Category archives for: Film Reviews

Film Review: Gemma Bovery

Film Review: Gemma Bovery

In a picturesque, Normandy village, a tree-changer Parisian develops a friendship with his new, English neighbours and suddenly life begins to imitate art.

Film Review: Touch

Film Review: Touch

Christopher Houghton’s debut feature, Touch, is a leering and haunting production that certainly leaves a profound impact, and a bitter one at that.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Death in Buenos Aires

Spanish Film Festival Review: Death in Buenos Aires

This seemingly standard, police-procedural/crime thriller is impossible not to be mesmerized by and never lets up the pace. Natalia Meta is a director to watch.

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

The Barton Bellas are back but after being suspended, they face new competition at the World A Cappella Championships in Copenhagen.

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mourning the loss of his wife and child, Max listlessly walks amidst a post-apocalyptic landscape, seeking to restore order in a savage world.

DVD Review: Sons & Mothers

DVD Review: Sons & Mothers

The creative process behind the multi award-winning 2012 Adelaide Fringe stage play, Sons & Mothers, is the basis of this behind-the-scenes documentary.

Spanish Film Festival‏ Review: Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)

Spanish Film Festival‏ Review: Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)

Wild Tales is an utterly unique and brutally funny exploration of our modern society’s dark corners, made up of six self-contained stories of death and pain.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Flowers (Loreak)

Spanish Film Festival Review: Flowers (Loreak)

A haunting example of the power we allow physical objects to hold over us. The film follows 3 women whose lives are changed by the symbolic power of objects.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Gente De Bien

Spanish Film Festival Review: Gente De Bien

This is a story about “good people”. It is an incredibly life-like portrayal of the struggle “good people” face in a world obsessed with money and status.

Film Review: Boychoir

Film Review: Boychoir

A rebellious teenager with a beautiful voice is sent to the National Boychoir Academy, only to be looked down upon by his peers.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Instructions Not Included

Spanish Film Festival Review: Instructions Not Included

As the highest grossing, Spanish-language film of all time in the US, this standard, screw-ball comedy of “irresponsible lothario suddenly left to raise child” rises above the template to be a quirkily satisfying piece of cinema.

Film Review: A Royal Night Out

Film Review: A Royal Night Out

The British populace erupts in a sea of jubilation on VE Day & are joined by young Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret in a right royal night of thrills no one will forget.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Natural Sciences (Ciencias Naturales)

Spanish Film Festival Review: Natural Sciences (Ciencias Naturales)

Lila is a 12yo student in rural Argentina who wants to find her father. As she becomes more withdrawn, she attempts to steal her science teacher’s car and run away.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Carmina and Amen (Carmina Y Amen)

Spanish Film Festival Review: Carmina and Amen (Carmina Y Amen)

A deserved winner of Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress at the Malaga Film Festival, this film cries out to be seen by a wider audience.

Spanish Film Festival Review: They Are All Dead (Todos Están Muertos)

Spanish Film Festival Review: They Are All Dead (Todos Están Muertos)

Agoraphobic Elena has a strained relationship with her teenage son which becomes even more complex when his new friend takes a liking to her… because he’s dead.

Spanish Film Festival Review: Blue Lips

Spanish Film Festival Review: Blue Lips

Six characters, each one directed by a different, young director, intersect during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.

Film Review: Unfriended

Film Review: Unfriended

Unfriended spins a new twist on the found-footage horror genre.

Film Review: Ex Machina

Film Review: Ex Machina

Movies concentrating on artificial intelligence are nothing new. Tackling the thorny moral issues of creating a new type of being provides fascinating viewing.

Film Review: It Follows

Film Review: It Follows

Teenager Jay enjoys life and a good relationship with her boyfriend until he reveals a dark secret and she starts to be plagued by strange visions.

Film Review: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Film Review: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Restarting a dormant peacekeeping program, Tony Stark creates Ultron, an android of immeasurable power that becomes an indestructible prophet of doom instead of a harbinger for peace.

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