Search

The Film Lawyers

Film reviews that don't follow precedent

Month

April 2016

“Everybody Wants Some!!” because it’s so good

By: Samar Khan

“This is the best day of my life… until tomorrow.”

                                                                        – McReynolds

When this line was uttered, that’s when it was solidified for myself and co-writer Muneeb that the film we were watching was indeed also one of the best we had seen in recent memory. Continue reading ““Everybody Wants Some!!” because it’s so good”

Captain America The First Avenger: The origin story I forgot I enjoyed

By: Akram Shaban

A review series inspired by the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie wouldn’t be complete without the origin story that kick-started the trilogy. Continue reading “Captain America The First Avenger: The origin story I forgot I enjoyed”

Iron Man 2 is a nuts and bolts addition to the early MCU

By: Muneeb Arshid

As our series of Marvel Cinematic Universe film reviews continues, we move on to the next entry in the countdown to the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War. This was the first of the sequels that were made in the MCU, and features one of the team leaders of the upcoming Civil War. This, of course, is our review of Iron Man 2.
Continue reading “Iron Man 2 is a nuts and bolts addition to the early MCU”

The Jungle Book is a beautiful adaptation that balances style and substance.

By: Muneeb Arshid

When we first found out that the beloved Disney animation, The Jungle Book was going to be remade as a live-action film, most people were quite excited. Perplexed, yes, as to how it was actually going to be remade, but excited nonetheless. Then, we found out that about 99% of the film was going to be all due to the work of CGI effects, which instantly turned many people off. Continue reading “The Jungle Book is a beautiful adaptation that balances style and substance.”

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is an intense thriller if you use your imagination

By: Akram Shaban

I watched a hipster YouTube video the other day that claimed there were almost no more A-List actors because so many keep starring in bad movies. After seeing Criminal with its “star-studded cast”, and now the subject of this review, I can see the hipster’s point. But, because I’m bored and struggling to landa full-time job, I’m going to make the case for The Huntsman: Winter’s War. There is nothing like analysing a movie beyond its intended themes to make it seem better. Continue reading “The Huntsman: Winter’s War is an intense thriller if you use your imagination”

Shah Rukh Khan shines “in and as” FAN

By: Samar Khan

Much has been made about Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan’s interesting (to say the least) career trajectory following the highly acclaimed My Name is Khan.
Continue reading “Shah Rukh Khan shines “in and as” FAN”

Criminal has a star-studded cast, an interesting concept, and a bad everything else.

By: Akram Shaban

Criminal is the kind of movie that would have been great had the direction, writing, and the general aspects of filmmaking been well executed. The only thing that allows you to endure the 1 hour 53 minute run time is the quality of the performances delivered from the group of seasoned actors. Continue reading “Criminal has a star-studded cast, an interesting concept, and a bad everything else.”

Iron Man sets the tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By: Samar Khan

Quick show of hands: who here is excited for Captain America: Civil War? If you don’t put your hand up, you’re lying or just abhor having fun. Continue reading “Iron Man sets the tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe”

Eye in the Sky is a tense, unassuming portrayal about the realities of drone warfare.

By: Muneeb Arshid

It’s nice to be finally writing a review after a 3-week vacation with very minimal film viewing. So, it was important that I chose an appropriate and quality film to get myself back in the game.  Continue reading “Eye in the Sky is a tense, unassuming portrayal about the realities of drone warfare.”

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑