It should be retitled; ‘Sidonie, Marie Antoinette’s just not that into you.’
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It’s mostly a mediocre walk through the breakdown of a marriage; dad can’t move on, the daughter avoids intimacy and the son does drugs.
It’s certainly violent, no question, but that’s about all it has going in favour.
Cinema Jenin is an enlightening documentary account of a tightrope evasion of political, cultural and economic obstacles to resurrect a decrepit Palestinian cinema.
Olympus Has Fallen is the stupid, dark fantasy of backward white trash America that needs another domestic threat to trigger war.
THERESE DESQUEYROUX is an early feminist suffrage text, except instead of the heroine suffering it’s the audience.
The tie-ins to The Avengers and the Marvel Universe add a layer to the story’s context and hero, but Iron Man 3 remains a competent stand-alone adventure.
Set in the beautiful northern Norwegian town of Hammerfest, covered by periodic complete darkness and light, Mercy is an engrossing slow-burn drama fraught with moral quandary (guilt is a more relevant virtue than the eponymous one, however) and domestic melodrama.
Drug War is a film that truly respects every aspect of being a movie. It respects the actors, the audience, the setting, the score which beats to the action and intrigue and the plot as it unfolds brilliantly.
It’s simply dumb.
Mama creeped into local cinemas with little more than a ghostly howl. It’s a shame. Not only is it one of the most affecting and terrifying horror films in recent years, it’s one that will stay with you like a vengeful spirit long after the credits have rolled.
It’s sad that in Oz the Great and Powerful Disney have chosen to pillage from the 1939 film and L. Frank Baulm’s novels to create a prequel that plays out like fan fiction written for Playboy magazine that almost completely negates the material it’s based on.
It is not only colourful and inventive, but features some well-drawn characters and powerful performances and provides enough laughs to entertain the whole family.
Animated feature Hotel Transylvania has both a fun and familiar feeling to it. I really enjoyed it, actually more than I thought I would, but then again I always loved Mad Monster Party…
In the House is screening as part of the 2013 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival In the House is the new film from esteemed French writer-director Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool, Potiche) adapted from ‘The Boy…
In Lincoln filmmaker Steven Spielberg takes a peephole approach to the life of one of the greatest American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis). It’s 1865 and with the American Civil War close to a…
ParaNorman is a transcendently powerful animation that perfectly mixes horror movie self-awareness and dark fairy-tale magic. Norman’s (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) your average kid that sees dead people. He’s a loner that finds comfort…
However, the pitch of Stranger lies between the poles of the tense, intimate thrills of Match Point and the joyous and hilarious Vicky Christina Barcelona – making for a collection of desperate people failing at everything.
Killer Joe is America at its worst but Friedkin and McConaghey at very close to their best.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had me with the dulcet melancholy of displaced Dwarves, yearning to be home.