. GREMLINS - REVIEW 01 Fantastically dark, festive fur ball filled fun for all the family. Gremlins is a classic. One which I doubt I will ever get tired of seeing, especially when being shown as part of a double bill with another 80s gem Die Hard; at one of my favourite independent cinemas in town; just 5 days before Christmas. RATING - 4/5 GORDON ARMSTRONG
. BLACK SWAN - REVIEW 02 After managing to avoid the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar hoo-haa surrounding Black Swan, I must say that Natalie Portman has certainly grown up from the little girl we were introduced to back in Lu Besson’s Leon. Anyway, this sexually covered foot pounding ballet psycho freakout melodrama is worth a peek. For me its time to book tickets to the ballet. RATING - 4/5 ...
. BLACK SWAN - REVIEW 01 Looking back over Aronofsky’s career I can see a recurring theme, destruction of one’s body in the pursuit of something you love: truth (“Pi”), narcotics (“Requiem for a Dream”), adulation (“The Wrestler”) and perfection (“Black Swan”). The parallels to “The Wrestler” are strongest with the director walking a tight rope between respect and gratuity as he shows both the...
. THE WRONG MAN - REVIEW 02 Not one of my favorite Hitchcock films, but granted I was partly distracted folding and stapling 100 copies of the first FILM KNIGHTS ZINE which will be available to snap up pretty cheaply online very soon. Anyway, based on actual events, THE WRONG MAN is a good stab at a crime noir drama, worth a watch if Santa delivered you an Alfred Hitchcock box set for...