Monsters University is a very funny film. There is an abundance of visual humour, but the writing is sharp too.
Frances Ha arrives with a refreshing amount of buoyancy to dance and charm its way through Quarter Life Crisis territory.
Mud is a loose amalgamation of Stand By Me and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (but minus all the slavery).
Amongst a vocal and entertained crowd, this reviewer did not get a kick out this home invasion slasher.
Byzantium is the best feminist film you will see this year. Yes, go off and chortle into your tea. I’ll wait. You back? Good, lets continue. It’s as much of a feminist film as it…
Unfortunately The Purge is like that hot guy (or girl) that asks for your number but never calls: the concept is exciting and promising, the reality is a let down.
For a film to be based on such an acclaimed novel and to start so strongly, the biggest disappointment stems from its ability to conjure up everything we’ve already seen before.
[A] wonderfully executed tale of broken masculinity and unlikely friendship is strange and unforgettable.
For Those in Peril is a visceral and complex psychological drama with an emotional intensity that continually keeps a viewer guessing.
I found it to be a frighteningly visceral portrayal of a ‘Zombie-pocalypse’ in the vein of a scientific disaster film.
Every now and then there’s a film that comes completely out of nowhere and surprises the fuck out of you. I’m talking flicks like Black Dynamite, Junebug, Eagle Vs Shark, Paper Heart and Safety Not Guaranteed. They’re small, sure, but there’s something about them that transcends the limitations of an indie film and sees it projected into that cult list of movies that only the cool people who roll their own cigarettes at parties know about. The History of Future Folk is one such film.
For Those in Peril exceeds the promise of its lurking, murky set-up and heralds Wright’s arrival as a formidable new director.
As one hilarious line blurs into the next hilarious line the festival audience’s waves of laughter overwhelmed the sound.
It’s a sumptuous enigma that’s intricately constructed and a beautifully shot film that would make Terrence Malick blush.
Much like The Rock’s neck, the cast’s talent is missing.
Monsters University is fun, warm, subtly inspirational and proof that prequels can be done right.
Beautifully crafted, admirably honest and unwaveringly optimistic, Wadjda, tells a sweet and uplifting tale of the earnest belief in life’s potential and teenage independence within a strict conservative culture.
Documentary cinema has a new apex.
As one observes the fine details of a painting, writer/director Jem Cohen studies everyday Vienna and the core friendship of his latest feature, Museum Hours, with a pleasant sense of naturalism.
Stoker is a wonderfully directed gripping psychological thriller and the first English-language film by the great South Korean master Park Chan-Wook (Joint Security Area, Oldboy). Written for the screen by Wentworth Miller (best known as…