Tag: film

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2016: The Plus Ones’ Guide

Keen for a little Scandinavian culture without the frosty northern temperatures? Well, there’s no need for an expensive trip or pricey cold weather clothing, because Scandinavia has come to Melbourne! The Scandinavian Film Festival (5 to 27 July) features 20+ films…

Florence Foster Jenkins Review

A genuine, charming picture of great appeal yet somewhat lacking of emotional coherency throughout. Unlike many portrayed by biographical, dramatized versions of films, Florence Foster Jenkins was a woman whose singular story was just that – singular. Yet within the…

Captain America: Civil War Review

A marvellously produced film that tops and defines this generation’s popular genre. The emergence of superhero films is without doubt one of the most celebrated new sub-genre in the past decade, and as far as it goes the Disney-Marvel studio…

The Jungle Book Review

A film without many special merits, yet has very little faults. One can always grade re-adaptations into three categories from worst to best – that which is unable to meet the standard of the original, that which is merely a…

Huntsman: Winter’s War Review

A grand gesture to appeal to fans of fairytales, not quite enough for anyone else. No one really wanted a sequel to the 2012 critical failure Snow White and the Huntsman, but we got one anyway. This time star Kristen…

Allegiant Review

A film so bland and conventional its existence can no longer be justified like its predecessors. In the world of young adult fiction, each franchise capable of producing multiple sequels often possess its own unique brand of beauty to be…

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

An incoherent piece of motion picture that offers a rocky start to the DC Cinematic Universe, but delivers an expandable beginning nonetheless. Critics do not hate anyone without reasons, even more so they do not root for a film to…

Gods of Egypt Review

A film as mediocre as its mythological and historical accuracy Geoffrey Rush fights a planet-eating monster with a fire-spitting spear on a spaceship, in order to protect a flat Earth while his kids/grand-kids slaughter each other. The above statement basically…

A romantic escape to The Rockies

On a sweltering Sydney Sunday morning, and on Valentine’s Day no less, you could be excused for thinking it was rather odd that I would be sat at a screening of the Rocky Mountain Express at the IMAX Darling Harbour. But, my…