The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker – Review

The opening sequence of The Dressmaker is as beautiful as it is cliché, giving little hint of the zany and absurd story that follows. What stops The Dressmaker from being a stand out film is the storytelling...
Good People

Good People – Review

Way back when, Good People would likely be hitting a supermarket’s DVD bin with a big fat “4.99!” sticker slapped on the case. Now it’ll shuffle onto Netflix under “Crime Films”, 1.5 red stars...

Macbeth – Cannes 2015 Review

A predictably towering performance from Michael Fassbender is excellently supported by Marion Cotillard, and a who’s who cast of the best British actors working today. Biblical in scale, Macbeth is a huge...

Predestination – Review

Ethan Hawke swaps Boyhood for boredom in Predestination, the latest film to get lost in time travel. Despite a promising premise and outlandish imagination, Predestination fails overall to be fresh or...

The Gambler – Review

Quoth Kenny Rogers: If you're gonna play the game, boy, you gotta learn to play it right. Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) can’t play it right - can’t play anything right - and so skulks along like a sullen...

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...

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...

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...

Electricity – LFF Review

Bryn Higgins’ aesthetically challenging representation of disability brings with it the constant physical and emotional toll of struggling to maintain a passable level of control through everyday...