Cinema Review Archive: September 2005

Wolf Creek

Three youngsters exploring Australia's outback run into nightmarish trouble in this dark and disturbing horror film. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Revolver

Guy Ritchie, director of Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch returns to the gangster movie with a less comical, more surreal take on the genre. Jason Statham and Ray Liotta star. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Land of the Dead

Gary Couzens has reviewed Land of the Dead, the fourth film in George Romero's zombie series, which opens in the UK and Ireland today.

Green Street

Elijah Wood plays an American in London who falls in with a firm of football hooligans in this violent drama which also stars Charlie Hunnam and Claire Forlani. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Serenity

After being prematurely cancelled by Fox, Firefly makes a triumphant return to the big screen in the form of Serenity. Colin Polonowski reviews.

Sun, The

The third film in Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov's series looking at controversial twentieth century leaders, this one examines Emperor Hirohito of Japan, seen here coping with his country's defeat in World War II. Antonio Pasolini reviews this film now on limited release...

Me and You and Everyone We Know

From Miranda July comes this drama about the difficulty of finding love in today's world, looking at a single father who tentatively begins a relationship with an artist while his two sons have their own problems. Now on limited release, Antonio Pasolini reviews...

Cinderella Man

Russell Crowe re-teams with his Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard for this Depression-era boxing drama. Crowe plays James Braddock, a washed-up heavyweight who gets an unexpected second chance. The cast also includes Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti and Paddy Considine. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Longest Yard, The

The second remake of the classic Burt Reynolds prison movie sees Adam Sandler take over Burt's role, playing a disgraced American football star who winds up in jail, training a team of convicts to play a match against the guards. The cast also includes Chris Rock and Reynolds himself. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Red Eye

Horror director Wes Craven turns his attention to the suspense genre with this airborne thriller. Rising star Rachel McAdams plays a young woman travelling on a late night flight from Dallas to Miami and Cillian Murphy is the sinister fellow passenger who turns her trip into a nightmare. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Business, The

A young South London tearaway who dreams of being somebody gets his chance when a local gangster sends him on an errand to Spain and he falls in with a gang of drug smuggling ex-pats. Danny Dyer stars in the latest film from Nick Love, director of The Football Factory. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.