Film Review: Yves Saint Laurent

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(2014) France, 105 minutes DIRECTOR:Jalil Lespert | CAST:Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon | RATING: 3/5 French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008 aged 71. Now, six years later, YSL fans and cinephiles are blessed with not one, but two films celebrating the man Wikipedia describes as one of the greatest names in fashion history. […]

Film Review: Frank

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  (2014) UK-Ireland, 95 minutes DIRECTOR:Lenny Abrahamson | CAST:Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy | RATING: 3/5 How much you enjoy the new movie FRANK will depend on how you feel about Indie movies, Indie music, ironic humour and stories about emotionally immature man-boys. Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a young Englishman with a dead-end job who […]

Film Review: Grace of Monaco

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(2014) France-USA, 103 minutes DIRECTOR:Olivier Dahan | CAST:Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Paz Vega | RATING: 3.5/5 It is 1962 and France is pressuring Monaco to change its laws because wealthy French citizens and companies are moving to the tiny principality and using it as a tax haven. French president, Charles de Gaulle is […]

Film Review: Half of a Yellow Sun

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(2013) Nigeria/UK, 111 minutes DIRECTOR:Biyi Bandele | CAST:Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose |RATING: 3/5 HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is based on the 2006 novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story follows four lives as the Nigerian Civil War descends in 1967. Olanna (Newton) and her twin sister Kainene (Rose) are the […]

Coffee Review #002

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Been shopping at Melville Plaza and thinking – must have a coffee and sit down? Suss out the Bean Scene. They’re better than your average supermarket cafe. The range of food is good. A giant Afghan biscuit was $3.50. The flat white I drank was $3.90. And the rating for the coffee itself was a […]

Film Review: Harry Brown

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Harry Brown (2009), UK, 103 mins DIRECTOR: Daniel Barber | CAST: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Liam Cunnigham, David Bradley | RATING: 3/5 Set in modern-day Britain, HARRY BROWN is one man’s journey through a chaotic world where teenage violence runs rampant. As a modest, law abiding citizen, Harry Brown lives alone in a flat. When his […]

Film Review: Clash of the Titans

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(2010) UK/USA 106 mins DIRECTOR: Louis Leterrier | CAST:  Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton| RATING: 3/5 CLASH OF THE TITANS is the ultimate struggle for power that pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam […]

Film Review: Iron Man 2

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(2010) USA, 124 minutes DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau | WRITER: Justin Theroux CAST: Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson | Rating:  3/5 Weapons manufacturer Tony Stark’s identity as Iron Man is now public knowledge. After six months of keeping the world safe from war, Stark finds himself pitted against his […]

Film Review: Bran Nue Dae (2009)

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DIRECTOR: Rachel Perkins | CAST: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins, Geoffrey Rush, Deborah Mailman, Tom Budge, Ningali Lawford-Wolf, Dan Sultan | Australia, 85mins | RATING 3/5 It’s the summer of 1969 and young 16 year old Willie (McKenzie) lives in the idyllic old pearling port Broome, in the North of Western Australia. He fishes, hangs out […]