Film Review: Tracks

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(2013) Australia, 112 minutes DIRECTOR: John Curran, CAST: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver | RATING: 4/5 In 1977, 25 year-old Robyn Davidson trekked through 1700 miles of Australian desert with no traveling companions except four camels. Her reasons were personal and she had no interest in publicity or making money as part of her journey. She […]

Film Review: Dallas Buyers Club

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(2013) USA, 117 minutes DIRECTOR: Jean-Marc Vallée | CAST: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto| RATING: 2.5/5 Ron Woodruff is an electrician and rodeo cowboy in 1985 Dallas. He is a hard-living character who suddenly finds himself unable to burn the candle at both ends. He is diagnosed with AIDS and is given 30 days to put his […]

Film Review: Uncharted Waters

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(2013) Australia, 85 minutes DIRECTOR: Craig Griffin | CAST: Wayne Lynch |RATING: 3/5 UNCHARTED WATERS is Madman Entertainment’s documentary feature about Australian surfing legend Wayne Lynch. Beginning his journey in Lorne, south-west Victoria, he made an impression on a board from the age of twelve, although he remembers an affinity for the ocean from even earlier. Those who saw […]

Film Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

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(2013) USA, 105 minutes DIRECTOR: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | CAST: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Max Casella, John Goodman |RATING: 3/5 It is 1961, Greenwich Village, New York City. Llewyn Davis is a musician struggling to make it in the folk scene. He has management and a record label. He performs regularly at folk hot spot The […]

Film Review: American Hustle

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(2013) USA, 138 minutes DIRECTOR: David O.Russell | CAST: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lily, Louis C.K., Elisabeth Röhm |RATING: 3.5/5 Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) is a small time con artist who dreams of bigger things. He is searching for a soul mate and believes he has found one when he meets fellow con artist […]

Film Review: The Desolation of Smaug

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(2013) USA/New Zealand, 161 minutes DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson | CAST: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lily, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Aidan Turner |RATING: 3.5/5 I wasn’t looking forward to SMAUG, THE DESOLATION OF. There were reasons. Mostly because the first part of the trilogy THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY was a messy and lacklustre affair. […]