The Iceman (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always a pleasure to go to the cinema with no expectations whatsoever and come across a gem such as Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman. The title refers to Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon), a disturbed man who finds it difficult to express emotions. Nonetheless he is charming (and persistent) enough to…

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Spring Breakers (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Harmony Korine‘s latest is a garish mandala of excess energised by rivers of alcohol, violence, drugs and pink bikinis. Childhood friends Faith (Selena Gomez), Brittany (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) plan to go on spring break in Florida but they realise that they are low on…

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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Colin Trevorrow’s filmย is a romantic comedy that meticulously goes through the quirky aesthetic checklist without ever trying to add something new to a subgenre (?) that has been steadily increasing in popularity ever since Wes Anderson‘s Rushmore (1998). Darius (Aubrey Plaza) works as an intern at a Seattle magazine. Together…

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The Watch (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast in this below average comedy/sci-fi/horror/adventure film that does little to bank on the talent it has at its disposal. Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller) is a manager at the local Costco store where his night security guard is brutally murdered. Being an active member of…

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Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Once in a while a film comes along that is so shamelessly bad that it makes you wonder how on earth it gotย green-lightedย in the first place. ย Silent Hill: Revelation is one such movie. Christopher Da Silva (Sean Bean) is town-hopping with his teenage daughter Sharon (Adelaide Clemens) under assumed aliases…

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