Don Jon – Review

Actor, singer and professional handsome man Joseph Gordon-Levitt can now add writer and director to his list of accolades thanks to one of the year’s finest comedies. JGL ensures his eponymous narcissist...

Drinking Buddies – Review

From Joe Swanberg, a master of the mumblecore movement, Drinking Buddies is a charming – if indulgent – anti-romcom revolving around four friends and a microbrewery. The unconventional setting never...

Ender’s Game – Review

In the wake of Will, Matt and Tom’s duds, it falls to Asa “boy in the Tron spacejamas” Butterfield to deliver 2013’s decent sci-fi flick. Well, damn. Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott...

Milius – Review

Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola and other living legends lend amusing anecdotes on this controversial figure and his self-constructed mythos. Sadly, a stroke has left Milius with a severe speech impediment, so...

Philomena – Review

From Stephen Frears, director of The Queen, Philomena is a funny yet thought-provoking film. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give strong performances as Lee and Sixsmith, but the true star is ultimately the...

Labor Day – LFF Review

Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, Labor Day is a moving drama from Jason Reitman. Told as an extended flashback, the film is a mixture of coming-of-age drama and mature romance. Darker and more...

Captain Phillips – Review

Based on the true story of Richard Phillips’ struggle against four Somali pirates who hijack his cargo ship, Paul Greengrass’ latest is a tense and unrelenting thriller. Shot using the vérité techniques...

Enough Said – Review

James Gandolfini’s final bow is an impeccably performed, hugely likeable, entirely naturalistic romantic comedy for grown-ups. Avoiding the usual pitfalls and pratfalls of the genre, Holofcener’s...

Mystery Road – LFF Review

Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen writes, directs, photographs, scores, and edits his latest film, Mystery Road, revealing him to be a jack of all trades and master of… some. Clearly inspired by Westerns,...

Blue Jasmine – Review

In Woody Allen's latest cityscape, a listless San Francisco plays host to the ghosts of New York. What is perhaps most impressive about Blue Jasmine is its seamless integration of psyche and structure....

Gravity – LFF Review

"I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw." - Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, describing his views from the...