Sam Turner

Editor of Film Intel: a film blog with occasional added intelligence. Emphasis on the occasional.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    I have no idea who Mad Max the character is by this point, but there's an argument (made in two hours here by George Miller), that it hardly matters. Miller's film has a sterling turn from Charlize Theron and Action with grit under its fingernails. It has also managed to piss off the right wing misogynists, which is always a good thing.


    The full Mad Max: Fury Road review is up at Film Intel now.

  • The Brothers Grimm

    The Brothers Grimm

    ★★

    Peter Stormare goes Sacha Baron Cohen. Everyone else goes home. More on the site

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  • Monsters

    Monsters

    ★★★★½

    Road movie, love story, political allegory, musing on how we treat each other and nature. Should set a new benchmark for what indie film-makers can achieve. Final scenes are balletic; Swan Lake with alien squid. More on the site.

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    ★★

    The finale is an hour long, there's very little characterisation (excluding Oldman's Shen) and the rest of Po's band (excluding Tigress) may as well not be there. As thin as your average rice noodle, and then some. More on the site.