Category Archive: film review

Film Review: Woman in Gold

Woman In Gold tells the incredible true story of an Austria-born, America-based, elderly Jewish woman and her battle to reclaim her heritage. Starring the always-engaging Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann, the film revolves around… Read More

Film Review: Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart team up in the latest, slow-burning offering from writer/director Olivier Assayas: Clouds of Sils Maria is a film which looks at death, youth, age, self-image and change. It… Read More

Banksy Does New York: ticket giveaway

Elusive, Britain-based street artist Bansky’s month-long “residency” in New York is studied in this upcoming documentary. We’re giving away TEN DOUBLE PASSES to our Australia-based chums. Read the review to find out how to… Read More

Film review: The Age of Adaline

Occasionally, there are specific moments during a film’s narrative which force you into decision-making. A fork in the road, if you will. They’re often semi-ridiculous and you have to choose to either go with them or give… Read More

Film review: Testament of Youth

Based on the First World War memoir by renowned English writer/pacifist, Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth is a story about family, strength, weakness, love and remembrance. It is about finding hope in a world… Read More

Film review: While We’re Young

Noah Boaumbach (the man who gave us Frances Ha) is back with a new offering: The movie follows a 40-something couple, Josh and Cornelia, played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. They feel disenfranchised from their peers who are… Read More

Movie Review: The Salt of the Earth

For over four decades, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been making his way through the continents, all the while capturing images of conflict, starvation and exodus, and this new film from Wim Wenders sees him reflect on… Read More

Movie Review: Black Sea is claustrophobic

Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland) returns with an under the sea thriller starring Jude Law. But what’s going on with that Scottish accent? Bobby Townsend investigates:… Read More

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