Film Review: The Professor

Writer-director Wayne Roberts’ The Professor is an uneven comedy drama. The film is not memorable viewing.  After he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, university lecturer Richard must face his own mortality. He decides to live his remaining days to the fullest, ruffling feathers amongst family, colleagues, and students… With The Professor, writer and director Roberts gets to the crux very […]

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Film Review: Framing John DeLorean

Directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce’s Framing John DeLorean is a riveting documentary. The filmmakers exhibit adept storytelling, keeping viewers hooked throughout.  Through interviews, archive footage, and reenactments, Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce tell the story of the rise and fall of American inventor and executive John DeLorean, who changed the automotive industry in the 20th century… Framing […]

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Film Review: Charlie Says

Mary Harron’s drama Charlie Says is a meditation on some of the members of the Manson Family. The film is quietly captivating.  Years after the notorious Manson murders, three women who killed for him are incarcerated in an isolated cell block. When a graduate student attempts to provide education to them, she sees that they are still under Manson’s spell… […]

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Film Review: Ma

Octavia Spencer is a riot in director Tate Taylor’s Ma. The thriller is a lot of fun, with a gloriously deranged final act. A group of teenagers in a small town are looking for an adult to buy them alcohol. Sue Ann agrees to make their purchase, and later invites them to use her basement to party. Their host, however, […]

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Film Review: A Vigilante

Writer-director Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s feature debut A Vigilante is tonally abrupt, yet an engaging and thought-provoking watch. Sadie helps domestic abuse victims escape their tormentors. Her unorthodox methods sees abusers face retribution. Sadie, however, is plagued by trauma herself… Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante is a drama crossed with a revenge thriller. The film is thought provoking insofar as it meditates on […]

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Film Review: The Hustle

Despite its glamorous setting and talented leads, Chris Addison’s The Hustle is weirdly flat. Those expecting an amusing comedy will be disappointed.  Josephine is a con artist working her tricks on gullible rich men in the south of France. When brash Australian Penny shows up hoping to score big, Josephine reluctantly agrees to train her to make big cons… An […]

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