August: Osage County REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Screenwriter Tracy Letts adapts his own play with August: Osage County, an exhausting family drama that manages to rise above the stagey theatrics this sort of adaptation occasionally brings. The phenomenal cast ensures that this is …

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One Chance REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. One Chance tells the inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a man whose lack of confidence threatened to halt his passion for singing. His fantastic voice was eventually given a life-changing pedestal when he was chosen …

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Ender’s Game REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Based on the much-loved book by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game is a film bursting with ideas and metaphors. It also serves as a discussion on certain moral dilemmas, but it all doesn’t quite gel together …

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Enough Said REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. Enough Said is a down-to-earth romantic comedy following divorcees Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (James Gandolfini) as they slowly ease into a new relationship with each other. The wrinkle comes when Eva, a masseuse by trade, …

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The Gilded Cage REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. The Gilded Cage is a familial comedy written and directed by Ruben Alves and follows hard-working couple Maria (Rita Blanco) and José Ribeiro (Joaquim de Almeida), whose dream to return to their Portuguese homeland comes true …

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20 Feet from Stardom REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. The role of a backup singer is to be overlooked, to compliment the lead vocalist while blending into the overall track. It’s an often forgotten and under-appreciated part of the music industry, with many back-up singers …

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Carrie REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror film wasn’t exactly a masterpiece, but it was a decent supernatural thriller that packed in some nice horror elements with De Palma’s visual flourishes. It was only a matter of time …

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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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