[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] OBLIVION

From the director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, comes Oblivion. Kosinski delivering an epic two hour sci-fi onslaught that is sure to command your attention while featuring a cast of high caliber, including Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman. Cruise plays Jack Harper, a Continue reading [Film Review] OBLIVION

[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] THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

Some say that Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are only funny for their ability to contort their bodies; this film is proof that they’re more than just a pair of pretty faces. When two complacent magicians, Burt and Anton, are Continue reading [Film Review] THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

[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] THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ

Before there was Dorothy and Toto, before they landed a house on the wicked witch and before she tapped her heels and got the hell home, there was a powerful wizard, who he himself stumbled upon the Land of Oz. Continue reading [Film Review] THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ

[Film Review] SINISTER

The fixed, grainy Super 8 shot that opens Sinister is one of its most unsettling. Two children and their parents stand next to a tree, hessian bags over their heads, hands fastened behind their backs and a noose tied lame around each of Continue reading [Film Review] SINISTER

[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

[File Review] DJANGO UNCHAINED

Following in the style of Inglorious Basterds, the Kill Bills and Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino delivers yet another sense assaulting onslaught which teeters on the edge of profanity, but is reeled back by inappropriately, appropriate humour. For a Tarantino fan such Continue reading [File Review] DJANGO UNCHAINED