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Maps to the Stars [2014]

A different version of this review was published at Broadsheet. The latest film by proudly independent Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg (The Fly, Crash, History of Violence), presents a…

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Zero Motivation [2014]

Screening as the media preview film for the 2014 Melbourne Jewish International Film Festival, Talya Lavie’s Zero Motivation [2014], is a M.A.S.H. -like (the television show, not the…

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Goemul (The Host) [2006]

The best thing about Korean cinema in general, and Bong Joon-ho’s Goemul (The Host) [2006], is the blatant genre-bending and general disregard for cinematic rules that we, as…

The Zero Theorem [2013]

The latest film by surrealist filmmaker Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem, is everything you’d expect from the ex-Monty Python, director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975], The Crimson…

Fading Gigolo [2014]

Written, directed and starring John Turturro, Fading Gigolo is reasonably entertaining New York romantic comedy about a florist who becomes a gigolo to pay his rent. Murray (Woody…

Think Like a Man Too [2014]

First of all; the title. Think Like a Man Too, is neither clever nor relevant. I don’t get why they added an ‘as well’ rather than simply going for…

Think Like a Man [2012]

I’ll admit that I went though a bit of an internal struggle about whether to even put up a review of Think Like a Man because it was…

The Little Death [2014]

Josh Lawson’s directorial debut, The Little Death references an idiomatic french term that generally refers to the feeling of melancholy or clarity that immediately follows orgasm. It’s a clever…

Better Off Dead [1985]

Better Off Dead starring John Cusack as some teenage dude is an absolute gem of 1980s filmmaking. The funny, irreverent and completely unstructured film is reminiscent of the…

Valley Girl [1983]

In Valley Girl, like Julie (Deborah Foreman) from the valley, is like dating Tommy (Michael Bowen) and he’s really popular and buff, but he’s like a major drag…