Category Archive: film review

Film Review: ’71 is gripping and shocking

’71 marks the directorial debut from Yann Demange, who won Best Director at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards. Bobby Townsend finds out if the film is worth the praise it is receiving: Starring Jack O’Connell (who… Read More

Review: Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

They came in droves. Dressed in costumes, theatre attendees of all ages/sizes excitedly flooding the State Theatre to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music with a sing-a-long. It was a… Read More

Film Review: Lucky Them misses the mark

Lucky Them sees Toni Collette play Ellie Klug, a veteran music journalist whose career has seriously hits the skids, as whisky drinking and casual relationships with young musicians increasingly take precedence over her writing.… Read More

Pride deserves repeated viewings

Having deservedly landed in our official top 20 films of 2014, Pride arrives on DVD/Bluray/digital release this week. Here’s why it’s unquestionably a must-see:  The film is set in the UK in the summer… Read More

Film Review: A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year, the third feature from writer/director J.C. Chandor, is a crime-drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the area’s history. It sees husband-and-wife, Oscar… Read More

Film Review: Whiplash at Moonlight Cinema

We headed to Moonlight Cinema in Sydney to watch Oscar-nominated, drumtastic drama “Whiplash” under the stars:  Whiplash sees a young, talented and driven drummer (Miles Teller) land under the wing of the most respected… Read More

That Sugar Film is food for thought

In the words of Nancy Sinatra, Damon Gameau is in shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo, shoo-shoo Sugar Town. And he doesn’t want to be there. The Australian actor, known for his role in TV series, Love My Way,… Read More

Film Review: X+Y looks at love and loss’s Addy Fong reviews the latest film from director Morgan Matthews, starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins: I’ve never liked maths. In fact, I remember telling my high school maths teacher how… Read More

Something You Said’s best films of 2014

Here are the best films of 2014, as voted for by’s team of contributors. We reckon it’s the strongest top 20 we’ve ever had (oh, and for the pedants amongst, the release dates of films vary between… Read More

Bill Murray pushes himself in St Vincent

Bobby Townsend headed to the Moonlight Cinema in Sydney to review the latest offering from writer/director Theodore Melfi, in which Bill Murray pushes his boundaries: Some actors can elevate movies. Bill Murray in… Read More

Exists demonstrates the stupidity of humans

Addy Fong checks out the latest flick from Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sanchez: Legendary creatures are mysterious and rarely seen, so upon hearing about a film that portrayed a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot… Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Splitting a film’s final instalment makes perfect financial sense, but it certainly seems to be narratively damaging. As The Hunger Games edges towards its conclusion, the trilogy cum quadrilogy perhaps suffers from what… Read More