Posts by Adam Lee Davies

The Party

By Adam Lee Davies

Woolly dialogue undermines a strong cast and intriguing plot in Sally Potter’s drab drama.

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Brimstone

By Adam Lee Davies

A host of star names can’t salvage this grim thriller-western from director Martin Koolhoven.

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El Bar – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Álex de la Iglesia’s frisky, single-set survival thriller from Spain loses its steam after an impressive opening act.

Revolution of Sound: Tangerine Dream – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

A solid docu-homage to the strung-out German synth-proggers and occasional film soundtrackers.

The Queen of Spain – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Penélope Cruz stars in this frolicsome love letter to Spanish cinema’s golden age from director Fernando Trueba.

The Party – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Pseudo-intellectual pontificating abounds in Sally Potter’s brisk middle class comedy.

Final Portrait – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Stanley Tucci returns behind the camera for this slight, satisfying chamber drama on the process of artistic creation.

Django – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

A nimble-fingered movie biopic of the ace guitar picker who entertained the Nazis opens the 2017 Berlinale.

The Dinner – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Cinema dictates that movie dinner dates are supposed to go bad. This Berlinale competition entry carries on that tradition.

Snowden

By Adam Lee Davies

The celebrity NSA whistleblower gets the hagiography he (possibly) deserves care of Oliver Stone.

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U-S-A 4EVA – An inaugural address to the Spring Break nation

By Adam Lee Davies

How might President Barack Obama’s famous speech have looked had it been co-written by a certain James Franco?

Ex-Rent Hell Presents… The Haunted Mansion

By Adam Lee Davies

ERH sweeps away the cobwebs from this early 2000s Eddie Murphy horror comedy, with the help of IMDb user reviews.

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Soul Man

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember this ’80s comedy that questioned whether the Civil Rights Movement was just a collective hallucination?

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Taffin

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember when Pierce Brosnan completely lost his shit in this shouty parochial shoot ’em up?

Top Gun at 30 – a rookie’s guide to an ’80s classic

By Adam Lee Davies

A first-time flyer attempts to glean the plot of this cherished Tom Cruise vehicle from 30 years of pop culture collateral.

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Krull

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember this fantasy cult favourite in which good triumphs over evil with the help of a flying swastika?

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Jumpin’ Jack Flash

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember when Whoopi Goldberg experienced a rock’n’roll meltdown in this troubling action-comedy?

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Buddy’s Song

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember when Hollywood tried to make Chesney Hawkes a bona fide movie star?

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Freejack

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember when Mick Jagger and Emilio Estevez played time-hopping bounty hunters?

How to rob a bank (according to the movies)

By Adam Lee Davies

Ever fantasised about pulling off the perfect heist? Here’s everything cinema has taught us about the art of the steal.

Ex-Rent Hell presents… The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember when Hollywood attempted to parlay the stage act of a blue comedian into a wannabe raunchy comedy?

Here’s where the Die Hard franchise is heading after ‘Year One’

By Adam Lee Davies

Take an exclusive peak inside a top secret Hollywood dossier containing plotlines for future John McClane adventures.

Ex-Rent Hell presents… Biggles: Adventures in Time

By Adam Lee Davies

Remember this culture-clash caper that told us America won the First World War?

When Star Wars merch goes strange

By Adam Lee Davies

A journey through the darker side of Star Wars trinkets and collectables.

All American High Revisited

By Adam Lee Davies

Keva Rosenfeld’s highly personal high school reunion doc is a faded snapshot of a simpler time.

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The Equalizer

By Adam Lee Davies

A 10-step guide on how best to create the perfect revenge-based B-movie...

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Hercules

By Adam Lee Davies

Director Brett Ratner’s take on Zeus’ most ripped offspring is a bumbling, dizzy-headed chore.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By Adam Lee Davies

Chris Evans’ welcome return to the superhero fold can't save this sequel from feeling like an awkward franchise mid-point.

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Godzilla

By Adam Lee Davies

Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla is one of the great blockbusters of modern times. Believe.

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Thor: The Dark World

By Adam Lee Davies

Familiarity trumps originality in this fun and very funny comic book sequel with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.

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Upstream Color

By Adam Lee Davies

Baffling, intoxicating, elegant, Shane Carruth's long-overdue follow-up to Primer is among the year's best.

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

By Adam Lee Davies

Steve Coogan brings his sparkling character comedy to the tedious tale of a radio station siege.

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The Hangover Part III

By Adam Lee Davies

The boys are back for some misc Tex-Mex high-jinx in order to get Zak Galifianakis to the nut hatch.

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The Counsellor

By Adam Lee Davies

Ridley Scott directing. Cormac McCarthy writing. Michael Fassbender starring. What could possibly go wrong?

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Cloud Atlas

By Adam Lee Davies

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry go all out to give the mad, multi-stranded sci-fi folly a bad name.

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The Bourne Legacy

By Adam Lee Davies

Far from being a lean and exciting action caper, The Bourne Legacy wastes far too much time trying to justify its own existence.

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Avengers Assemble

By Adam Lee Davies

Joss Whedon’s Marvel maelstrom is a shiny, caged beast of a film that delivers on its every promise.

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