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December Film Reviews: Take a closer look

December Film Reviews: Take a closer look

Sometimes we see films that draw us in while viewing them, but then tarnish when thinking about them afterwards. Sometimes a film can be annoying and confusing but on contemplation reveals complex and interesting layers. Then sometimes we laugh all the way through a film, only to be grounded later on by the weight of […]

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August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

The ancient walking, talking tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) in A Monster Calls (★★★★★) might be a monster to some children, but Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is twelve and has to deal with some grown-up things in his life. Apart from having bullying classmates, his mother (Felicity Jones) is very ill. His father (Toby Kebbell) has […]

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December Album Reviews: Alicia Keys, Heiðrik and more

Alicia Keys Here ★★★★★ Here is Alicia Keys highly anticipated sixth album and it’s a honeypot for the ears. Colliding the sounds, tastes and people of New York City with a spiritual cornucopia of the RnB, hip-hop and soul movements and its intrinsic link to the civil rights movement and #blacklivesmatter. Like an old time, […]

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Heading to the movies? Here’s the latest film reviews

Heading to the movies? Here’s the latest film reviews

lmLooking for something to watch this April? Check out Lezly’s reviews of the latest offerings to hit Australian cinemas. Barcelona Christmas Night (M) Directed by Dani de la Orden Described as Love Actually in Spanish, the city of Barcelona features as much as the ensemble cast of Spanish actors. Five stories weave together lessons in love. […]

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November Film Reviews

November Film Reviews

Looking for something to do to avoid the summery heat? Resident film buff Lezly Herbert has checked out the latest films so that you don’t have to. Peruse her reviews of gay rights biopic Freeheld, documentary He Named Me Malala and new Australian film The Dressmaker below. Freeheld  (M) Directed by Peter Sollett The powerful story […]

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Film Reviews: September Edition

Film Reviews: September Edition

Resident film buff Lezly Herbert reviews four of the month’s biggest films for our September issue. The Wolfpack (M) Directed by Crystal Moselle When Crystal Moselle met the six Angulo brothers on the street in New York, they were all wearing Reservoir Dogs suits and sun glasses. Then when she found out that they were […]

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February Film Reviews

February Film Reviews

The Theory of Everything (PG) Directed by James Marsh Thanks to his momentous scientific theories and his memorable crippled appearance, most people have heard of Stephen Hawkings, even though they’re not all that sure about his theories. In 1963, Stephen Hawkings (Eddie Redmayne) was starting his PhD at Cambridge University. Diagnosed with motor neuron disease, […]

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January Film Reviews

January Film Reviews

Kingsman (MA) Directed by Dan Gilroy Colin Firth is the perfect gentleman as Harry Hart, a member of a super-secret organisation. Using a tailor shop on Savile Row London as their front, the smartly dressed gentlemen fight baddies without government intervention. However the young recruits competing for a spot in the organisation include a female […]

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December Film Reviews

Nightcrawler (MA) Directed by Dan Gilroy Although he can recite the modern-day scriptures from corporate America, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds he has few opportunities to secure work. Then one night, he stumbles upon two men filming for the next morning’s television news and he becomes a nightcrawler. Filmed on the streets of Los Angeles […]

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Film Reviews: April

Film Reviews: April

Wadjda (PG) Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour Writer/director Haifaa Al-Mansour has made history with her first feature film. After attending an American university in Cairo and film school in Sydney, she’s made the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first feature film. It is shot entirely in a country where cinemas are not permitted and women cannot vote, […]

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