MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III: Cruise is back! The Mission Impossible franchise gets a much needed kick in the bum from one of television's greatest innovators.
PRIME: In Prime, the issue of dating someone substantially older/younger is intelligently examined; at times replacing fantasy with a hard-edged reality.
RABBIT 0N THE MOON: Sadistic crooked cops pursue a couple innocent of the crime they’ve been accused of. If you like your films foreign and edgy then catch this tense brooding film from Mexico.
RENT: Give me Rocky Horror, Evita and even Grease - and I’m there. Rent, however, proves to be the most mind-numbing musical-film experience I’ve had in years.
FIREWALL: A big pay-cheque and predictability are sadly the order of the day with Harrison Ford’s new action blockbuster, Firewall.
NUMBER 10: Starring Colin Moss, Number 10 takes its cue from the great sports films that have come before it, but it fumbles and drops the ball … horribly.
PROOF: Proof may scare off the mathematically challenged because of its premise but, if you stick with it, it becomes something you won’t want to stop watching.
CAPOTE: It’s not the most discussed film of 2005 but, with a stellar performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote’s a film that deserves to be seen.
TRANSAMERICA: Oscar Nominated Felicity Huffman undergoes an amazing transformation to become Bree, a transsexual forced to deal with a son she didn’t know she had.
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN: It’s no easy thing to write a review of a film which has become a cultural phenomenon, writes Luiz DeBarros in his take on Brokeback Mountain.
BREAKFAST ON PLUTO: Breakfast On Plutoexplores the subject of guys in girl's dresses, but this time the material is allowed to take on a magical fairytale quality.
GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS: Elijah “Frodo” Woods takes on some real challenges in dreary old England as he fights off wave after wave of football fanatics in Green Street Hooligans.
DERAILED: Derailed, while being another formula driven Hollywood film, has some edge-of-your-seat moments and is not quite the train wreck that same have said it is.
TSOTSI: The acclaimed Tsotsi is a beautiful piece of cinema to look at, but when he gets into the nitty-gritty of things, Christo Oberholzer wonders if it really deserves the Oscar.
MUNICH: With Munich, Spielberg demonstrates that he is as brilliantly skilled as ever in the craft of filmmaking. Sadly, the subject matter lets this film down for Christo Oberholzer.
WALK THE LINE: Christo Oberholzer ‘walks the line’ with Johnny Cash, but finds something epic lacking in the filmic telling of the country legend’s life.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005): The Chronicles of Narnia is the best holiday film of the year and will definitely convince you to get back into the closet… errr, wardrobe.
KING KONG: With King Kong, director Peter Jackson proves that he is the master of the epic-blockbuster. He also proves that he doesn’t seem to have an original idea in his body.
OLIVER TWIST: Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Oliver Twist, gets yet another screen adaptation. Unfortunately, it did nothing to generate any excitement in reviewer Christo Oberholzer.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE: Our film reviewers go head-to-head in two remarkably opposing reviews of the latest Harry Potter film. Which will you agree with?