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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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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…

Charlie’s Country [2014]

Directed by Rolf de Heer, and starring David Gulpilil, Charlie’s Country, their third collaboration (after The Tracker [2002] and Ten Canoes [2006] tells the story of an old…

Only Lovers Left Alive [2013]

If you are reading this review to try and establish whether or not you’d like to see this film, (and not simply because you find my long-winded acerbic…

Lan Kwai Fong [2011]

Lan Kwai Fong (or LKF) is an area in Honk Kong with a lot of expensive bars, clubs and discos and an awful lot of foreigner behaving very…

American Hustle [2013]

Ordinarily I’d be up in arms about how terrible a film America Hustle is, but frankly it’s not even worth the effort of writing a long, yet funny,…

All is Lost [2014]

Like Gravity [2013] but a whole lot better, All is Lost tells the same story amidst a more believable, and more accessible backdrop, the ocean. This actually makes…

Triad [2012]

For about half of the film, director Daniel Chan’s Triad is a fascinating and gripping HK film full of intrigue, violence and a compelling look into the sleazy…

The Football Factory [2004]

Starring the always ‘ard Danny Dyer, The Football Factory is based on the controversial debut novel by John King. Like the book, the film depicts the adventures of…