Tag: film reviews

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Film Review: American Animals

British writer/director Bart Layton makes his feature début with this reality-blurring depiction of actual events, and while his dedicated cast works hard to ma…

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Film Review: Ladies in Black

This comedic/dramatic character piece is drawn from Madeleine St. John’s 1993 novel, and features fine performances from a lovely cast while it paints a picture…

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Film Review: Searching

This suspense thriller from co-writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and key producer Timur Bekmambetov plays out entirely on screens (PCs, phones and perhaps TVs), a…

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Film Review: Beast

The feature début from Michael Pearce is an ambitious psychological drama with a dangerous edge that falls apart a little into the final act, yet the performanc…

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Film Review: The Merger

This annoying Australian comedy drawn from star comedian Damian Callinan’s solo show and personal experience is a forced would-be charmer where character is awk…

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Film Review: Rabbit

Writer/director Luke Shanahan’s feature début is an ambitious if messy mish-mash of genres and styles with a strong performance by star Adelaide Clemens and som…

Film Review: The Second

Mairi Cameron’s feature debut is a pretentious psychodrama with a strong cast struggling to sex it up and a sneaking suspicion that we’re all being infuri…

Film Review: The Insult

The latest from co-writer/director Ziad Doueiri is a vaguely overlong, yet still sometimes scorchingly powerful, legal drama obviously intended as a bold politi…

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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…

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