Month: March 2014

Noah REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Whether it be the bizarre sci-fi thriller that is Pi, the polarising discussion on love and reincarnation that is The Fountain, or the creepy character study on mental instability that is Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky straddles the fine line between art and mainstream like few other directors can. Tackling a biblical story …

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‘The Raid 2’ REVIEW: An Action Film for the Ages

When The Raid: Redemption first burst onto screens in 2011, no one was prepared for the glorious symphony of violence that they were about to witness. Countless shattered bones and brutalised bodies later, it was clear that the action genre had a new handler: Gareth Evans. The Welsh-born director was hired to make a documentary on …

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Wadjda REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Wadjda, the first film shot completely within Saudi Arabia and the first film to be shot there by a woman, is a simple tale told simply and at times obviously, but there’s no denying the importance of such a project. The film tells the story of the titular character, a 10-year-old …

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True Detective Season 1 REVIEW – Spoiler Free

Written by Zac Platt. It was clear early on that True Detective would be something special. A new HBO anthology series with each episode being written by creator Nic Pizzolatto (author of Galveston), directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre), and the big-name duo of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starring in an epic …

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All Is Lost REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. With only one cast member and almost no dialogue, All Is Lost is nothing if not ambitious in its stripped-down approach to story-telling. The tight focus of writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) employs a welcome authenticity to the isolation and hopelessness of Robert Redford’s unnamed protagonist. But admirable concept aside, Chandor …

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Tracks REVIEW

Written by Lola Sterrett. What kind of person travels 1,700 miles across the Australian Outback? Tracks, directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil), depicts Robyn Davidson’s infamous 1977 trek from Alice Springs to just south of Carnarvon, with only her dog Diggity and four camels accompanying her. The beginning half of the film shows Robyn, played by …

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