• Film Review: JT LeRoy

    Based on a true story, JT LeRoy offers a great hook and solid performances. For a story this interesting however, the film does lack vivacity.  Laura pens a bestselling novel […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: Good Boys

    Gene Stupnitsky’s directorial debut Good Boys is infectious in its silliness. Offering both heart and a lot of laughs, the comedy is very enjoyable.  Three sixth grade boys ditch school […]

    Read more »
  • Previews: The Addams Family Trailer, Official Secrets, More!

    Plenty to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new The Addams Family trailer, The Day Shall Come, The Farewell, and more… The Addams Family Trailer Here […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: Domino

    Brian De Palma’s Domino is a curious little thriller. The narrative suggests a serious tone, which is contradicted by the style.  Detectives Christian and his long-time partner Lars attempt to […]

    Read more »
  • Previews: Queen & Slim, The Irishman, more!

    Lots of tantalising clips in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Queen & Slim trailer, The Irishman, JT LeRoy, and more… Queen & Slim Trailer Here is […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: The Current War

    Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War is a well performed and visually pleasing historical drama. The film engages viewers throughout, building tension in an admirable way. In the late 19th century, […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: Varda By Agnès

    Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda’s last film Varda By Agnès is just what admirers would expect from her. The film is a most fitting tribute to her career.  Filmmaker, photographer, and […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: The Dead Don’t Die

    Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is not quite as satisfying as the package suggests. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to enjoy.  Cliff is police chief of the […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: Kursk: The Last Mission

    Director Thomas Vinterberg’s Kursk: The Last Mission is a foreboding drama, which offers necessary tension. The film is an engaging watch. In 2000, the Russian Navy conducts an exercise. When […]

    Read more »
  • Film Review: An Acceptable Loss

    Writer-director Joe Chappelle’s An Acceptable Loss is an usually flat political thriller. Despite good performances and a decent premise, the film fails to engross viewers. When Libby becomes a guest […]

    Read more »

Film Review: The Social Network

Even to the most ardent Facebook fan the premise of this film doesn’t sound enthralling; a movie about the founding of the social networking site. Don’t let this put you off, however, as The Social Network is a wholly entertaining and surprisingly funny film. On the 2003 night that his girlfriend breaks up with him, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg begins to […]

Read more

Film Review: The American

The American is part thriller, part drama, and wholly bleak. Although the film is beautifully shot, the sombre air that pervades does not make it a particularly enjoyable film. Jack is a dangerous man, and a dangerous man to know. An assassin and gun-maker, Jack is sent to hide out in a remote Italian town before completing one last assignment. […]

Read more

Film Review: The Peddler

The Peddler is amiable documentary that will have you smiling and laughing throughout. Directors Eduardo de la Serna, Lucas Marcheggiano and Adriana Yurcovich capture the action without judgement or negativity, resulting in a delightful film to watch. Daniel Burmeister travels around small Argentinian towns making films. His only request to the Mayor is for food and lodgings. Burmeister makes his […]

Read more

Film Review: A Screaming Man

A Screaming Man is an affecting drama that eschews some initial humour for a serious and visceral narrative. Much of the film’s emotional clout is derived from the excellent performance of leading man Youssouf Djaoro. Former swimming champion Adam loves working at as a pool attendant along with his son Abdel at a hotel complex in Chad. After some reorganisation at […]

Read more

Film Review: Pink Saris

Pink Saris is a documentary about Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the ‘Pink Gang’ in Uttar Pradesh, India. The film is engaging, mainly due to the fascinating nature of the focal character. Documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto follows Sampat Pal as she strives to help women who have been victimised by tradition in the northern Indian state. Among the women […]

Read more
1 136 137 138 139 140 146