Film Review

The Road Within (2014)
Film Review

The Road Within (2014)

I really liked The Road Within for a number of reasons. First of all, it had fantastic performances from a cast that lined up Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick in the leading roles. Secondly, it felt like an updated version of The Dream Team […]

Paper Planes (2014)
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Paper Planes (2014)

As you may be able to glean from the title, Paper Planes is about paper planes. There’s a young boy named Dylan (Ed Oxenbould) who finds that he has a gift for making paper planes. A gift that could take him to the grand final of the junior paper plane […]

Therapy For A Vampire (2014)
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Therapy For A Vampire (2014)

When I first heard about Therapy For A Vampire I somehow gave myself the mistaken impression that it was another mock-doc comedy, and my first thought was ‘who the hell would try that so soon after What We Do In The Shadows?’ Especially as the same format had been used […]

Cop Car (2015)
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Cop Car (2015)

Two kids (played by James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) have ran away from home and are trying to set off and start their lives anew. They’ve only been away from home for a few hours, but that’s a long time in kid hours. When they stumble across an empty cop […]

She’s Funny That Way (2014)
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She’s Funny That Way (2014)

Peter Bogdanovich has directed some great movies in his career. The Last Picture Show is a particular favourite of mine, but it’s worth remembering the likes of What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon. Some have a soft spot for Targets, and he tugged heartstrings with Mask. But those movies were […]

Every Secret Thing (2014)
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Every Secret Thing (2014)

Every Secret Thing has two young girls stealing a baby. The baby dies. This isn’t a spoiler. These events occur just before, and during the opening credits. I’m telling you this right now because it may be the sort of movie that you need to steel yourself to watch. Anyway, […]

Amy (2015)
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Amy (2015)

I am not a big fan of Amy Winehouse. I never thought she was the musical great that everyone made her out to be and her untimely death seemed to elevate her to an undeserved status of some kind of poet genius. A tortured soul too good for this Earth. […]

Hector (2015)
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Hector (2015)

Being homeless is no joke. It’s a horrible, scary state of affairs. So it’s nice to find that Hector, a film in which the titular character (played by Peter Mullan) is himself homeless, isn’t without moments of humour. It’s not a laugh a minute, but the film never goes all […]

600 Millas (2015)
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600 Millas (2015)

I was really enjoying 600 Millas. REALLY enjoying it. And I thought I had it pegged. The fact that a young man can buy cases of bullets and then is only asked for ID when he also requests two packets of cigarettes – oh yes, this was going to be […]