On acting and directing duties, Ben Stiller goes on an uplifting journey through physical and fantastical worlds with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which also doubles as a cynic’s worst nightmare, beware,… Continue reading
The great screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, The Princess Bride) famously turned down adapting The Godfather because he didn’t want to glamorise the Mafia despite… Continue reading
Filmmaker John Hughes nailed the dysfunctional relationship between adults and children with the opening quote of The Breakfast Club from David Bowie’s Changes, “And these children that you spit on as they try… Continue reading
In Thor it was explained that in that on the God of Thunder’s home world, Asgard, science and magic are one and the same thus nicely slotting the character into Marvel Studio’s roster… Continue reading
A big cloud hangs over Captain Phillips. The plot is based on a true story about a group of Somali pirates who attacked a cargo ship in 2009 which resulted in a hostage… Continue reading
Over 20 years of existence can buy a lot of pop culture real estate in the hearts and minds of fans. Alan Partridge has conquered the world of radio, television and publishing, but… Continue reading
The power of a courtesy phone call is highlighted in 2 Guns. Despite the excellent chemistry between Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, it’s a film in which the plot is driven by the… Continue reading
In order to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Rush embodies all the zest of the aforementioned motivational line to promote rivalry as a path to self-improvement. The competition between… Continue reading
Gravity is a gorgeous 90 minute long panic attack that caresses the soul while it obliterates the senses. Co-writer and director Alfonso Cuarón finds strength in tragedy in an oddly therapeutic way while… Continue reading
A three hour long ‘pick-and-mix’ of Australian filmmaking talent working with the prose of writer, Tim Winton, seems daunting, heck, the idea of an interval mid screening is enough to freak out any… Continue reading
The East is immaculately made with a thought-provoking emphasis on corporate espionage, but for all the polish of director/co-writer Zal Batmanglij’s film, it’s just missing intensity and grit.
‘White House Down’ has a ludicrous Jekyll and Hyde complex which wildly swerves between entertaining action and bland American sentiment. It is frustrating waiting for the film to settle into a groove that… Continue reading
The title of Woody Allen’s new film, ‘Blue Jasmine’, is a little deceiving. It should simply be called ‘Acting: The Movie’. Incredible performances drive a tale of family, class and psychosis.
A vortex of intrigue sucks you into ‘The Best Offer’. Writer and director Giuseppe Tornatore pulls off deceit will elegance and style despite indulgently prolonging the outcome.
Director Chan-wook Park creates a morbid environment for a sumptuous mystery to unfold in the wonderfully twisted ‘Stoker’.