Category Archive: 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

The latest instalment in Peter Jackson’s epic tale of Middle Earth comes in the form of The Desolation of Smaug, the awkward second film in the Hobbit trilogy. With its predecessor, An Unexpected… Continue reading

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review

Scott Meslow recently wrote an article on with the self-explanatory title How nonstop marketing killed my buzz for Anchorman 2, outlining the negative effect of Paramount’s unavoidably aggressive promotional campaign for the… Continue reading

Kill Your Darlings Review

It would be fair to say that the infamous Beat Generation are enjoying a mini renaissance, they seem to crop everywhere at the moment, not just cinematically in Howl and On The Road… Continue reading

Guest Review:The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Latest Picture Show welcomes its first guest reviewer in the form of charming, beardy, native of Australia Lachlan Rutherford. Please give him a warm round of applause and revel in his gorgeous… Continue reading

Don Jon Review

Written, directed and starring the impervious Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon grows into its taboo subject matter to leave a meaningful social commentary on modern relationships, sex and life in general. Oddly, despite society… Continue reading

Dom Hemingway Review

Staggering through the overwhelmingly serious Oscar hopefuls is the half cut, aggressive, yet poetically comical, bruiser Dom Hemingway. Unlikely to win any awards the typically British gangster picture is welcome light relief in… Continue reading

Gravity Review

Space, the great unknown, the last frontier left for humanity to impossibly try to conquer or at least comprehend marginally more than we already do. The arts have always held a strong fascination… Continue reading

The Selfish Giant Review

“The British are Coming!” Paul Revere exclaimed to the sleepy people of Boston in the dead of the 1775 night, warning them of imminent arrival of some nasty British soldiers hankering for a… Continue reading

Captain Phillips Review

Just as the wicked winter nights draw in earlier and earlier so does the premature tattle surrounding the Oscars, usually which Hollywood A-lister is to saunter down the red carpet clutching the little… Continue reading

Blue Jasmine Review

  It’s difficult to know where to begin with Woody Allen, both his personal and professional life have been scrutinised to a point where it seems nothing remotely new or interesting can be… Continue reading