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.
The Wind Rises is far from the most whimsical Studio Ghibli film.
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!’
Like a black cloud stalking the horizon, co-writer/director Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace has all the aesthetic and sensory cues that you’re about to be dropped into a no win situation. Stuck in a…
Nebraska is undeniable; agonisingly hilarious, unyielding in its paternal love and devastatingly authentic to the ache of life closer to its end than the beginning.
Relentless, terrifying and fiercely satirical; Wolf Creek 2 is best the horror sequel that this reviewer has ever seen and a high water mark for an already great looking year for Australian cinema.
While The Wind Rises will not rank amongst my favourites from Miyazaki, it is undeniably a grand finale.
In a world where we have four f*cking Transformers films and a Taken sequel, I think collectively we should all get off Vampire Academy’s dick.
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.
The Past doesn’t have the thrilling tempo of Farhadi’s previous Oscar winning A Separation; but it’s as if you’re cemented into concrete boots and tossed into the chasm of consequence.
Don’t be fooled, That Awkward Moment (retitled Are We Officially Dating for Australian audiences) takes a tired 90s feeling premise, promptly forgets it and meanders for an excruciating ninety minutes only to deliver its best material in the outtakes.
Lightly avoiding sentimentality and punishing misery I found this quite delightful.
Hi all and welcome to 2014, it’s good to be back and writing again, I took quite a hiatus but there’s only so long before the beck and call of a keyboard and some choice snarky words bring me back into the loop. It is a privilege to write for the up-and-up Graffiti crew and I hope you are all enjoying my Asian content, which I hope to focus on even more this year.
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.
The success of Dallas Buyers Club rests on McConaughey’s gaunt shoulders, and he completely disappears into this character.
Reitman only denies us a passionate kiss in the rain so Labor Day narrowly misses out on going ‘full Sparks’.
If Billy Elliot was about a passion nurtured from a young age, Cuban Fury is what happens when that unlikely passion for movement is lost, and found. It’s as sweet and charming as its cast.
With any film of an obvert and bleak sexual nature there’s a risk that the sex scenes will overpower the rest of the film for the audience due to the graphic content presented. If one is willing to look past this there does an incredibly beautiful film that exists in the space in-between.
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…