Ian Forbes

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Member of the San Diego Film Critics Society, writing film reviews since 2005. Curmudgeon and lover of Susanne Bier films. Sadly, unlike Candyman, saying my name three times in a mirror does not result in my sudden appearance. However, you'll likely find me wherever a movie is severely melancholy.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Movie Review

The long wait for Marvel fans to see what Earth’s Most Profitable Heroes have up their sleeve has finally come to an end. ...

‘Adult Beginners’ Movie Review

In Adult Beginners, Nick Kroll plays a tech entrepreneur whose product launch goes belly up, losing himself and his investors a lot of money....

‘Kill Me Three Times’ Movie Review

One of the constants in my cinematic viewing is that if Simon Pegg is cast in a film, I want to see it. ...

‘Furious 7’ Movie Review – Paul Walker Gets an Emotional Send-Off

Rev up your engines, it’s time for the seventh (yes SEVENTH) installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. As they’re running out of...

‘Serena’ Movie Review – Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

I don’t make any secret of the fact that Susanne Bier is my favorite director. She crafts these achingly beautiful portraits of humanity...

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Movie Review

To say that Kingsman: The Secret Service is original is sort of like saying cigarettes prevent lung cancer.  However, there are plenty of cinematic...

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Movie Review

It’s probably safe to say that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is one of the more anticipated movies of the year.  I...

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review: Fun But Not Funnier Than Dumb and Dumber

I’ve never been a big fan of reviewing comedies. The genre is so subjective and even amongst close friends, reaching more than a...

Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’ Starring Matthew McConaughey

If recent Hollywood history has taught us anything, it’s that the majority of movies aimed at adults who want more than pure escapism in...

Movie Review: ‘Laggies’

We’re just starting to get to that point in the year when studios stop putting out mindless explosion fests and trickle in a few...

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