100 Word Review – Saw (2004)

Although Cary Elwes will always be Westley, this has to be counted among his best performances. Ignore the rest of the franchise and consider this as a stand alone work of art and horror.

Two men (Elwes and Leigh Whannell) wake up in a dingy bathroom to find they are chained to the wall as part of a sick game set up by a notorious serial killer, with only a saw to help them escape.

It’s emotional, visceral and twisted, with enough plot to keep you on your toes throughout. This isn’t a slasher; it’s a psychological thriller with gore.

100 Word Review – The Princess Bride (1987)

Based on the wonderful, unmissable and inconceivable book by William Goldman (screenwriter of Butch Cassidy, Marathon Man and Misery), we follow Buttercup (Robin Wright) in a fairytale like no other.

In love with a farm boy (Cary Elwes), engaged to an evil prince (Chris Sarandon), Buttercup encounters friendly giants, vengeful spaniards and confusing Sicillians on her quest for true love.

This film is a masterpiece of romance, adventure and wit. I defy anyone to watch this film and not enjoy themselves. Just so long as they remember to watch out for the R.O.U.S in the Fire Swamp and the Albino…