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  • The Snowman

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 12th October 2017

    Murder mysteries exist in a weird sort of critical stasis while you're watching them, because any story that hinges on an explosive final act reveal floats in limbo until it has shown its hand. Such a reveal - a surprise identity, a killer motive, a shock twist - may cause you to reassess everything you've already seen. The best films of the genre do just that: they cleverly subvert what you think you saw, fill in plot gaps you didn't know were there and, like a smug serial killer, flaunt the fact that they've been one step ahead of you the whole time. Yeah, The Snowman does not do any of that. You watch attentively and wait patiently and cross your legs and twiddle your thumbs but come the crushingly disappointing final act, the only dawning realisation you have is this: The Snowman is a bad movie and it turns out it had been all along. Twist!

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #9: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 16th September 2014

    I think if I ever met Shane Black my love for him would be so overwhelmingly physical I'd probably end up getting him pregnant - and it's terrible lines like that which prove I'm not worthy. It seems bonkers that Black was ever off the boil, but pre-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - and certainly pre Iron Man 3, the best Marvel movie to date bar none - he was considered as big a risk as his star, Robert Downey Jr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was a roaring success and one of the funniest movies I've ever seen; so good, but I can't help but think what classics we were denied during both Black and Downey Jr's fallow periods - Ali.

  • Val Kilmer has really let himself go

    Movie News | Ali | 2nd April 2013

    If you squint, it sort of looks like him.

  • I wonder how much this guy got paid

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd July 2012

    Hopefully not very much. (Clip from Batman 'Ehhhh' Forever).

  • Films on TV round-up: dynamic and dicephalic duos

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 28th August 2011

    I knew this day would come. Despite a long list of films on TV this week, I could only find Stuck On You to write anything about. So I've roped in overlord Ali to give us his thoughts on Batman Forever. Imagine, someone who actually knows things about films for a change, rather than just pasting stuff off Wikipedia.

  • Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans

    Movie Review | Anna | 19th May 2010

    Ah, Nicolas Cage. Regulars to this site will know we're all pretty devoted to the mighty NC. If you're expecting an impartial review you better look elsewhere. It's been a rocky road for Nic of late, even we can see that through the smoke of adoration, but we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief at the news that, along with turning the Christmas lights on in Bath (okay, and a little movie called Kick-Ass), Bad Lieutenant is Cage's best work in an age.

  • MacGruber movie trailer

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 19th January 2010

    Here's the new trailer for Saturday Night Live spin-off MacGruber which spoofs action movie clich├ęs so that we don't have to.

  • Video hell: Hardwired

    Movie Feature | Ali | 22nd November 2009

    The first in a new regular series, we take a look at new direct-to-DVD duds and shake our heads in mild embarrassment. This week, sci-fi thriller Hardwired, starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Val Kilmer.

  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

    Movie Review | Ali | 1st March 2006

    Ask any young filmgoer who their favourite screenwriter is and they'll probably tell you that - shock horror - the pen of Quentin is what turns them on. Chances are, they're just as big a fan of one Shane Black, the only thing is, they probably don't even know it. Black is the motormouth behind gems like Lethal Weapon and The ...

  • Alexander

    Movie Review | | 24th February 2005

    Since Russell Crowe left audiences worldwide either pumped up with testosterone/so turned on that the seat needed sponging down (delete according to sexuality), we've seen the rebirth of "the Historical Epic". Troy, The Last Samurai, and now Alexander have all tried to hang onto Gladiator's money-scented coat tails. S...