reviews archive

  • Drown

    This searing teen drama tears into notions of masculinity and mateship – and the results are tragic but well worth exploring.

    March 3, 2015 17:19
  • 4 Minute Mile

    "...astonishingly complacent in its unoriginality."

    March 3, 2015 16:40
  • Miss Meadows

    "...struggles to keep up the momentum."

    March 3, 2015 16:33
  • Sex Ed

    "... a sex positive film..."

    March 3, 2015 16:20
  • The Canal

    “…plenty of chills, thrills and an utterly twisted climax…”

    March 3, 2015 16:01
  • Gangnam Blues

    South Korea do the bloody and brutal epic like no other.

    February 27, 2015 14:15
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Magic doesn’t exactly spark twice, but this light-hearted sequel effortlessly coasts on the charm and charisma of its leads.

    February 24, 2015 11:31
  • A Most Violent Year

    An unusual gangster flick that eschews violence for a slow-burn character study.

    February 24, 2015 11:20
  • Eastern Boys

    An original gem of a film that’s surprising, challenging and deeply humane.

    February 24, 2015 11:09
  • Project Almanac

    ‘Chronicle’ meets ‘Back to the Future’ in this entertaining yet flawed found footage thriller.

    February 24, 2015 10:59
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

    With her debut feature, Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amirpour blends styles and genres to craft a strange, alluring and wholly original piece of cinema.

    February 19, 2015 15:25
  • Night Moves

    "Reichardt has crafted a mesmerising, unsettling film about the ripple effects of our decisions..."

    February 19, 2015 12:07
  • Jupiter Ascending

    This sci-fi extravaganza is The Wachowskis all over: daring, ambitious, loopy and weirdly charming.

    February 18, 2015 11:41
  • Finding Fela

    “…it is the man himself that will draw you into this film…”

    February 18, 2015 10:06
  • Jimi: All Is By My Side

    “…the film manages to stay afloat because of the performances…”

    February 17, 2015 12:57
  • The Remaining

    “…manages to walk the fine line between bloody-minded entertainment and religious discourse.”

    February 16, 2015 13:56
  • Racing Hearts

    "Colin is such a duplicitous example of manhood it’s extremely hard to warm to him..."

    February 16, 2015 12:04
  • Assault On Wall Street

    "...a clear soapbox on which Boll can air his grievances..."

    February 16, 2015 11:53
  • Rosewater

    Jon Stewart proves his worth behind the lens with this fascinating political drama, which wraps its emotionally engaging story with a satirical edge.

    February 16, 2015 11:40
  • Fifty Shades Of Grey

    A sleek adaptation which improves upon its source material, but still contains the original’s troubling romantic template.

    February 12, 2015 10:48
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