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Miv Evans, Entertainment Journalist

Miv Evans is a British businesswoman who relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She previously had a comedy drama commissioned by BBC TV and sold her first film to REN Media International in 2008 which she wrote, directed and produced.

Miv is a freelance journalist for Century City News and the Director of The Trailer Film Festival which she founded in 2009.

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YOUTH - An Aging Experience
Surreal sequences instead of theme, and pretentious vinaigrettes replace what should be a slice-of-life experience. It is art house, without the art, tedious to watch.
22:00 Dec 7, 2015 PST
The Danish Girl
This true story about a transgender man suffers badly from overkill. At two hours, it's too long; the music is too dramatic; the actors try too hard and there's much too much crying.
18:08 Dec 2, 2015 PST
Where to Invade Next - No Docbuster from Moore
Where to Invade Next hops from one topic to another, never lets the audience know what it's about and, after two hours of cinematic navel gazing, it's unlikely they care.
03:18 Nov 1, 2015 PST
The End of The Tour - a Bestselling Bomb
Despite mountains of dialogue, there's not a Twainesque insight to be found. This film has issues, serious issues, and they don't get better with time.
19:50 Jun 11, 2015 PST
Cartel Land Movie Review: A Mexican Robin Hood Story
Mexican Robin Hood encourages the inhabitants of Mexico to rise up against the cartels that are aided by the corrupt Mexican government, as people die.
06:23 Jun 10, 2015 PST
Serena Film Review: A Lawrence/Cooper Tragedy
Hollywood has a reputation for producing stories with Happy Endings, so how this dark tale slipped through the net I have no idea. Perhaps the industry is so enamored with the over-rated Cooper/Lawrence alliance that they decided anything goes.
07:05 Mar 14, 2015 PST
Codebreaker Film Review: When Winning The War Isn't Enough
This should be a story about achievement and patriotism and glory; but instead it's a tale of prejudice and castigation and ingratitude.
04:31 Mar 7, 2015 PST
The Kidnapping of Mr Heineken Film Review
A sensational kidnapping that captivated the Dutch nation, a high-octane drama based on a real-life crime back in 1983.
14:32 Mar 4, 2015 PST
I Am Ali - The Real Deal
Of the many documentaries about Muhammad Ali, none are quite like this, up close and personal, with the entire film centered around the tapes Ali recorded of conversations he had with his children from the time they were able to talk.
19:37 Jan 4, 2015 PST
You don't have to be a fan of Hip Hop to enjoy this film. You just have to be a human being who has, at one time in your life, had all hope swept away, which makes it a story for us all.
17:17 Sep 25, 2014 PST
The Drop Movie Review
It's authentic, realistic and suspends our disbelief, which is why we go to the movies in the first place.
09:17 Sep 14, 2014 PST
Movie Review: Honeymoon
An barrage of creepy clichés are thrown at the plot, but none make sense, or connected, or explained. This lack of coherence gives a 'horror coated' feel, no big scares, no edge-of-the-seat
11:40 Sep 8, 2014 PST
FED UP Film Review
Movie review Miv Evans reviews the film 'FED UP'. Evans states that the documentary doesn't contain any surprises and or any answers.
12:29 Aug 31, 2014 PST
As Above, So Below Film Review
Scarlett sets off on a bus in Iran and ends up in the tunnels that lie below Paris. There are encounters with a Grim Reaper, the odd zombie, blood spatter. Fodder for a B-rated horror movie but, unfortunately, not one you'd want to watch.
16:23 Aug 30, 2014 PST
On The Way Film Review
or some reason, the writers decided that a prelude to the big adventure was needed and threw in a few scenes in which the aging grandmother is seduced by a 30 year-old man.
19:11 Mar 12, 2014 PST
Ride Along: Kevin Hart Squares Up to Ice Cube
Miv Evans reviews Ride Along. She is not impressed, as Kevin Hart and Ice Cube talk incessantly through 100 minutes of plotless plot and comedyless comedy.
06:05 Jan 18, 2014 PST
'How I Exiled My Inner Bitch' Book Makes Amazon Best Seller List!
Greg has denial on intravenous, so Dionne's quirks simply pass him by and, pretty soon, shallow love blossoms. But also blossoming are Greg's daughters
20:23 Sep 13, 2013 PST
Getaway Movie Review
If you can imagine what it's like to sit in the passenger seat of a Mustang and be driven around and around the same race track for an hour and half, you don't need to see this film.
05:01 Sep 6, 2013 PST
Jobs - The First Of Many Films
Had this theme of 'having it all ways' been embedded from the start, the audience could have watched as a Greek tragedy was born.
19:28 Aug 12, 2013 PST
General Hospital Actor Scott Defalco Spotted in LA
recurring actor on General Hospital, in the Newsroom, Beverly Beverly Hills. We asked him what he was drinking and he said apple, strawberry, banana and wheatgrass. We asked him if he's into healthy options because of his gig as co-host on the St
06:42 Mar 20, 2013 PST
The Company You Keep: When Your Past Won't Sleep
a lot of characters in this Robert Redford project are in their seventies, which takes nothing from the film, and Julie Christie, at 71, looks quite amazing.
17:46 Mar 10, 2013 PST
NO - from Chile
the events the filmmakers depict are so powerful that the images create a story all of their own. Truths are encompassed by themes of stolen civil liberties and, abomination by abomination, this tragic era of Chile's history is faithfully drawn.
20:41 Feb 6, 2013 PST
Parker: A Bad Bad Guy
An action-centric trailer might initially pull audiences in but, with nothing more to offer than a gun-crazed killer, interest will wane, and this crime flick will be on its way to the DVD graveyard.
18:57 Jan 27, 2013 PST
Arnie Is Back in 'The Last Stand'
Talking is kept to a minimum, and it's the high-octane action that fuels the vehicle, which lets us know, that Arnie is back.
17:13 Jan 23, 2013 PST
This is 40 - Allegedly
A film where vignettes are stuck together and interlaced by the tedious bickering of a couple who have nothing more on their minds than themselves.
11:39 Dec 17, 2012 PST
FLIGHT - Ready to Fall
It's impossible to know what dumb mistake our hero is going to make next, and it's these dilemmas that keep us intrigued from beginning to end.
13:22 Oct 26, 2012 PST
The Other Son Film Review
This is a story about two families; one is from Tel Aviv, the other from the West Bank. They are forced together by a tragedy and, unless Arab and Jew hold out their hands, an even bigger tragedy will befall them all.
18:11 Oct 20, 2012 PST
Tears of Gaza Film Review
claims is an anti-war offering. Unfortunately, however, every frame is so blatantly skewed that it plays more like an exercise in anti-Israel propaganda than a sincere attempt to advocate an end to war.
05:07 Sep 21, 2012 PST
Little Birds Review
The filmmakers hop from a character driven piece to action, which is a fatal move, and storytelling at its weakest. In fact, it's not really storytelling at all.
18:30 Aug 21, 2012 PST
Searching for Sugarman - The Forgotten Musician
This is a compelling documentary about a long-forgotten musician who discovered that his genius had in fact been heard.
20:01 Jul 22, 2012 PST
Magic Mike - The Stripper
McConaughey is on stage in the opening act and proves, within seconds, that this is the role he was born for. He drawls, rocks, titillates and tempts.
16:25 Jun 28, 2012 PST
Lola Learns - Very Little
A wishy-washy single girl, swans around New York, with not much to do and even less on her mind.
15:24 Jun 7, 2012 PST
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - But Only In The Brochure
Apart from being incredibly uninteresting, none of the characters actually have a sound reason for being at The Marigold. Evelyn has never worked but, at the age of 77, flies to India in the hope of finding a job in a call center.
12:26 May 17, 2012 PST
Marley: King of Reggae
This film was made with the co-operation of his family, and much is revealed about the humble Jamaican whose music transcended ethnicity, languages and creeds.
16:52 Apr 20, 2012 PST
Delicacy - Or as the French say, La Delicatesse
Billed as a romantic comedy, and if you think someone getting killed in a car accident is funny, then you'll think this film is a hoot. If, however, your tastes are a little more discerning, you'll find little here to entertain.
06:37 Apr 3, 2012 PST
The Hunger Games - In Reality
This film has a powerful concept that has been watered down to become a very bad reality show. Like Survivor, there's a progressive system of elimination but, instead of contestants voting off other members, they actually kill them.
16:27 Apr 2, 2012 PST
Project X Another Bad Hangover
This particular piece of trash is produced by Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover (s), and is arguably the worst film Warner Bros. have ever released.
06:14 Mar 7, 2012 PST
Act of Valor Movie Review
It's worth watching just to see real Seals in action they're all super-cool, burly and really, really hot.
07:01 Feb 19, 2012 PST
Red Tails - the heroes of Tuskegee
This is a high-flying war film told from the point of view of the first African American aerial combat unit to serve in World War 11.
14:06 Jan 19, 2012 PST
Worlds Apart Documentary Review
documentary about three different countries who have built walls on their borders to keep out the doomed population next door. It's fast-paced and revealing and each moment that captures a human tragedy paints a picture of politics
06:35 Jan 9, 2012 PST
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (First of a Trilogy)
all of whom seem quite normal compared to the girl with the dragon tattoo. She is totally bizarre but at the same time endearing and somehow manages to give dysfunction a very good name.
07:28 Dec 21, 2011 PST
W.E. - Madonna's Latest Material
director in the world can save a bad script so it's unfortunate that Madonna decided to write her own material for the follow-up to her first flop, which she also wrote.
13:14 Dec 18, 2011 PST
War Horse: Born to Conquer
This is an epic tale about a valiant horse who finds himself in battlefields far from home and, as we follow his tumulteous journey, it becomes clear that the characters are merely passing ships and our only companion
13:05 Dec 15, 2011 PST
Young Adult: Calamity Jane is Back
Adding to the litany of bad girl movies that have hit our screens this year, this dark comedy presents us with another anti-heroine and, as long as you don't mind seeing yet another Pretty Girl befriend yet another Fat Boy,
10:47 Dec 4, 2011 PST
The Iron Lady At The Oscar Altar
relevance and truth are sacrificed in the name of the upcoming Oscars and what we actually get is Meryl Streep playing a role Helen Mirren was born for.
21:24 Nov 26, 2011 PST
'The Kid With a Bike' Declared as Best European Film of 2011
His bike is his friend and he pedals fast, and he pedals furious, never letting it get sentimental and keeping us firmly in his grasp so we don't miss a minute of his captivating tale.
12:52 Nov 23, 2011 PST
HUGO - A Special Effects Bonanza
created from undeveloped ideas, acted out by pseudo Dickensian characters whose lives exist around an eternallyy bustling Parisian train station that doesn't feel French at all.
09:49 Nov 23, 2011 PST
'The Artist' - The Silence is Deafening
a black and white silent movie which is self-indulgent, pretentious and a case of the Emperor's New Clothes.
07:23 Nov 20, 2011 PST
My Week With Marilyn - According to the Book of Colin
our journey becomes a mundane trot with people who never change and so little happening that if the sequences were swapped around, no one would notice. And Michelle Williams as Marilyn? Not really.
05:53 Nov 18, 2011 PST
Happy Feet 2 - Unhappy Penguins
the story is dismal and the characters drag us from one non-event to another, uttering humorless dialogue in mismatched accents that are a perfect metaphor for the mélange on-screen.
18:22 Nov 13, 2011 PST
J. EDGAR - A Double Tale
It is intended to be a biopic but flies around at such a pace that there is no time to get to know the man whose flaws would doubtless intrigue, and becomes nothing more than a mildly interesting trudge through American history.
10:28 Nov 9, 2011 PST
Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children
Their tales are desperately sad and the lack of government support is deplorable but these charming little ones have so much hope their stories are uplifting and they enchant us right to the very end.
14:09 Nov 2, 2011 PST
Appropriate Adult - Inappropriate Behavior
This is a story about two of the UK's most notorious serial killers but, instead of sensationalism, the filmmakers feed us intimacy, and instead of gore we glimpse the mind of a man who tortured and murdered so many, he lost count.
17:19 Oct 23, 2011 PST
'Margin Call' a Meltdown in 24 Hours
Set in the high stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a gripping tale about the obscene wealth of the morally bankrupt and, although not a tell-all, it tells enough to fascinate and makes no excuses for the contemptible behavior of
10:59 Oct 17, 2011 PST
The Big Year - A Bad Bromance
This is a story about bird watching, and if you think that sounds boring, you should see the film. Or rather, you shouldn't see the film. Really, you shouldn't.
14:45 Oct 12, 2011 PST
Real Steel - Unreal Everything Else
Watching the robots in this film duke it out in the ring is a total blast but, unfortunately, the futuristic boxing world where this story resides is never truly created.
16:39 Oct 5, 2011 PST
What's Your Number? - Zero at the Box Office
This uninspiring romantic comedy plods from one superficial moment to the next, telling us nothing we haven't been told before and showing us nothing we haven't seen.
13:11 Sep 28, 2011 PST
Abduction With Taylor Lautner
There are so many disastrous scenes in this movie that it could have been made by a group of students in their first year at film school.
10:23 Sep 23, 2011 PST
50/50 - Deadly Funny
This film is a daring combination of tragedy and comedy which works for a while but then runs out of steam, becoming sentimental and, without the depth of a tear jerker, ends up in no man's land.
14:44 Sep 16, 2011 PST
'Drive' a Ryan Gosling Unravelling
This film kicks off with a dazzling set piece that lays the groundwork for a unique action thriller, but unfortunately the filmmakers fail to follow through and unique becomes clichéd and action becomes gory.
07:37 Sep 11, 2011 PST
'Contagion' A Star Studded Catastrophe
This film is tagged as a sci-fi/action/thriller, but it plays like a mega-long montage, with film stars rushing across a plethora of plotlines, reciting endless melodrama until they finally collapse into an ungainly finale that is coated with cheese
04:54 Sep 7, 2011 PST
'Higher Ground' a Lower Level Drama
This is a desperately tame, slow-paced story, cram-packed with religious fanatics who are so brain-washed they all sound the same.
04:01 Aug 24, 2011 PST
WARRIOR - Three Heroes Too Many
This is a family drama set in the world of martial arts, but we never actually see the family together and the championship that is the focus of the story is played out in three rounds, one after another, by the end of which all tension is gone and
09:13 Aug 21, 2011 PST
Conan The Barbarian- Circa 1982
an endless tirade of special effects and sword fights, making it more like a video game than a movie, and watching someone play on their computer for two hours is about as tedious as it can get.
05:49 Aug 17, 2011 PST
30 Minutes Or Less - And Still Too Long
This is a low-brow comedy that has nothing more to offer than the commitment of the actors to do their best against insurmountable odds. The plot is infantile, the humor lame and the characters flounder under the weight of having nothing of worth t
17:33 Aug 11, 2011 PST
'The Change-Up' - While Staying The Same
This film takes the worn-out idea of body switching, throws in some crass humor and a few clichéd characters, then drags the entire old stoker out for two long, painful hours.
06:38 Aug 2, 2011 PST
Mr Nice - The Drug Baron
This is a fascinating biopic about a global drug smuggler who begins life as the ultimate academic, becomes a legendary pothead and eventually pays a brutal price for the insidious path he chooses to take.
16:18 Jul 31, 2011 PST
Crazy, Stupid Love - Without the Crazy
This film is shamelessly formulaic, has far too many coincidences, characters and sub-plots and also one of the cheesiest endings in the history of cinema. It's all very gentle and plodding and including 'crazy' in the title is an utter misnomer
14:23 Jul 26, 2011 PST
Another Earth - Shuttle Or Tardis?
This film has an intriguing sci-fi premise about a duplicate earth appearing but, unfortunately, it gets relegated to the realm of sub-plot and the focus is placed on a tedious romance that is a poor substitute for the extra-terrestrial adventure we
10:56 Jul 23, 2011 PST
Zookeeper - A Really Bad Break-Up
The first scene in this film is extremely amusing but then things go downhill fast, gathering momentum at such a rate that all hope is soon lost and what promised to be an entertaining romp turns into one of the most idiotic comedies of all time.
14:54 Jul 10, 2011 PST
Aniston Goes Dark in 'Horrible Bosses'
No film has ever tried harder to be funny but every attempt at a punch-line makes a soft landing without so much as a dead bear bounce to send it into the realms of dark comedy, which its concept decreed it should be.
04:37 Jul 7, 2011 PST
SUPER 8 - Super Lame
It lurches incoherently from one half-created world to the next and, in a vain attempt to justify calling itself a thriller, turns up the volume from deadly quiet to deafening which, as a storytelling technique, sucks.
13:50 Jul 2, 2011 PST
Life, Above All - A South African Story
This enthralling story is realistic and moving and is made all the more potent by its stark simplicity.
16:00 Jul 1, 2011 PST
Monte Carlo A Drama in Monaco
It attempts to create a culture clash but is so clumsy in its execution that it repeatedly demeans the waitress who left high school at 16 and is classist storytelling at its most unattractive.
07:43 Jun 29, 2011 PST
Larry Crowne - A Tom Hanks Tribute
None of the interaction between the characters does more than skirt on the surface and it's obvious Talia, 30 years Larry's junior, is there as the text book mentor all screenplay heroes are supposed to have. Their already painfully contrived rel
12:58 Jun 28, 2011 PST
'The Kennedys' Coming to a Store Near You
This is a TV mini-series about the most famous, charismatic family in American history but somehow the writers manage to make the entire clan look completely boring.
07:24 Jun 26, 2011 PST
Project Nim - A Chimp's Life
Nim is a chimpanzee who a professor tried to make human. It's a fascinating documentary that aims to hold up a mirror to the animal that is man's closest relative but in so doing also holds up a mirror to mankind. And it's not always pretty.
17:16 Jun 25, 2011 PST
Bad Teacher - Bad Everything
Diaz dazzles as the Bad Teacher in this otherwise barely entertaining piece that tries so hard to shock it suffers from exhaustion long before the final curtain falls.
13:24 Jun 22, 2011 PST
CARS 2 - No Kids at Disney
This is a children's film with a plot too complicated for many adults to understand and with so much explanatory dialogue it sometimes feels like a lecture. There's absolutely no humor for anyone and much is made of a picture of an engine, the li
11:18 Jun 21, 2011 PST
SENNA - Fearless to the Finish
Senna is a riveting documentary about Ayrton Senna, the Formula One driver, whose passion, raw talent and religious beliefs gave him iconic status in life and mythical status in death. Spectacular moments jostle alongside the intimate which make
07:46 Jun 18, 2011 PST
Page One: Inside The New York Times - Remembering The Good Times
There are some compelling facts in this documentary, but not nearly enough, and what there is is so bogged down by social media trivia that no room is left for a cohesive story to be told, which is something of a paradox
13:12 Jun 17, 2011 PST
The Art of Getting By - Or Not
Stakes don't get much lower than this and it's as crashingly boring as it sounds, with the lack-luster plot making its meandering way from one pointless moment to the next.
13:53 Jun 15, 2011 PST
The Last Mountain- The Hooligans of Corporate America
The coal industry is detonating the explosive power of a Hiroshima bomb each and every week, shredding landscapes to bring coal wealth to a few, and leaving devastated communities in their wake. Politicians are siding with their corporate donors an
09:36 Jun 2, 2011 PST
Midnight in Paris - Another Woody Allen Biography
This is yet another Woody Allen film with a lead character who is a writer struggling to write. It's a lot better than anything he's produced for years, but there's none of the old genius in sight and no sign of the enigmatic characters he now s
11:45 Jun 1, 2011 PST
'Beautiful Boy' a Tragic Tale
It's emotionally charged but never depressing and all praise to the brave writers for taking us to a cinematic place where we have never been.
04:31 Jun 1, 2011 PST
The Hangover Part II - A Definite Misnomer
It is actually a remake of The Hangover we just saw, and watching this so soon after the first is a bit like spending the evening with an ageing aunt who's suffering from dementia.
09:26 May 26, 2011 PST
Beginners - The Day Dad Came Out
This film has no story to tell, the characters are all too passive to cause any kind of conflict and the endless flashbacks slow down a snail-pace to a near standstill. To say it lacks realism is an understatement and to say it's a drudge is being
05:14 May 26, 2011 PST
Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The story dawdles its way through endless fluff, the attempts at comedy are dire, it's bogged down with fatuous dialogue recited by brunette mermaids (yeah, right) and a chorus of actors in very bad wigs. This is cinema at its dreariest and the ex
18:11 May 17, 2011 PST
Bridesmaids - Sparring in Stilletos
This is a chick flick in which the chicks behave so badly they don't even make it to Vegas for the bridal shower. The exact number of bridesmaids is five, plus one bride; two of these are funny, four are not, which gives humor a minority stake but
06:46 May 11, 2011 PST
Passion Play - A Mickey Rourke Special
This film is littered with gaping plot holes at every turn, one of which is when Nate gets into a relationship with Lily but doesn't ask how come she's got a pair of angel wings growing out of her back.
12:53 May 8, 2011 PST
Something Borrowed - Something Old
This film is mildly entertaining, extremely forgettable and unable to make up its mind if it's a buddy movie or a romantic comedy. The finale, in particular, suffers from this genre dithering
15:36 May 6, 2011 PST
William, Kate, Carol and Camilla Forced to Stand Together
When the Queen, Camilla and Carol were forced to stand together for a few minutes at the recent nuptials, the atmosphere was clearly strained and hardly a word exchanged.
06:44 May 1, 2011 PST
FAST FIVE - Back Again
The filmmakers are understandably grateful to the legions of loyal fans who have made Fast and Furious into a franchise and they show their respect by placing a high impact action scene right at the beginning, even b
01:53 Apr 29, 2011 PST
PROM - A Dancing Disaster
Who would think cinema needs another clichéd prom movie with dreary stereotypes who aren't capable of cracking so much as one funny line? Apparently, Disney do, and they're releasing it in theatres this week
19:15 Apr 27, 2011 PST
Water for Elephants - Nothing for The Audience
a few animal tricks, a load of idle gossip and a sociopath circus An owner attacking his bi-lingual elephant when ticket sales are down. Considering this is a movie set in a circus, there's really not much to see.
08:47 Apr 22, 2011 PST
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
a rather low-profile target for such a high-profile 'truthsayer' and, equally debatable, is whether this is a subject audiences really need an in-depth on. With the ozone layer at no. 9 on the 2011 Social Worries List, would product placement eve
06:15 Apr 21, 2011 PST
RIO - A Big Bird Fest
magnificently depicted and the cast is littered with stars but somehow it becomes duller and duller by the minute, ending up as yet another big budget cavalcade with plenty of sizzle, not much sausage and, despite its genre, not one funny line.
14:31 Apr 17, 2011 PST
Arthur - Already On the Rocks
The original characters of Arthur become shadows of their former selves in this 2011 knock-off and there is so much dreary dialogue that it feels more like a play than the crazy romp it once was.
05:01 Apr 7, 2011 PST
Born to Be Wild 3D - A Short Tale
This is a mesmerizing documentary about orphan elephants and orangutans who are given sanctuary and nurtured until they are ready to be returned to their natural habitat in the wild.
13:09 Apr 4, 2011 PST
Hanna - A Never Ending Mystery
It's overloaded with kung fu kick-outs, has a plot that doesn't add up and the entire experience is as uninspired as its title.
17:53 Mar 30, 2011 PST
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