The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages): Films reviewed in 50 words-ish

Unintentionally hilarious at times*, The Page Turner is a bog standard vengeful-nutter-infiltrates-family thriller in which the nutter changes her blank expression no more than once. Gushing reviewers should watch more Hollywood films to see how it’s done. A disappointing 1 out of 10. (*The funniest sequence has to be the evil plot to Continue reading

The Prestige: films reviewed in 50 words-ish

Cleverly inspired by Nikola Tesla’s wilder claims and his rivalry with Thomas Edison, this is an engaging period piece and the competition between the protagonists is both gripping and believable. But for a film on how to build to a climax, The Prestige ends disappointingly having worked too hard to ensure we understand Continue reading