[Film Review] THE WORLD’S END

Directed by: Edgar Wright Written by: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, and Rosamund Pike You are so blind! You so do not understand! You weren’t there at the beginning. Continue reading [Film Review] THE WORLD’S END

[Film Review] THE LAND OF HOPE (Sydney Film Festival preview)

In the fictional town of Nagashima, an earthquake causes a devastating tsunami and damages a nearby nuclear power plant, leading to the evacuation of much of the town. Local farmer Yasuhiko Ono (Natsuyagi) and his family are initially considered safe Continue reading [Film Review] THE LAND OF HOPE (Sydney Film Festival preview)

[Film Review] COMPUTER CHESS (Sydney Film Festival preview)

In 1770, the Mechanical Turk, a machine featuring a robotic ‘Turkish Gentleman,’ was hailed as a mechanical device that could beat a human being at chess. It allegedly beat several famous human players including Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte. Fast-forward Continue reading [Film Review] COMPUTER CHESS (Sydney Film Festival preview)

[Film Review] WARM BODIES

In the immortal words of New Jersey poet Bruce Springsteen, everybody’s got a hungry heart. Literally and figuratively, it turns out. Taking its cue from that other “Zom-Rom-Com”, Shaun of the Dead, Warm Bodies takes the genre even further. Where Continue reading [Film Review] WARM BODIES

[Film Review] PLEASE LIKE ME

Thomas plays Josh, a young man whose life is rocked by two important events; his girlfriend breaks up with him because she thinks he is gay, and his mother (Lawrance) attempts suicide with Panadol and half a bottle of Baileys. Continue reading [Film Review] PLEASE LIKE ME

[Film Review] BACHELORETTE

Rated: MA 15+ Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, James Marsden, Adam Scott, and Rebel Wilson Written by: Leslye Headland Directed by: Leslye Headland In 1995’s The Usual Suspects, Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint tells police that, “the greatest trick the Continue reading [Film Review] BACHELORETTE

[Film Review] ARGO

In 1979, a group of Iranian militants took 52 staff members of the US Embassy in Tehran hostage, calling for the extradition from the US of the overthrown and terminally ill Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to stand trial. Six staff Continue reading [Film Review] ARGO

[Film Reviews] Safety Not Guaranteed

Time travel is hard. Watch any time travel movie and no matter how cool it is, eventually it will stop making sense. You’ll begin to believe that the events leading up to the time travel must continually repeat themselves so Continue reading [Film Reviews] Safety Not Guaranteed