reviews archive

  • Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

    Stretched beyond its sitcom formula, d’jokes begin to wear a little thin.

    July 24, 2014 13:34
  • Hercules (3D)

    Director Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson deliver a solid popcorn flick, which succeeds in the action and humour stakes.

    July 24, 2014 12:05
  • Snowpiercer

    The characters come second to its ingenious premise, but it still rates as a riveting blockbuster.

    July 24, 2014 10:54
  • Deliver Us From Evil

    Uninspired and downright silly, this is a textbook example of why the horror genre gets a bad rap.

    July 24, 2014 10:15
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    “…a lively examination of the mysteries surrounding the universe…”

    July 23, 2014 13:21
  • Still Life

    Eddie Marsan delivers a typically top-notch performance in this delicate but thoughtful drama.

    July 22, 2014 14:19
  • Once My Mother

    A deeply personal story of a mother and daughter’s fractured relationship told with wisdom and clarity.

    July 22, 2014 14:11
  • Devil's Knot

    Director Atom Egoyan’s approach to this undeniably compelling material is strangely ambivalent and ultimately frustrating.

    July 22, 2014 13:56
  • Sex Tape

    Rather than exploiting its raunchy premise to offer up something honest, this evolves into a pretty textbook comedy.

    July 17, 2014 11:02
  • Venus In Fur

    Despite a stellar lead performance and its provocative battle-of-the-sexes premise, Polanski’s latest offering fails to transcend its theatrical trappings.

    July 14, 2014 15:19
  • Words And Pictures

    Fine central performances anchor this gentle charmer of a love story.

    July 14, 2014 15:05
  • Reaching For The Moon

    Despite its flawless lead performances, this admittedly compelling love story is let down by clunky pacing.

    July 14, 2014 14:56
  • Charlie's Country

    A soulful and sublime work, which reminds one of cinema’s transformative power.

    July 14, 2014 14:49
  • Beatriz's War

    East Timor’s first feature film unsurprisingly comes with little frills, but it’s a searing, soulful story told with clarity.

    July 10, 2014 13:36
  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    A truly cracking blockbuster that delivers on all fronts: imaginative set pieces, richly crafted characters and intelligent subtext.

    July 9, 2014 13:47
  • The Lunchbox

    A wise, wry and captivating gem, which refuses to hand out pat solutions.

    July 7, 2014 16:01
  • All This Mayhem

    An unflinching but somewhat distant expose of the perils of success punctuated with a couple of heartbreaking moments.

    July 7, 2014 15:47
  • Calvary

    Director John Michael McDonagh has crafted a searingly honest, intelligent and ambitious sophomore effort, and found a worthy muse again in Brendan Gleeson.

    June 30, 2014 15:12
  • Tim's Vermeer

    A fascinating look at art and obsession, which has been meticulously and magically crafted.

    June 30, 2014 14:49
  • Belle & Sebastian

    An earnest, warmly intentioned and feel good flick whose canine star steals the spotlight.

    June 30, 2014 14:37
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