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FILM REVIEW: Home Again (2017)

Current marketing for Home Again quotes a reviewer who declared it an “instant classic”. And I’m here to tell you that whoever said that is a moron. Writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer delivers her feature debut, trying in vain to measure up to the successful schmaltz of her parents, Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta GiveIt’s Complicated, The Holiday, The Intern) and Charles Shyer (Father of the Bride/2, I Love Trouble, Alfie). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Home Again (2017)

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FILM REVIEW: Sing

Sing (Christophe Lourdelet & Garth Jennings, 2016)

Rounding out a fantastic year in children’s animation, Sing cashes in on the talent show theme, delivering yet another win for Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets). Dreams are realised, careers are made, and the question remains: why is Matthew McConaughey playing a koala? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Sing

Oscar 2015 Predictions

Oscars on Monday! (or Sunday for Americans). Same as last year – I’m giving you my predictions and wishes. Films I haven’t seen are marked with an asterisk (*). Who’s going to get the gold? Continue reading Oscar 2015 Predictions

FILM REVIEW: Wild

Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2014)

Back in 1995, long before FitBits existed, Cheryl Strayed hiked 1770 kilometres along the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) in a journey of self-discovery and redemption. Following the death of her mother a few years earlier, she had plummeted into a downward spiral of adultery and drug addiction, with no visible way out. By chance she learnt of the PCT and decided a helluva long walk might just be her saving grace. Hey, it sounds better than becoming a CrossFitter. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Wild