‘Pusher’ (2012) Review 4.5/10

‘Pusher’ (2012) Review

Release Date: October 26, 2012 (Limited)
Current Showing via OnDemand Platforms
Director: Luis Prieto
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse Score: 4.5/10

For some reason, some truly phenomenal films are remade not long after their releases,



When Martin McDonagh burst onto the scene four years ago with the incredibly funny – but almost gleefully offensive – In Bruges, it gave him almost immediate credibility as both a writer and director. In Bruges, in addition to giving people a reason to like Colin Farrell again, was a shot in the arm to the art of comedic filmmaking, and garnered McDonagh’s screenplay a well-deserved Oscar nomination.

‘Frankenweenie’ Review 7/10

‘Frankenweenie’ Review

Release Date:   October 5th, 2012
MPAA Rating:   PG
Director:   Tim Burton
FilmPulse Score:   7/10

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie first appeared in 1984 as a short film with Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern and Barret Oliver (otherwise known

‘Wuthering Heights’ Review 6.5/10

‘Wuthering Heights’ Review

Release Date:   October 5th, 2012 (Limited)
MPAA Rating:   Unrated
Director:   Andrea Arnold
FilmPulse Score:   6.5/10

It seems like every so often cinema has to make a series film adaptations based on classic literature. It’s like an

‘Nature Calls’ Review 2.5/10

‘Nature Calls’ Review

Release Date: November 9, 2012
Currently playing on VOD
Director: Todd Rohal
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 2.5/10

When I first read about the new Patton Oswalt comedy Nature Calls, which premiered at

‘Headshot’ Review 6/10

‘Headshot’ Review

Release Date:  September 28th 2012
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Director:  Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
FilmPulse Score:  6/10

It is no secret that I am a fan of Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. His brilliant suicidal love story Last Life in

LOOPER Review 9


The art of the time travel film has always been something of a mixed bag. It’s a very tricky subject to get right without having a million little plot holes and paradoxes that cause the viewer to go insane with confusion. In the case of Looper however, writer/director Rian Johnson not only explores this subject with meticulous precision, but also adds in an incredible, and more importantly, original story.

‘Remote’ Review 5/10

‘Remote’ Review

Director: Marc Roussel
MPAA Rating: NR
Film Pulse Score: 5/10

Remote is one of those films that has such an interesting storyline, that you’ll find yourself interested and invested in it, despite it’s shortcomings.  Written and

FAMILIAR Review 6.5


Director: Richard Powell
MPAA Rating: NR
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

Every couple of months we’ll receive an e-mail from a budding young filmmaker who wants us to check out and review their latest masterpiece, and more

‘The Master’ Review 8/10

‘The Master’ Review

Release Date:  September 21, 2012
MPAA Rating:  R
Director:  P.T. Anderson
FilmPulse Score:  8/10

The Master is P.T. Anderson’s first film in five years since 2007’s Oscar-nominated There Will Be Blood. The most memorable aspect of There

‘End of Watch’ Review 6.5/10

‘End of Watch’ Review

Release Date: September 21, 2012
Director: David Ayer
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

The “found footage” conceit is nothing new. Neither is the ‘buddy cop’ dynamic.  Putting them together, however, is an interesting

‘Dredd 3D’ Review 7/10

‘Dredd 3D’ Review

Release Date: September 21, 2012
Director: Pete Travis
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

When I first began reporting on Dredd 3D, the reboot of the 1995 Stallone flop, I saw just another studio

‘Arbitrage’ Review 7.5/10

‘Arbitrage’ Review

Release Date: September 14, 2012 (Limited)
Current Showing via OnDemand Platforms
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 7.5/10

Arbitrage tells a surprisingly simple story of a complex man dealing with a series



There’s been a slew of feel good movies coming out this year, most of which debuted during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and Mads Matthiesen’s debut feature film Teddy Bear fits safely into that trend. Based on a short film also from Matthiesen, Teddy Bear features a heartfelt story, along with a stellar performance from the film’s lead, Kim Kold. It’s the perfect blend of comedy and drama, and while the storyline itself is nothing special, it’s the uniqueness of the characters that make this film worth your time.