Parkland – Review

Depicting the untold stories of forgotten figures from history, Parkland utilises an ensemble cast to explore how JFK’s assassination impacted on everyday lives. Although lacking the cinematic flair of...

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,...