The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us – Review

The ‘plane crash survival drama’ sub-genre has been visited many times on screen over the years, from The Flight of the Phoenix and Alive to Cast Away and TV’s Lost. Now, twice Oscar-nominated director...
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Triple 9 – Review

Director John Hillcoat is a master of the visceral, slightly depressing mood, so it's a surprise that he's whipped a completely different rabbit out of the hat with Triple 9. This occasionally clever...
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...
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs – LFF Review

What Steve Jobs does best is selling the vision of Steve Jobs. A carnivorous, heartless ego has never looked more appealing or lonely. Fassbender is supreme, bristling with authority and an unquenchable...

Insurgent – Review

The teen dystopian book adaptation trend continues with a vengeance in Insurgent. This tricky middle tome of the Divergent series, where (seemingly) lots happens with an impressive crash, bang and wallop on...

A Little Chaos – LFF Review

‘Landscape gardener charms all she meets with fresh approaches to shrubbery’ is a synopsis that will set few pulses racing. Rickman’s first directorial effort since 1997, however, is a solid piece of...

Divergent – Review

There's one major problem for Divergent, and it begins with T, H, and G. In a world where "Katniss Everdeen" was just a meaningless string of syllables, this teen-centric adventure might just about get by; but...

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...