Author Archives: Mike Edwards

About Mike Edwards

After ditching real life once and for all, Mike started out writing film reviews for ObsessedWithFilm (now WhatCulture) and has written for a variety of sites including Yahoo! Movies UK. He has also been known to write and shoot films himself. Twitter: @MyKedwads Email: info@movievortex.com

My Recent Reviews:

Journalists on the Big Screen

Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Philomena on November, we are taking a look back at some of the greatest real-life journalists portrayed on the screen. All The President’s Men (1976) This Academy Award-winning political thriller tells the non-fiction story about the two journalists (played very famously by the legends Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman) investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film received numerous good mentions including two Academy Awards. Welcome To Sarajevo (1997) UK journalist Michael Henderson (Stephen Dillane) and US journalist...

Read More...

Filth

Filth is so desperate to prove it's KER-AZY! that it smothers what could be an alternately entertaining and disturbing look a man in the process of slowly unravelling. Still, the extremity of the source material and standout performance from James McAvoy may be enough to win over less finicky audiences… (more...)

Read More...

The Lone Ranger

You can sometimes tell a lot about a film by the signs that precede it. A fact Tonto himself may well appreciate. This film has been dogged by budget concerns, freak weather, rumours of re-edits and bad early buzz. Most of which Tonto presumably does not appreciate. (more...)

Read More...

Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn's latest offering presents his usual mix of vivid colours, hyper-violence and impressive actors, but the navel-gazing tone and meandering non-plot makes this particularly pretentious outing something of a damp squib. (more...)

Read More...

From Up On Poppy Hill

Studio Ghibli fans will love this gentle story of first love and growing up in troubled times. Audiences less versed in the not-so-magical side of the Ghibli repertoire may find 'From Up On Poppy Hill' a little slow, but by the time the credits roll there won't be a dry eye in the house. This is pure, poignant and moving storytelling from an increasingly potent father-son combo. (more...)

Read More...