Tag: drama

Maggie (2015)
Film Review

Maggie (2015)

Maggie is the film that you’ve (possibly) been hearing about for some time now. It’s the one that ask Schwarzenegger to actually act. It’s the zombie movie that’s not really focused on being a zombie movie. And it’s pretty damn good. The deceptively simple story sees Wade Vogel (Big Arnie) […]

Brand New-U (2015)
Film Review

Brand New-U (2015)

A man (Lachlan Nieboer) watches the woman he loves (Nora-Jane Noone) being snatched away in the middle of the night. He is, understandably, distraught. He then becomes confused when he unmasks one of the people who broke into his home to find . . . . . the woman he […]

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)
Film Review

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 […]

Every Secret Thing (2014)
Film Review

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, […]

Hector (2015)
Film Review

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 […]

Streets Of Fire (1984)
Film Review

Streets Of Fire (1984)

A rock and roll fable, apparently, from director Walter Hill, Streets Of Fire may seem like a bit of an anomaly when compared to the many other movies from the director, but it doesn’t take long to see just how many familiar elements are in place here. Diane Lane plays a […]

Paper Moon (1973)
DVD Review

Paper Moon (1973)

Like The Last Picture Show, his monochrome tapestry detailing the economic and emotional stagnation of a post-war Texan community, Peter Bogdanovich’s Paper Moon aestheticised the impoverished through the prosperous channels of New Hollywood, the last artistic peak of a capitalist dream whose first flush of auteurs – Welles, Ford and […]

Chronic (2015)
Film Review

Chronic (2015)

There’s a strong dose of physician heal thyself in Chronic, Michel Franco’s third feature. Tim Roth’s nurse may be supremely efficient when dealing with terminally ill patients, but he fails utterly to exist outside his work. Unwilling to face past trauma, he instead sinks himself into the lives of those […]

Valley of Love (2015)
Film Review

Valley of Love (2015)

No matter how international they purport to be, all film festivals have to be based somewhere. The impulse to give a little boost to local talent becomes a hard one to fight. Valley of Love, perfectly serviceable as it is, feels like one such beneficiary. Competing well above its station […]