll. The only problem is... she's a real doll! Bianca is the perfect partner - she doesn't argue, she hates to shop and she's built for sex - literally! Now the family have to make his plastic partner feel right at home, or loony Lars might start cracking up! Togeth...