Review: Les Miserables

Dec 25th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 8 min read

Verdict: Four out of five stars. The world’s most beloved musical comes to stirring life in an adaptation that pushes all the right buttons. Just as with the stage version, you will laugh, cry, sing along and be deeply moved, and director Tom Hooper manages the pacing nicely too. A pity then that Russell Crowe turns out to be the weakest link with his strangled, sometime scratchy, voice that turns Inspector Javert into a less than imposing figure. Nevertheless, a tour de force.

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Jul 25th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

My rating ¬†for The Dark Knight Rises- four out of five stars So let’s start with the obvious: has geek god Chris Nolan (blessed be his name) delivered a worthy conclusion to the Batman trilogy he started seven years ago? Yes and no. Yes, because in true Nolan fashion, The Dark Knight Rises is filled with compelling characters, astonishing set pieces and some deeply moving…