Cinema Review Archive: March 2007

Letters From Iwo Jima

Clint Eastwood's second film about Iwo Jima chronicles the Japanese defence of the island. Ken Watanabe plays the general in charge. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Number 23, The

In this bizarre thriller, Jim Carrey plays a man who becomes dangerously obsessed with a book and with an outlandish theory it contains about the number 23. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Music And Lyrics

Rom-com in which faded eighties pop star Hugh Grant if offered a chance at a comeback if he can come up with a good new song. He can't write lyrics but his plant-waterer, Drew Barrymore can. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Hot Fuzz

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's much-anticipated follow-up to Shaun Of The Dead stars Pegg as a hard London copper who's assigned to a new beat: the most boring village in Britain. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Blood And Chocolate

Lupine variation on Underworld, from the same producers, in which a female werewolf falls in love with a human and brings the wrath of her pack down upon them both. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Hannibal Rising

Fiction's best loved serial killer returns, minus Anthony Hopkins, in a prequel detailing Dr Lecter's early life and the events that turned him into a monster. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Pingpong

One of the brightest new talents in the current wave of new German cinema, Matthias Luthardt’s debut film is a dark and destructive look at the German bourgeois family unit.

Dreamgirls

The Broadway musical based on the story of Motown girl group the Supremes comes to the screen starring Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy. Does it deserve its 8 Oscar nominations? Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Notes on a Scandal

Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett star as schoolteachers in this dark tale of obsession, skulduggery and penmanship in the suburbs. Review by Roger Keen.

Fountain, The

The third film by Darren Aronofsky, director of Pi and Requiem For A Dream, is a fantasy about the fear of death and the dream of eternal life. Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz star. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.