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Tag Archive: movies

Review – 2 Guns

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

Review – Rush

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

Review – Gravity

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

Review – The Turning

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

Review – The East

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.

Review – White House Down

‘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

Review – Blue Jasmine

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.

Review – The Best Offer

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.

Review – Stoker

Director Chan-wook Park creates a morbid environment for a sumptuous mystery to unfold in the wonderfully twisted ‘Stoker’.

New podcast – Nuke The Fridge

Welcome to a new podcast that’s film geek group therapy for bad films. Blake Howard and Cameron Williams will try to make sense of the movies that make no sense. In the first… Continue reading

Review – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ is 100 pounds worth of supernatural elements stuffed into a 10 pound bag. Also shoved in is a wispy romance, clichéd twists in the family tree and… Continue reading

Review – Kick Ass 2

If ‘Kick Ass 2’ was a person it would be Adam Sander. Vicious comical violence, toilet humour and no relevance to the genre it represents. Sandler is the scourge of comedy and ‘Kick… Continue reading

Review – Elysium

Writer and director Neill “District 9” Blomkamp proves he is the master of slum-sci-fi with ‘Elysium’. The brutality of a desolate futuristic setting matches hard-hitting action sequences perfectly, but middling characters disrupt the… Continue reading

Review – Pain and Gain

In the opening moments of ‘Pain and Gain’ it’s stated: “unfortunately, what follows is a true story”. The film proclaims deplorable behaviour awaits and director, Michael Bay, glamorises the gutter and the experience… Continue reading

Review – You’re Next

Masked people hack their way through a family staying at an isolated mansion. Don’t commence yawning just yet over the premise of ‘You’re Next’. Effective scares and an excellent shift in gear mid-film… Continue reading