Film Review: Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company; 2012)

BY LOUISE LONEY Silver Linings Playbook is the latest film by director David O. Russell. Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook attempts to address the issue of mental health in the form of a romantic comedy. Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has just been released from a mental institution after suffering aContinue reading “Film Review: Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company; 2012)”

Film Review: Stitches (Fantastic Films; 2012)

By Steven Armour An ultra-low budget and particularly outlandish Irish film, Stitches tells the unusual tale of how a vulgar kid’s party entertainer – played by Ross Noble – has a nasty accident at the hands of young Tom (Tommy Knight) and his friends during a birthday party, resulting in his cruel demise. Years later when Tommy andContinue reading “Film Review: Stitches (Fantastic Films; 2012)”

Film Review: Argo (Warner Bros.; 2012)

By Matthew Law Since 2007, Ben Affleck has shown that he is not the poor relation. His acting ability had been overshadowed by Matt Damon and brother Casey for years, but since 2007 he has come into his own – as a director and actor. In the past 5 years, he has written, directed, andContinue reading “Film Review: Argo (Warner Bros.; 2012)”

Film Review: Skyfall (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 2012)

By Kerry Millar Directed by Sam Mendes, James Bond (Daniel Craig) returns in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the franchise, marking 50 years of 007. And after 50 years, the familiar scenes remain: high-speed chases, close-combat fights, beautiful women and plenty of gunfire (not forgetting the famous one-liners). There are elements of nostalgia blended withContinue reading “Film Review: Skyfall (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 2012)”