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FILM REVIEW: Insurgent

Insurgent (Robert Schwentke, 2015)

With a new director and screenwriters at the helm, Insurgent is the second and latest instalment in the Divergent trilogy. It looks mostly the same as last year’s Divergent, except that Tris (Shailene Woodley) has that pixie haircut going (after The Fault in Our Stars massacred her long locks last year). She looks a hell of a lot older and about a foot taller, though considering she’s well past the growth-spurt age, I think it’s just the hair. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Insurgent

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FILM REVIEW: The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner (Russell Crowe, 2014)

Following his starring role in the biblical epic Noah earlier in the year, Russell Crowe once again plays the hero who can feel the water coming. But this time it is a local story, and one that acts as his directing debut. The garish opening credits lower expectations and it’s fairly obvious that The Water Diviner hasn’t been made by a seasoned pro. It’s one of the weaker Australian films released in 2014 (as there have been some great ones) but it still has its strengths. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Water Diviner

FILM REVIEW: Felony

Felony (Matthew Saville, 2013)

Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton

Australian cinema is kicking arse this year! GET ON IT PEOPLE! It pains me how unaware most people are that these great local films even exist. Felony seems to be getting slightly more buzz than the average Aussie film, so fingers crossed it finds an audience. In Felony, Detective Malcolm Toohey (Joel Edgerton) drives home drunk after celebrating a drug bust with his colleagues. On the way he clips a kid on a bicycle who ends up in a coma, and calls an ambulance without revealing actual events. Senior detective and colleague, Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) arrives on the scene with new partner Detective Jim Melic (Jai Courtney), and assists Malcolm in the cover-up of the crime. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Felony