Film Reviews

Film Reviews
The latest film and movie reviews. Every single release will be critiqued and rated here at The Hollywood News.

Ode To My Father review [LKFF 2015]: “An astonishing mix of cinematic genres.”

Ode To My Father review: One moment you’ll be gripping on tightly due to tension, and the next you’ll find yourself laughing hysterically. Five years ago JK Youn stormed into the Korean big leagues with the fantastic Haeundae (or Tidal Wave for its...

The Vatican Tapes review: “Lacks spark…”

Kat Hughes reviews The Vatican Tapes... Ever since The Exorcist induced worldwide panic and hysteria there have been many films trying to replicate it's eerie, scary formula. Unfortunately many fail, which isn't surprising, as it's quite hard to induce mass fainting...

Momentum [Frightfest Halloween] Review “A curious choice”

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli Cast: Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy Certificate: 15 Running Time: 96 minutes Synopsis: Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist; she quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a...

SPECTRE review: “This might be better than Skyfall…”

SPECTRE review: If Skyfall was your high-octane journey down memory lane, SPECTRE is your slower-paced ride into unchartered territories... SPECTRE is the 24th official James Bond movie, and actor Daniel Craig's fourth outing as Britain's favourite super-spy, following excellent turns...

Goosebumps review [LFF 2015]: “Very entertaining film, with laughs, jumps and action.”

Goosebumps review: Will certainly appeal to nostalgia hounds. Anyone my age will be familiar with Goosebumps. The endless series of books from R.L. Stine were an anthology series of individual scary tales that took just about every single horror film, story,...

Madonna review [LFF 2015]: “A relentless and torturous watch.”

Madonna review: Shot like a nightmare, every scene feels dirty and unclean. South Korea has given us plenty of dark and brutal films over the course of the last decade. Such thrillers effortlessly merge violence, comedy, social commentary and tension. But...

The Boy and the Beast review [LFF 2015]: “An enjoyable and reflective masterclass in...

The Boy and the Beast review: Heavy on heart. While there is a strong and engaging narrative that encompasses plenty of action and excitement. Mamoru Hosoda has gone from strength to strength in his career as an anime director. Starting on shows...
Steve Jobs review

Steve Jobs review [LFF 2015]: “A necessary watch”

Steve Jobs review: Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkn take a bite out of Apple with this superb biographical drama. Steve Jobs is the second high-profile biopic of the computer pioneer brought to the silver screen in as many years. While...
Truth review

Truth review [LFF 2015]: “Generic, but captivating all the same…”

Truth review: While a little clunky in places, Truth delivers the goods, along with another superb performance by Blanchett. Cate Blanchett leads the cast in her second powerhouse performance in a film featured at this year's BFI London Film Festival....
Victoria review

Victoria review [LFF 2015]: “Remarkable”

Victoria review: A remarkable technical acheievement in filmmaking. Thrilling, brutal and tension-packed. German film Victoria is an enthralling ride of a movie that builds on the old Alfred Hitchcock 'Rope' concept where the classic was made up of just eleven...
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