reviews archive

  • The Immigrant

    “…richly textured…”

    September 11, 2014 10:15
  • Step Up All In

    "...spectacle wrapped in story."

    September 10, 2014 11:05
  • Tarzan

    “…much too safe with both story and animation.”

    September 10, 2014 10:54
  • I Origins

    "...thought provoking and ideologically challenging."

    September 9, 2014 17:51
  • The Giver

    "...a robust sci-fi action adaptation..."

    September 9, 2014 17:02
  • Into The Storm

    A disaster film that’s also a disaster on every level of storytelling.

    September 3, 2014 17:38
  • Boyhood

    Despite its impressive ambition and unprecedented form, it’s the emotional authenticity of this coming of age tale that makes it so memorable.

    September 1, 2014 12:04
  • What We Do In The Shadows

    This gut-buster of a mockumentary is a bloody delight from start to finish.

    September 1, 2014 11:53
  • The Reckoning

    Writer/director John V. Soto delivers his best film yet with this tight, taut and compelling thriller.

    September 1, 2014 11:44
  • The Grandmaster

    The rushed storytelling fails to live up to the spectacular visuals, but it’s still a knockout of a film.

    September 1, 2014 11:43
  • Predestination

    While its internal logic may not hold up under scrutiny, this is one admirably wild slice of sci-fi boosted by Sarah Snook’s revelatory lead performance.

    August 25, 2014 12:38
  • Felony

    A smart and suspenseful thriller, which continually subverts expectations and features smashing performances all round.

    August 25, 2014 12:29
  • Locke

    A masterful performance from Tom Hardy ensures this one-man show is enthralling from beginning to end.

    August 25, 2014 12:21
  • Magic In The Moonlight

    There’s little magic to Woody Allen’s latest affair, which offers predictable but uninspired pleasures.

    August 25, 2014 12:02
  • Haunter

    "...an enjoyable romp through a haunted house."

    August 19, 2014 14:54
  • The Inbetweeners 2

    The not so fab four head down under with Australian cliches and puerile jokes ensuing.

    August 19, 2014 12:22
  • In Search Of Chopin

    Rich and revealing in detail, this “search” for the famed composer is a classy affair.

    August 19, 2014 12:03
  • James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge

    Cameron continues his exploration of the deep seas with this doco, which paints the filmmaker as an alarmingly proficient and boundary-pushing adventurer.

    August 19, 2014 11:54
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

    Charm alone cannot carry this quirky crowd-pleaser through its bumpy patches.

    August 19, 2014 11:43
  • 20,000 Days On Earth

    The film’s innovative form perfectly matches its iconic subject, and while indulgent at times, this rock doco is also insightful and inspiring.

    August 19, 2014 11:31
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