Film Review: Eye in the Sky (2015)

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USA/UK 102 minutes/4 stars A joint Anglo-American military operation is about to take place. A terrorist group has gathered in a compound, in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. The plan is to capture and question the group. The targets are surveilled from on high with a sophisticated drone that has a missile payload on board. […]

Film review: Good Vibrations

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(2012) UK-Ireland, 103 minutes DIRECTOR:Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn | CAST:Richard Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Dylan Moran | RATING: 4/5 When the evolution of punk is raised at suburban dinner parties, it is usually discussed as a movement of the musical zeitgeist in the mid-1970s, located in the United States and Great Britain.  You’ve heard this kind of thing said […]

Film Review: The Raid 2

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(2014) Indonesia, 150 minutes DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans | CAST: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Alex Abbad, Arifin Putra |RATING: 4/5 In 2011 Welsh director Gareth Evans made his second feature THE RAID: REDEMPTION. It was an Indonesian action film that was a hit at home and well-received internationally. It was an exciting and violent movie that raised the […]

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: 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 […]

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: The Hedgehog

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(2009) France, 100mins Director: Mona Achache | Cast: Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa | Rating: 4/5 Eleven-year-old Paloma Josse is a precocious child who lives with her family in a small block of upscale Paris apartments. Her politician father is too busy to notice her and her mother is too self-involved. Paloma values nothing […]

Film Review: Accidents Happen

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  (2009) Australia, 92 mins DIRECTOR: Andrew Lancaster | CAST: Harrison Gilbertson, Joel Tobeck, Erik Thompson, Geena Davis | RATING: 4/5 ACCIDENTS HAPPEN is a new Australian film that arrives on our screens complete with an arty controversy in tow. Though a controversy can be a clever promotional tool, the scandal in question is of interest to the […]