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The secret life of Walter Mitty review

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben’s Walter works in the lower photographic departments of Life magazine in New York. His everyday life is so dull that he often daydreams or ‘vagues out’, and…


Review: Philomena

The highlight of Stephen Frear’s new feature Philomena is its reframing of the odd-couple dynamic.…

One Chance - Film Review

Review: One Chance

It would be far too easy to take the cynic’s axe to One Chance were it not so clearly a film wearing its sizeable heart on its formulaic sleeve.…

Tracks - Film Review

Review: Tracks

Drawn from the true story of Robyn Davidson and her autobiographical works, this AFF-flagship film suffers from some awkwardness and earnestness, especially in …

JOY Film

Review: JOY

Writer/director/producer David O. Russell’s follow-up to the slightly overrated American Hustle reunites his three favourite actors – Jennifer Lawrence, B…


Review: Demolition

Director Jean-Marc Vallée certainly has a preference for characters in extreme psychological situations (see his C.R.A.Z.Y., Café De Flore, Dallas Buyers Club a…


Review: Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent has emerged as a “hauntingly hypnotic” adventure film demonstrating the danger, beauty and historical memory of places and pe…


Review: Tickled

Kiwi co-directors David Farrier and his “geeky friend” Dylan Reeve’s documentary is unusual in that, like Capturing The Friedmans or Lost In La Mancha and Gimme…


Review: High-Rise

J.G. Ballard’s dystopic novel High-Rise comes to life on screen in this “wonderfully dark and disturbingly funny” turn from director Ben Wheat…

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