St. Vincent – Review

Equal parts heart-warming comedy and heart-breaking tragedy, St. Vincent is a retelling of a well-worn story which leaves the broad-strokes of the plot predictable from the start. Some salvation comes from...

The Homesman – Review

She calls her mules Grace and Redemption, he dubs his horse Brown; therein lies a relatively comprehensive summation of Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) and George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones). As the pair journey across...

Get On Up – Review

Charlie Boseman inhabits James Brown so well in Get on Up, you could easily think the Godfather of Soul himself had emerged from the grave to jitter through this biopic of his life. Unfortunately, clunky...

Horrible Bosses 2 – Review

For better or worse, if you’ve watched a mainstream US comedy in the last five years, it’s going to be riddled with improv. Horrible Bosses 2 is no different and Bateman, Day and Sudeikis offer nothing...

The November Man – Review

Pesky Russians, sneaky intelligence agencies, whizzingly distant locales, exotic women with intriguing accents... Pierce isn’t the only one who’s been here before. Though Brosnan sells hard-bitten like...

Ambition – Review

Ambition affords an unusual luxury to ORWAV; only 6 minutes, 39 seconds to discuss in our economical 100 words… It is an impressive and dizzying 399 seconds in which a space mission meets philosophy,...

Say When – Review

Kitschy and tediously drawn-out home video credits give way to a humorous portrait of arrested development in the vein of Frances Ha and Drifters. While stylistically closer to the latter, Say When’s...

Horns – Review

2014 is a damned fine year for Daniel Radcliffe, and Horns a damned fine outing (“witty” emphasis on "damned"). Initially playing as a cross between The Invention of Lying and Bill’s New Frock, as...

Nightcrawler – Review

Jake Gyllenhaal unfurls creepy wings as Lou Bloom, a determined vulture ready to feather his own nest in the shade of the American Dream. Lou’s maniac eyes share the same greedy glint as his hungry camera....

Interstellar – Review

Interstellar is magnificently ambitious. It is just a shame that narrative appears to be the stubbiest finger upon the grasping palm of its lofty aspirations. Nolan’s space odyssey detonates some of the...

Love, Rosie – Review

Lily Collins and her perfect eyebrows are delightful in this time-spanning rom-com, but sadly they aren't enough to save Love, Rosie from descending into overwrought schmaltz. The film follows childhood...

Jimi: All Is By My Side – Review

Director John Ridley’s attempts to conjure the psychedelic life and times of Jimi Hendrix make for a colourful but ultimately mediocre spectacle of an artist on the cusp of stardom. The film rides on a...

This Is Where I Leave You – Review

Family, eh? Ya gotta love 'em. Even when your wife is cheating on you with your boss, your mother’s demanding you home for seven days, your sister won't stop bleating advice and one of your brothers has a...

Serena – Review

The extreme saccharine romanticism of Pemberton’s (Cooper) first meeting with Serena (Lawrence) may cause some to wish the film had remained in the can another two years, yet brutal dramatisation of the...