Tag: cinema


Film Review: Crazy Rich Asians

This filming of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel by director John M. Chu features glitzy detail, pleasing comedy and amiably broad performances propping up a very famili…


Film Review: Book Club

This cheesy comedic drama offers a fine cast of getting-on stars all trying hard to make the thing work, and yet Bill Holderman’s feature début will prove too d…


Film Review: West of Sunshine

Jason Raftopoulos’ inner-Melbourne shot drama is obviously made on a low budget yet this gives it a pleasingly raw Aussie realism that’s complemented by a mostl…


Film Review: C’est La Vie

Best-known internationally for the huge French hit The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s (writers and directors) latest lacks that one’s social …


Film Review: Submergence

While the stars work hard in Submergence, Wim Wenders’s latest film is a strange, disappointing and pretentious drama.…


Film Review: Beirut

Jon Hamm has his most challenging role pretty much ever in director Brad Anderson’s harsh, espionage-type dramatic thriller, and he’s helped by pro screenwriter…


Film Review: The Breaker Upperers

Hailing from co-writers, co-directors and co-stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, this is a sharp but sweet character comedy influenced by their longtime p…


Film Review: See You Up There

Drawn from Pierre Lemaitre’s 2013 novel The Great Swindle, See You Up There is a visually sumptuous epic with a touch of the folly about it, but nevertheless of…

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