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  • Pacific Rim

    Movie Review | Ali | 8th July 2013

    Pacific Rim isn't a monster movie. Don't let the presence of giant man-made robots fighting gigantic hellbeasts fool you. What Guillermo del Toro has done with Pacific Rim is what no other filmmaker has done in the creature feature genre for decades – take a bona fide B-movie concept with a triple-A budget and make it matter. In just a few minutes of pre-credits back-story, del Toro paints a picture of a changed world that hangs in the balance: the arrival of 25,000 tonne monsters from another dimension, the cities that fell, humanity's response, the inevitable false dawn when we started winning. That neat set-up acts as a pre-bout bell ring, but when Jaeger eventually meets Kaiju on the Pacific Rim battlefield, it doesn't feel like a mere monster movie – it feels like a goddamn war film.

  • The Brothers Bloom

    Movie Review | Chris | 7th June 2010

    With The Brothers Bloom, writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick) firmly cements his reputation as one of the most original and daring cinematic voices of his generation.

  • Babel

    Movie Review | Dave | 22nd February 2007

    So here we are. Oscar season is with us again. Time for actors everywhere to dust down their 'ugly' make-up, brush up on their period accents and unleash films about gay midgets in 1940's Warsaw on unsuspecting audiences. The latest effort from 21 Grams and Amores Perros helmer Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu has some of the tell...