Only The Brave

Only the Brave – Review

Based on the title of this biographic weepie alone, you can probably guess what you’re letting yourself in for when you settle in for Only the Brave’s 134-minute run time. That’s right, you can fully...
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Hail, Caesar! – Review

The uproarious and star-studded Hail Caesar! demonstrates the Coens on fine form indeed – whilst not quite up to the standard of their very best, this spiritual successor to Barton Fink sits very comfortably...
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Sicario – Review

Early in Sicario, a shady government operative compares finding a cartel boss to “discovering a vaccine.” It’s a throwaway line, but it resonates in Roger Deakins’ breathtaking (and surely Oscar...
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Everest – Review

With scant time to acclimatise, Everest is quick to set up base camp deep in the foreshadowing of the mountain. Everest is a sight worthy of cinema’s largest screens, and a breathtaking canvas for the...

Inherent Vice – Review

The '60s are dead, to begin with. Yet through all the stoner fog of PI Doc Sportello's (Phoenix) meandering investigations, the elegiac beauty of Pynchon's source novel is only occasionally glimpsed. Three...

Oldboy (2013) – Review

Chan-wook Park's Oldboy squints into a broken mirror. It sees not a reflection but a remake; Spike Lee's version of events gurns back - the very definition of a pointless movie. Stripped of the original's...

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...