The recent explosion in female-led films, like “Maleficent” and “Frozen”, may seem a great leap forward for women on screen, but Elise Bottle thinks such “feminist” fantasies skate on thin ice.
In his review of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Glen Falkenstein finds equal measures of “The Good, Bad and Ugly”, but overall finds it a whimsical, technically-accomplished, deeply-flawed enthralling beast.
Focus tries to lift a lot of its game from con-artist cinematic classics like Ocean’s Eleven and The Sting…unfortunately, it still couldn’t convince Glen Falkenstein that it was a decent film.
With the the 2015 Spanish Film Festival about to kick off, Editor PB sipped a tumbler or two of red and nibbled tasty tapas before enjoying a screening of the closing night film Wild Tales.
Seven films into the franchise and yet Furious 7 still does not disappoint, writes Glen Falkenstein…as long as you don’t think about it too much.
Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is understated in terms of the director’s usual standards, but despite some minor flaws Glen Falkenstein still finds it a little bit unreal.
Film lover Janine Saunders has curated the best reviews of the “Best Picture” nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards…so now you can read those and successfully fake like you’ve actually seen the films…
Mike Welsh provides the male (spit)take on 50 Shades Of Grey…of course, he hasn’t actually seen it (sure, Mike), but he reckons that if looks, smells and sounds like porn like FSG does, then FFS…call it PORN!
We don’t often do film reviews, but how could we not cover 50 Shades of Grey, one of the more anticipated films of 2015? Natasha Mann gives it two lashes out of ten…ok one more for Jamie Dornan’s bod…
Reviewing Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Elise Bottle is all for a tragic tale packing far more of a knockout finale punch over the traditional fairy-tale happy ending.
As part of TBS coverage of the Sydney Film Festival 2014 Richard Jackson reviews Watchers of the Sky, a 2014 American documentary directed by Edet Belzberg.