Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 12 October 2005 Comments Off

Have we now gone so far down the ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’ route that we’ll cheer something that’s manifestly dreadful because it might hurt someone we don’t like?

By Jim Smith on 23 January 2004 Comments Off

While it may go without saying that Peter Jackson gives good blockbuster here, the viewer could be forgiven for expressing weariness at this late stage in ‘The Lord of The Rings’ worship game.
While the highs of this third installment are higher than those of the previous two, the lows are also resolutely lower. Some come [...]

By Jim Smith on 02 June 2003 Comments Off

This movie really shouldn’t be as good as it is. One of the most cynical spin-offs ever devised, it stars a wrestler with almost no previous acting experience,

By Jim Smith on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

Somehow Tolkein’s weakest novel has been transformed into one of the films of the year.

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

Any film which begins with a shot of some random guard getting a spiky arrow in the face can’t be all that bad.