Category Archive: film review

Something You Said’s best films of 2014

Here are the best films of 2014, as voted for by somethingyousaid.com’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

Documentary review: Particle Fever

Particle Fever delivers a front-row seat to this generation’s most significant/inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happened. No, not the invention of Snapchat, but rather the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. In case… Read More

Film review: The Mule has guts

The Mule is a film about a slow-witted yet impressively-stubborn man trying not to do a poo. Seriously. Even stranger is that the movie, directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, is inspired… Read More

Nightcrawler presents a dark canvas

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in the pulse-pounding new thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles has been getting plenty of plaudits, but are they deserved? Peter Watts finds out: Lou Bloom… Read More

My Old Lady – Movie Review

Addy Fong reviews the latest movie from writer/director Israel Horovitz, starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and the wonderful Maggie Smith: It’s always going to be an uncomfortable situation, travelling to a foreign… Read More

Interstellar is an aesthetic delight

When writer/director Christopher Nolan releases a film, you know it is going to be a bold, ambitious and visually sumptuous affair. Interstellar is no different. The story is thus. Matthew McConaughey is Cooper, a humble… Read More

Two Days, One Night – Film Review

Carol Bowditch checks out the latest picture starring Marion Cotillard, in which a vulnerable woman is given one weekend to encourage her colleagues to give up their bonuses, which are being offered in exchange… Read More

Pride is remarkable and wonderful

The saying “inspired by a true story” is always worrying to accept at face-value. “Inspired by” rather than “based on” kinda suggests massive liberties were taken with the narrative. At first glance, that would certainly seem to… Read More

The Judge is strong and long

Bobby Townsend checks out the buttock-numbingly long, family/courtroom drama, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall:  The story is thus: Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (RDJ) returns to his childhood home for his… Read More