Rich on Film - Writing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 00:57
A year after launching this website with a trip up to the Sydney Film Festival I am back with a vengeance and tripping up to NSW for a second time. Coming off a totally enjoyable week in 2010 I will be doing much the same this year (hopefully with a few extra days this time). Running the streets of Sydney from film to film, yelling at people and generally making a nuisance of myself.
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 14:11
Paul isn't exactly a major disappointment but rather it is simply a slight, unmemorable distraction. This breezy sci-fi-action-comedy is fast-paced entertainment but forgive me for expecting slightly more from Simon Pegg.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 14:50
There has been a lot of films made over the last 100 years. Many of them have been not so good and understandably forgotten but many have slipped through the cracks for reasons that are much less clear. Some of these films I am listing may not be that readily accessible but make a note, file the title in the back of your mind because at some point you may come across them. My shortlist for this piece was much longer than 10 films so there may very well be a part two coming soon.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 14:51
The Adjustment Bureau is an odd little film. A strangely light mixture of brainy sci-fi, romantic comedy, conspiracy thriller and political drama. It shouldn't really work but it does. At least it works while you're watching it.
Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 09:51
Video stores are dying. That is a fact. I have worked on and off in these bastions of popular culture for several years now. I have witnessed competing stores around the neighborhood drop like flies. First hand I have seen daily takings drop by as much as 50% over 24 months. As much as one yearns for these nostalgic spaces to remain, the fact of the matter is they are outdated and dysfunctional.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 13:27
Liam Neeson's latest foray into action man territory with Unknown is an engaging piece of pulp that offers unexpected delights for those willing to suspend disbelief.
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 19:29
In the midst of a big overseas trip a couple of years ago I began hearing about a Swedish film called Let The Right One In. It was months later before I returned home so I missed the opportunity to see it. For some unknown reason I also didn't catch it on its DVD release.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 00:56
As 127 Hours reached its roaring crescendo I sat in the cinema enveloped by a wave of curious disconnectedness. For the first time Danny Boyle's visual pyrotechnics were not doing anything for me. In fact it felt as if they were actually working against the film.
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 08:51
The Fighter is a strong film despite its conventional nature. Packed to the brim with great performances, this is crowd pleasing cinema at its finest but unfortunately the film seems compelled to wallow in cliché moments.
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 13:08
Faster is a tight little revenge vehicle that is a lot better than it should've been but not nearly as good as it could've been. Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) gives the most Rock-like performance we have seen from him in quite a while.