Adoration REVIEW

Written by Lily Davis. Surprisingly, this acutely Australian film comes from French director Anne Fontaine. Best known for Coco Avant Chanel and Chloe, Adoration (known as Adore in the States) is the first English language film for this acclaimed director. The story is …

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About Time REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. About Time is the latest heart-warmer from British Rom-com royalty Richard Curtis, the screenwriter behind Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually. A paranormal twist on the genre, the film follows the life of Tim …

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The Counselor REVIEW

Written by Lily Davis. This film brags an array of talented and prominent names. However, as the credits begin to roll, it’s questionable whether there is significant else to brag about. Here Ridley Scott, a director with many enduring films …

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Insidious: Chapter 2 REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. James Wan has certainly been working hard this year. Not only has he started working on Fast and Furious 7, but he also delivered one of the year’s creepiest supernatural-thrillers with The Conjuring. That film saw …

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The Butler REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Lee Daniels, the Oscar-nominated director behind Precious and The Paperboy, tackles decidedly different territory with The Butler. Very loosely based on the life of White House butler Eugene Allen, there’s no denying the importance behind the film’s …

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Fruitvale Station REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Fruitvale Station kicks off with actual cell-phone footage taken during the early hours of January 1st, 2009. Police officers have detained a group of young men at the titular station. It’s hard to tell exactly what …

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Diana REVIEW

Written by Justin Datu. In Diana, director Oliver Hirschbiegel offers us a glimpse into the life of a woman who fascinated the world in both her life and death. Unfortunately, it is a look that is sickeningly saccharine, focusing on …

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Renoir REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. French writer-director Gilles Bourdos brings to the screen a drama based on the little known story of Andree Heuschling, a young woman who became the last model to work for the classic impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. …

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Prisoners REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Every parent’s worst nightmare: having their child kidnapped. The fallout from this horrible scenario is explored in this exhausting and dark thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies). Two couples are understandably shaken and deeply affected when …

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The Act of Killing REVIEW

Written by Christopher D. Bruce. Firstly, if you have had any inclination towards seeing this documentary, congratulations, your instincts are correct. Go see it.  “The Act of Killing is about killers who have won, and the sort of society they …

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The Family REVIEW

Written by Lily Davis. The Family is not the cringe-worthy disaster I had pictured, it is instead a rather flawed but overall enjoyable film. The story follows ex-mafia family the Manzonis from the moment they step into their new life …

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