New Reviews
Divergent
Django Unchained
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Les Misérables
Quartet
Chernobyl Diaries
The Cabin in the Woods
Balibo

Divergent

From the start of this film, with voice over from Tris (Shailene Woodley) setting out the scene as we pan over a broken and largely abandoned cityscape (Chicago, 100 years after the war) the visuals are stunning and an integral part of the story. I’m not usually a fan of narration, but it works here […]

Django Unchained

A generally enjoyable film that fails to kick on after a rollicking first half. Spoiler: Quentin Tarrantino should never, ever speak in an Australian accent ever again.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Mamma Mia, the accents are just one of the awful things about this terrible adaptation of a modern classic.

Les Misérables

Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the hit stage play is seemless and Anne Hathaway and company deserve the awards they’ll get.

Quartet

The performances of Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith and company make this simple but entertaining Dustin Hoffman-driven comedy drama a success.

Chernobyl Diaries

A good concept that’s failed by its delivery. Unfortunately, now that Parker and Peli have had a half arsed stab at Chernobyl, this interesting horror location has had it’s V-plates disappointingly taken in the back of a Fiat Uno and will never get them back.

The Cabin in the Woods

A satirical take on the modern horror film that will save this from the bargain and make you laugh.

Balibo

Robert Connelly does a great job to get the feel of the time across in this nicely low budget, understated thriller set during Indonesia’s controversial invasion of East Timor.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

An expected minor letdown as the first part shows that Peter Jackson should have just stuck to one (or two at most) epic length movies not three. Not bad but a little underwhelming.

Death Note

Get past the weird stuff and you’ve got an interesting thriller from Japan.

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