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Reviews & features: Lily Collins

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

23 Aug 20132 stars

Young Adult book series fails to succesfully adapt to the screens

Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments is the latest Young Adult book series to be given the big screen treatment in the hope of kick-starting another movie franchise as lucrative and long-running as Twilight and Harry Potter. But while Harald Zwart’s…

Stuck In Love

14 Jun 20132 stars

A predictable and pretentious look at romance starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly

The debut feature from writer-director Josh Boone, Stuck In Love is a predictable and pretentious look at romance. Focusing on the trials and tribulations of a family of writers, it boasts a decent cast but too often falls for the same plot contrivances…

Review of Reviews - Mirror Mirror

23 Apr 2012

What we said, and they said, about the new Julia Roberts-starring fairytale

What we said Singh drops in a few visual flourishes, but he’s weighed down by a script that relies heavily on Shrek-like modern snarkiness in period garb for its laughs, without any Shrek-like jokes. The List What they said The film sleepwalks…

Mirror Mirror

5 Apr 20122 stars

Snarky re-telling of the Snow White myth, with the odd visual flourish

Tarsem Singh is a frustrating director; he has a canny eye for striking imagery, but an uncanny knack for picking scripts with little or no charm (The Fall being his sole exception so far). So it was with J-Lo vehicle The Cell and Clash of the Titans…