title is a pretty apt description for this sexually charged, high
quality Elmore Leonard thriller. George Clooney fulfils his big
screen promise as a career criminal, while Jennifer Lopez smoulders
as the cop drawn in more ways than one to pursue him.
MUST BE SEEN!
A Woody Allen film in all but
name, this computer generated adventure is less a broad family film
than an amiable satire. Woody is an ant concerned that his life has
little meaning beyond the teeming mass of other ants which of
course, strictly speaking, it doesnt, until he uncovers an
evil plan to usurp the established colony order.
A film with echoes of LA
Confidential, this compelling thriller pits ace hostage negotiator
Samuel L Jackson against members of his own force after he is
accused of murder and corruption. So he refers to what he knows best
a hostage situation only this time from the inside,
with his prime accusers in internal affairs as his hostages. Kevin
Spacey is brought in to try to talk him out of it.
Sleuth meets Scream in a nicely
film literate, supremely enjoyably drama built around the idea that
death in college pre-empts a straight A term average for the
grieving roommates of the deceased. It seems too tempting a chance
to get into university with the minimum of work but just who
will be the killer, and who will be the victim?
NAME IS JOE
A new Ken Loach film prompts
celebration in some quarters, derision in others, but it would be a
shame is his detractors were to miss this finely crafted,
beautifully acted drama laced with heart and soul. Peter Mullan is
excellent as a recovering alcoholic drawn back into his nightmarish
past just as
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