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Louis Trythall

The Hunger Games – Feeding The Fire

The subtitle of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is perhaps somewhat misleading. Certainly in a literal sense, anyway. The first adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ multi-part tweenage-fight-to-the-death-dystopia, caught fire when The Hunger Games
November 20, 2013

Pi – 15th Anniversary Edition

Darren Aronofsky‘s feature debut Pi certainly hasn’t been dulled by the passage of time. Requiem For A Dream might outgun it for sheer intensity; The Fountain may deal in more sweeping, existential
August 10, 2013

Hansel & Gretel : Witch Hunters

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Or so the old adage goes. It must be said, however, Tommy Wirkola‘s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters never even looked much on paper; and
July 1, 2013

Foxy Brown

After 39 years of roaming the standard definition-wilderness, Foxy Brown is finally given the chance to strut its stuff in sparkling HD. Certainly, it’s a culture clash of some irony – releasing
June 18, 2013

Man Of Steel’s Seeds Of Justice

On June 14th Zack Snyder‘s darker, moodier Superman takes to the skies. And by June 14th, we will know whether Warner Bros/DC’s $225 million reboot is made out of steel or Styrofoam.
June 12, 2013

The Good Doctor

Plausibility is a nebulous concept at the best of times. Yet, whatever the context – from the ordinary and every day, to the bizarre and otherworldly – cinema strives always to convince;
June 2, 2013

Bullet To The Head

Fittingly, Bullet To The Head begins in a burnt-out, sepia palette. And while wholly insignificant in narrative terms, it’s almost as though Walter Hill is visibly winking from behind the camera lens
May 30, 2013

The Numbers Station

It’s always slightly unfortunate when the first moments you spend with a new film are spent remembering something similar. It’s even more unfortunate, when the similarities emanate from a film starring the
May 23, 2013

The Facility

Tapping into most people’s primal fear of hospitals, The Facility shuns the more fanciful horror trappings, and places us in a readily identifiable setting. But if the setting is readily identifiable, the
May 2, 2013

The Expatriate

By Louis Trythall The Expatriate certainly wastes little time with lengthy introductions. Opening with a cut-and-thrust raid, Philipp Stölzl dispenses with formalities and cuts right to the chase. Barely sixty seconds in,
April 2, 2013
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