Broken City REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Mark Wahlberg stars as Billy Taggart, an ex-cop turned private investigator who gets double-crossed by the mayor of New York City (Russell Crowe). Broken City benefits from the good performances by its two leads. Mark Wahlberg …

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Side Effects REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. Side Effects has enough interesting material to explore to be a truly memorable thriller, unfortunately director Steven Soderbergh’s approach is claustrophobic and unfocussed. The first half of Side Effects explores Emily’s (Rooney Mara) depression and the …

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Cloud Atlas REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Cloud Atlas is based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell. It consists of six interconnected stories that take place in different parts of the world and in different time periods. The stories range from a …

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Amour REVIEW

Michael Haneke is one of the most fascinating filmmakers around today. From his exploration of cinematic violence in Funny Games to his diagnosis of German society in The White Ribbon, Haneke has always crafted challenging pieces of cinema. His films …

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The Last Stand REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s come back is in full swing. He’s starring alongside Sylvester Stallone in the upcoming action-thriller The Tomb and he’ll be playing a DEA Agent in David Ayer’s upcoming action-drama Ten. Fingers crossed those films …

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Lincoln REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Steven Spielberg has been wanting to make this film for over ten years. At one point he even had Liam Neeson ready to don the top hat and beard. Now the question is, was it worth …

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Silver Linings Playbook REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter) writes and directs this impressive comedy-drama starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Cooper plays Pat Solitano, a former teacher who has just moved in with his …

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Zero Dark Thirty REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Kathryn Bigelow became the first female to win the Academy Award for Best Achievement In Directing for her 2008 war-drama The Hurt Locker. She once again joins screenwriter Mark Boal (who took home an Oscar for …

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Flight REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. A pilot manages to save a plane from crashing, but the investigation that follows shows that the pilot may not be a complete hero after all. The marketing for Flight  has focused heavily on the plane …

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Django Unchained REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. The mere mention of his name is enough to conjure up images of suited up men walking in slo-mo, John Travolta and Uma Thurman dancing in a bar, Samuel L. Jackson getting Chris Tucker into the …

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Jack Reacher REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Tom Cruise’s latest vehicle is a decent little thriller based on Lee Child’s bestselling novel One Shot. There’s a solid cast that keeps the tight, yet increasingly farfetched, storyline grounded and believable. The film may have …

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Gangster Squad REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. If The Untouchables  and Sin City  had an attractive, fun and simple-minded love child, then Gangster Squad  would be it. Ruben Fleischer comes from the comedy genre. He went from directing episodes of Jimmy Kimmel to …

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