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  • The Water Diviner

    Russell Crowe’s directorial debut is a mixed affair, with its execution never quite matching its soaring ambition.

    December 22, 2014 17:03
  • Mr. Turner

    This sprawling film marks Mike Leigh's most ambitious film to date and he's matched by a towering performance from his leading man.

    December 22, 2014 16:57
  • St Vincent

    This uneven dramedy too often softens its edges and seems content to coast entirely on the world’s affection for Bill Murray.

    December 22, 2014 16:34
  • Big Hero 6

    The formulaic template peeks through, but audiences will be won over by the ample humour and heart to be found. rn

    December 22, 2014 16:23
  • What's Wrong With Australian Films

    This doco tackles this constantly debated question with a bold and fresh approach.

    December 19, 2014 12:25
  • Big Eyes

    Tim Burton strips back his usual theatrics to tell this simple but touching story reminiscent of the filmmaker's early work.

    December 19, 2014 11:43
  • The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (3D)

    While it’s plagued by the problems of its predecessors, Peter Jackson’s final voyage to Middle-Earth packs a surprising amount of punch.

    December 18, 2014 13:09
  • Keep On Keepin' On

    Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a fan of jazz to be a fan of this joyful, revelatory music doc.

    December 18, 2014 11:44
  • Horrible Bosses 2

    An equal sequel, which comes overstuffed with winning gags, big laughs and star talent.

    December 9, 2014 10:25
  • Folies Bergere

    A wry, surprising and touching portrait of a marriage that experiences a gentle shake-up.

    December 8, 2014 11:59
  • The Knick

    Steven Soderbergh came out of “retirement” for this series, and we are very, very thankful.

    December 8, 2014 11:29
  • Advance Australian Film

    A thought-provoking doco, which sheds important insight into the local film industry and the debate as to why Australian films fail to connect with audiences.

    December 4, 2014 15:24
  • Exodus: Gods And Kings

    Ridley Scott’s revamp of this biblical epic too often opts for the camp over the intimate and humane.

    December 3, 2014 09:49
  • Love Is Now

    A rich, emotive and beautifully lensed local love story that deftly steers clear of cliches.

    December 2, 2014 12:39
  • Human Capital

    A superior thriller that also throws up a deft character study and shrewd social commentary.

    December 1, 2014 12:48
  • The Mystery Of Happiness

    Despite its central theme of embracing the unexpected, this comedy drama never diverts from the formula, but it’s warm and charming.

    December 1, 2014 12:37
  • The Green Prince

    The truth seems a little slippery in this doco, which seems to sacrifice objectivity in the name of suspense.

    December 1, 2014 12:28
  • Turkey Shoot

    Aussie guerrilla filmmaker Jon Hewitt reworks a polarising Ozploitation flick into a crackling, dark satire.

    December 1, 2014 12:18
  • The Congress

    An ambitious, provocative and beautifully executed slice of sci-fi.

    December 1, 2014 11:56
  • The Captive

    A compelling first act is let down by one too many plot twists, but Atom Egoyan’s latest still proves quietly shattering.

    December 1, 2014 11:42
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