Gladiator: Extended Edition

February 1, 2006

We all know the story. In 1999, Ridley Scott hadn’t made anything decent since Thelma and Louise eight years previously, Russell Crowe was just starting to get noticed after The Insider and as for Joaquin Phoenix, who the hell is he? Cut to 2005... 

Constantine: Deluxe Edition

December 3, 2005

Constantine (2005) marks the feature film debut of music video director Francis Lawrence who, judging by the look of this movie, would like to follow in the footsteps of David Fincher. For his first time out, Lawrence takes on the daunting task of adapting... 


June 22, 2005

(Very) Loosely based on Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s famous comic strip, Blueberry, Jan Kounen’s Renegade (2004) only uses the French artist’s work as a starting point for which to go off on all kinds of fanciful, metaphysical tangents. It starts... 


August 25, 2003

With every successful film comes a torrent of derision from the press, Gladiator was no exception. Mauled for its plodding script, wafer thin plot and poor acting. But was any of this warranted? Well yes actually, but only the part about the script. The... 

In America

January 13, 2003

Jim Sheridan has a reputation for making intense, character-driven dramas like In the Name of the Father (1993) and The Boxer (1997). His films also contain strong social and political messages (most notably the Irish struggle for independence from England)...