Everly – Review

Everly has a decent gimmick: one woman, one apartment, one daughter to save via a duffle bag full of cash. Its action compressed into that one location, there exists a recognisable awareness of the need for...

Slow West – Review

Despite getting off to a slow (wahey!) start, Slow West picks up pace as it craftily builds its world, tone and characters to culminate in a pulsating and well-earned finale. That Slow West is the...

Accidental Love – Review

When the director doesn't even want to put his name on a film, it's not promising. Sadly, the years Accidental Love spent in production purgatory did nothing to save its offbeat potential from the vague,...

Entourage – Review

It's ironic that a film partly about the excesses of Hollywood has so much excess baggage - doubly so when this includes a contrived subplot concerning the film-within-a-film needing some of its weaker...

The Longest Ride – Review

Take one pint-sized actress and mix in hunky male (piercing blue eyes optional). Add geographic distance/serious illness/drastically opposed lifestyles, or all three. Scatter clichés generously. Take care not...

Drone – Doc/Fest 2015 Review

The debate about drones is only in its infancy, but Drone proves that there’s plenty of discussion to be had. Interviews with former drone pilots in the US and human rights lawyers in Pakistan highlight...

Heavenly Sword – Review

How a CG movie can be released eight years after the video game it’s based on and have significantly worse graphics, not to mention story and characterisation, is unfathomable. Yet Heavenly Sword is just...

Jurassic World – Review

From the moment Ty Simpkins throws open the hotel window shutters and we first see a sweeping aerial view of Jurassic World, with John Williams’ iconic score blaring out triumphantly, you know you’re in...

Match Me! – Doc/Fest 2015 Review

Imagine Richard Curtis directed Catfish and you’ll have some idea of what Lia Jaspers’ Match Me! is all about. We follow three people as they try various methods of finding a partner. Johanna attends a...