Film Review: War Horse (2010)

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WAR HORSE (2010) USA | 146 minutes DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg| CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch, David Kross, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston| RATING: 3.5/5 Young Albert Narracott enlists to serve as a soldier in The Great War (World War 1) after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s journey takes him across the devastation […]

Film Review: RED

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(2010) USA, 111mins DIRECTOR: Robert Schwentke | CAST: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich| RATING: 3.5/5 When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive. Frank Moses (Willis) is clearly bored with retirement in his suburban home. […]

Film Review: Tron Legacy

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(2010) USA, 125 minutes DIRECTOR: Joseph Kosinski | CAST: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner |RATING: 2/5 I prepared for TRON: Legacy by watching the original TRON (1982) and despite the difficulty of finding a copy, one was secured. It was my first viewing of the flick since I saw it in cinemas in 1982. And here […]

Film Review: Let Me In

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(2010), USA, 115 minutes DIRECTOR: Matt Reeves | CAST: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas |  RATING: 4/5 In Los Alamos, New Mexico, during the winter of 1983, a bullied young boy befriends a 12-year-old girl who lives in secrecy with her father in the apartment next door. Meanwhile, the local police investigate a […]

Short Films: Local and Global

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If you’re a West Australian film type you’ll be at one of two places this evening, September 30th 2010. The first is at Luna Cinema in Leederville checking out the short films made by the graduating class of the WA Screen Academy and performed by the 3rd year students of WAAPA. The theme is Transformations. […]

Film Review: The Tree

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(2010) France/Australia, 100mins DIRECTOR: Julie Bertucelli | CAST: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Aden Young | RATING: 4/5 After the sudden death of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. She’s convinced her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them. But the new […]

Film Review: Greenberg

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(2010) USA, 107mins DIRECTOR: Noah Baumbach | CAST: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh |RATING: 4/5 Roger Greenberg (Stiller) is an unemployed 40 year old man recovering from a mental breakdown. He has lived in New York city for 15 years, but returns to his hometown Los Angeles to house sit for his brother […]

Film Review: Sex and the City 2

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(2010), USA, 146 mins DIRECTOR: Michael Patrick King | CAST: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth | RATING: 2.5/5 Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are back in the least anticipated blockbuster sequel of 2010. This time the ladies are struggling with married life, child care and a lack of opulence in post Global Financial Crisis […]

Film Review: Clash of the Titans (2010)

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CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010) UK/USA  | 118 mins DIRECTOR: Louis Leterrier | CAST:  Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton| RATING: 3/5 Perseus (Sam Worthington) is a man born of the gods. The god Zeus is his father and human Danae is his mother. There is a struggle between the gods. Perseus leads a dangerous mission to defeat […]

Film Review: Please Give

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(2010) USA, 90 mins Director: Nicole Holofcener | Cast: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Amanda Peet, Ann Guilbert, Sarah Steele |Rating: 2.5/5 In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in an apartment the couple owns. This is PLEASE GIVE’s official synopsis, which one […]