Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

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DC Comics’ cinematic universe is dealt another blow by this messy and sometimes incoherent misstep in which a rag-tag team of supervillains come together to defeat an out of control sorceress (an arm-flailing Cara Delevingne). That’s about as much of the plot that makes any sense. The rest is an exhaustive series of action sequences, each as indistinct than the last, that never so much as raise an eyebrow, let alone excuse from the bland characterisations and strained attempts at humour. Continue reading “Review: Suicide Squad (2016)”

Review: Focus (2015)

 

Sleek and slick on the surface but shallow underneath, Focus muddles through on the back of its appealing co-stars and brisk pace. Nicky (Will Smith), a proficient con artist, succumbs to the charms of new recruit Jess (Margot Robbie). But when he breaks it off and leaves her heartbroken, Jess re-enters his life at the worst possible time. Continue reading “Review: Focus (2015)”

Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Marking the fifth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street is an exhilarating and derisive black comedy that’s miles away from their previous efforts The Gangs Of New York and The Aviator. Based on the memoirs of real-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played superbly by DiCaprio, there’s not much to the film in terms of depth. But as a piece of no-frills entertainment, with a touch of social commentary, it’s a blast. Continue reading “Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)”