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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:32

With each instalment, The Hunger Games franchise moves further away from the flimsy young adult fare it's so often lumped in with and closer to something more mature and more intelligent than most big-budget franchises, young adult or otherwise. Unfortunately, the commerce-driven decision to split the series' third book into two films, ala Harry Potter and Twilight, has left The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 feeling like a film that's itching to get going but has to wait for its chance.

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St Vincent Review

Saturday, 13 December 2014 21:35

In St Vincent, the debut feature from writer/director Theodore Melfi, Bill Murray gives his juiciest performance in years in a film that's very much built around his cantankerous charms. His deft touch with both comedy and drama carry a film that struggles to mix the two in a sickly-sweet and often clichéd tale of modern saints.

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The Drop Review

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 22:34

Adapted from Dennis Lehane's short story – by the author himself – The Drop is a familiar tale of low-level criminals and one guy with a heart of gold who just wants to stay out of trouble. There's nothing groundbreaking about the gloomy Brooklyn setting and the wise guys who inhabit it, but with a stellar cast and suitably moody direction from Belgian helmer Michael R. Roskam, this is a surprisingly absorbing, character-driven drama.

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Interstellar Review

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:22

In a cinematic landscape where $200 million budgets are generally reserved for check-your-brain-at-the-door blockbusters involving one thing smashing into the other for over two hours, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a film that should be savoured. Grand in scale, epic in scope and almost overwhelming to behold, it is a big, strange and massively ambitious sci-fi adventure that uses massive ideas to tell of simple home truths.

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The Imitation Game Review

Sunday, 09 November 2014 14:17

English math genius, unsung hero of World War II and the father of modern computing, Alan Turing is long overdue a big, glossy Hollywood biopic. Enter The Imitation Game, a largely conventional but stylish and compelling effort from Headhunters director Morten Tyldum.

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Nightcrawler Review

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 23:24

"If it bleeds, it leads". That's the philosophy that changes the life of Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), the intensely driven but morally dubious figure at the centre of Dan Gilroy's dazzling directorial debut Nightcrawler, a razor sharp and darkly funny character study that hits at the heart of both our ruthless, go-getter society and the sleazy nature of television news in one fell swoop.

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The Babadook Review

Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00

Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent announces herself as an exciting new talent with her feature film debut The Babadook. Shot on a shoestring budget, part of which came via a Kickstarter campaign, the film is a dark and unsettling psychological horror that favours mood, metaphor and character over cheap jump scares and easy payoffs.

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The Judge Review

Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:12

David Dobkin's The Judge is the kind of safe, familiar Hollywood drama that arrives at this time of year with a decent amount of hype and one eye on an Oscar campaign that never really materialises. However, with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall leading proceedings, this straightforward courtroom-thriller-come-family-drama is a lot more entertaining than it perhaps has any right to be.

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