The Rover (David Michôd, 2014) Bagging Australian cinema seems to be a national pastime in our country. This country, which prides itself on being patriotic (though often in embarrassing, racist ways) has a tendency to shun local films in favour of the bigger, brighter Hollywood fare, myself included. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Rover→
Frank (Lenny Abrahamson, 2014) Sick of the same old shit being released at the cinemas? Want to curl up in the foetal position and rock from side to side when you hear that the latest Transformers movie has made $100 million in its opening week? Do you want to see something ORIGINAL? Then look no further, Frank is here. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Frank→
In a word, this film is WEIRD. But I mean that in the best possible way. It may not be for everyone but it certainly offers up a unique and engaging cinematic experience. Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1846 novella of the same name, The Double follows Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg), a rather pathetic, almost invisible man for whom things rarely seem to go right.
When the closing credits of Grace of Monaco rolled, a woman in my audience let out a fairly quiet but rather prolonged fart. This somewhat echoed the critics in Cannes who shat all over the film when it premiered, but I feel a light fart is more justified. It wasn’t as crap as they had suggested, but it had a bit of a pretentious waft. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Grace of Monaco→
Maleficent (Robert Stromberg, 2014) There are often good moral lessons to be learnt in fairy tales. For example: be wary of strangers (Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel), don’t tell lies (Pinocchio, The Boy Who Cried Wolf), it’s what’s on the inside that counts (The Ugly Duckling), don’t be a cocky wanker (The Tortoise and the Hare, The Gingerbread Man), and sometimes it’s better to just invite bitches to parties to save yourself from added drama (Sleeping Beauty). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Maleficent→