Danny Bowes, Author at Next Projection's Posts

Review: John Carter (2012)

Review: John Carter (2012)

Here and there throughout the unimaginably (and unimaginatively) expensive John Carter are elements that, in some configuration or other, could conceivably be assembled into a good movie. There is a magnetic leading man in Taylor Kitsch. There is some attempt to discuss race, cl... Read More »

Review: Gone (2012)

Review: Gone (2012)

The new thriller Gone is, for most of its running time, a competently executed job of painting by numbers, dutifully checking genre conventions off its list, anchored by a not-bad lead performance by Amanda Seyfried. She plays Jill Conway, who a year previously to the events of t... Read More »

Review: Safe House (2012)

Review: Safe House (2012)

he greatest lasting impact of Safe House, releasing this Friday, may very well be to give audiences a greater appreciation for the skill of Tony Scott as a director. He did not direct Safe House, a picture whose constantly moving hand-held camera (DP Oliver Wood's work on the Bou... Read More »

Review: Watching TV With The Red Chinese (2012)

Review: Watching TV With The Red Chinese (2012)

Inequality of wealth is a factor in cinema, as it is in life. The kind of picture a director can make with several hundred million dollars is grossly different from one s/he can make for several hundred thousand, and the criteria for judging what results should be different as we... Read More »

Review: Don 2 – The King Is Back (2011)

Review: Don 2 – The King Is Back (2011)

Resuming in both tone and narrative from where its predecessor left off, Don 2: The King Is Back tells the immensely satisfying—and gleefully amoral—story of master criminal Don's attempt to stay one step ahead of the cops and the entire criminal underworld, and play both parties... Read More »

Review: Don – The Chase Begins Again (2006)

Review: Don – The Chase Begins Again (2006)

With the imminent release of Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan's Don 2: The Chase Continues, the time is right to revisit Don: The Chase Begins Again, the picture to which Don 2 is, as can be easily determined, the sequel. Don itself has historical precedent, being a remake of the 197... Read More »

Review: I Am Singh (2011)

Review: I Am Singh (2011)

It's hard to be too negative on a film as earnestly presented and about as important a topic as I Am Singh, namely the hate crimes against Sikhs in the United States in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The earnestness and good intentions carry I Am Singh a long way, e... Read More »