Exodus: Gods and Kings – Review

Ridley Scott may be 77, but he’s making films with the energy and ambition of a man half his age. His direction is masterful and with DoP Dariusz Wolski he brings an exquisite painterly detail to this...

The Grandmaster – Review

Wong Kar-Wai delivers an emotional, but explosive, love letter to the master of Wing Chun. Abundant slow motion and elegant close-ups regale a tale spanning decades in China and Hong Kong, but all that is just...

Kon-Tiki – Review

Retelling the famous tale of six men on a handmade raft in the unknown Pacific, Kon-Tiki is saturated with the spirit of adventure. For much of the time at sea there is no score and the astonishing sounds of...

Black Sea – Review

For a film that promises dark claustrophobia, most of Black Sea’s action takes place on a surprisingly spacious and well lit submarine. Nonetheless, the pressure is suffocating, rising as the action gets...

Partners In Crime – Review

Jung-Chi Chang explores the hidden personal detachments sown throughout Taiwanese culture in this atmospheric high school thriller, which quickly sets pace with a merry ghost hunt. We are launched into the...

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....