Deciphering the meaning of the narrative will provide all different enlightenment for different people, but there is a lot more to All is Lost than just Redford in a yacht.
300: Rise of an Empire is the kind of film a football coach would deploy to inspire his brutes before a big match. Let’s call him Coach Bicep. You can imagine Coach Bicep yelling at his players “look at the odds these guys overcame!’
Thanks for the laughs Mr Ramis, but I’ll be forever grateful for the way you championed the misfits.
According to Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, Veronica Mars will be available in Australia via digital download on 14 March but the film will not be getting a general theatrical release.
It’s time to get Suss! The annual Graffiti with Punctuation awards are here and the writers* of this fine publication have submitted their votes for the films that that deserve to be applauded in an ocean of constant applause during awards season.
Nebraska is a sublime piece of cinema that’s densely layered and packed with emotion. Payne proves the modest stories can be the most powerful.
Berg reboots his career as a director (see Hancock and Battleship) with this harsh tale of war.
The Robocop remake is frustratingly mediocre. It’s not a complete disaster but rather an ample catastrophe.
Reitman only denies us a passionate kiss in the rain so Labor Day narrowly misses out on going ‘full Sparks’.
While the relaxed behaviour of patrons in cinemas has resulted in the popular opinion that it’s the new living room, your living room just became the new cinema thanks to HBOs new series True Detective.
So often the story of a revolution is confined to history books or fragmented across news coverage. The Square is an opportunity to see an upheaval in real-time. Director Jehane Noujaim pieces together an incredible…
It’s also one of the most ‘Italian’ films I’ve ever seen; passionate, satirical, and sumptuous.
There just aren’t enough rooftops to shout my love for this film.
Although Scorsese overindulges as much as his subject, in the cinematic jungle The Wolf of Wall Street proves he’s still the king.
It’s becoming hard to pick McConaughey’s best performance because he outdoes himself with each new film and Dallas Buyers Club cements him as one of the greatest actors of his generation.
According to Saving Mr Banks the making of Mary Poppins was a healing experience for Travers and Walt Disney is practically Sigmund Freud. Of course, this is the giant spoon of sugar to help the bitter aspects of the story go down.
What the American public wants in the theatre is a tragedy with a happy ending. I wish I’d thought of that line but it belongs to the author and literary critic William Dean Howell. If Mr Howell was alive today, he’d be chuffed with Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, a film that embraces failure in a beautiful way.
I don’t believe in squeezing a whole year’s worth of films into a list of only 10. It’s barbaric and never represents the journey of a year’s worth of cinema. The big boss man has deemed all the Graffiti with Punctuation team stick to a solid ten and it makes sense considering how easily the situation could get out of hand with giant lists and odd numbers of rankings freaking people out.
There has been a really good mix of traditional ‘talking head’ docos, incredible tales of investigative journalism and experimental films that highlight the importance of the medium to expose a hidden truth or examine the human condition. For this reason I’ve decided to give documentaries their own list this year.
Upon returning to Middle Earth you immediately feel like hanging up your cloak, grabbing a mug of ale and yelling ‘Hobbits, I’m home!’