Month: March 2013

Jude Law and Catherine Zeta Jones as the shrink duo.

Side Effects (2013)

Side Effects (2013) Dir: Steven Soderbergh Soderbergh is a master filmmaker in command of both its art and craft.Here he paints the background and foreground with élan. The background is familiar, that the drug industry is evil, that Wall Street… Read More ›

Frances McDormand as Sue, she is more than a sidekick for Steve.

Promised Land (2013)

Dir:Gus Van Sant Its easy to see Promised Land just as the trailers promise.Namely as a film about the environmental hazards of drilling for natural gas using a process called fracking ( hydraulic fracturing), that is not as harmless as… Read More ›

If my daughter was falling in love with this guy I'd totally blow his brains out.

Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies (2013) Dir:Jonathan Levine Its summertime in America, ok not really, since large swathes of the country are still blanketed under snow, but for Hollywood its about blockbuster time.Its that time of the year when America must suffer another… Read More ›

The brood of the croods discover a new world beyond caves.

The Croods (2013)

The Croods Dir: Kirk De Micco,Chris Sanders The Croods is a big budget animated film with an interesting premise in search of a story.It gives us a sequence after sequence of a cave-dweller family coming to terms with a a… Read More ›

Happiness is abundant and writ large on faces in this magical place.

Din Tai Fung

When we landed on the shores of Singapore last year we were told by our old friends that there is a restaurant in this food wonderland of a city state, where we are remembered every time they eat there.We were… Read More ›