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Two winning lead performances and the present-day reimagining of well-worn tropes go a long way to smoothing over some bumpy plotting...
Posted Jul 4, 2020
It is a rousing story, underplayed to near-perfection, made grand by the sense of artistic discovery it conveys.
Posted Jul 4, 2020
So sex positive and emotionally resonant is her factual film journey, everything about the body and soul baring of Morgana Muses feels convincingly empowering and wonderfully real.
Posted May 13, 2020
Cracked Up (2019)
With Cracked Up, Hammond is only doing what he hoped someone might have done when he was a child - speaking up.
Posted May 4, 2020
[It] won't make you believe any more than you do, nor will it spin too many sceptics 180, but it will help us understand the complexity of a different set of beliefs.
Posted Apr 30, 2020
The Willoughbys (2020)
[If] the storytelling stumbles, Pearn and his animators certainly deliver colour and movement in a manner that is sure to enthral the under 10s.
Posted Apr 24, 2020
Planet of the Humans (2020)
A bleak picture of a near future that mankind's very existence is irrevocably condemning.
Posted Apr 23, 2020
There's Something in the Water tells an ugly story about the horrendous exploitation of a proud people and their beautiful land, so urgency and honesty over artistry seems entirely appropriate.
Posted Apr 17, 2020
Amito and Laicini ensure it all unfolds in an earnestly told and legitimately chilling manner, both their faux-70s filmmaking technique and pretend 'experts' convincing.
Posted Apr 16, 2020
Astronaut is more interested in the humanity of its elderly characters than it is in serving the conventions of a genre.
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Two Heads Creek (2019)
A smart, yet deliriously insane take on our dangerously ridiculous modern society, Two Heads Creek plays like a Monty Python-meets-Peter 'Braindead' Jackson reworking of Wake in Fright.
Posted Mar 30, 2020
[An] engagingly old-fashioned story extolling the virtues of social engagement and experiential living.
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Guns Akimbo (2020)
A splattery, smartly satirical Truman Show/Running Man mash-up for the content-obsessed millennial masses
Posted Feb 17, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Sonic the Hedgehog hits the ground running in Paramount's crowdpleasing, funny, spirited comedy/adventure romp.
Posted Feb 12, 2020
A skit-filled 'Kentucky Fried Movie'-like takedown of kitsch 1980s media culture develops into a far more prescient and surprisingly moving satire.
Posted Jan 26, 2020
Go Karts (Go!) (2019)
The Kart-y Kid.
Posted Jan 16, 2020
The Wave (2020)
A riff on A Christmas Carol in which Ebenezer Scrooge swallows The Red Pill is a good starting point for those readying to partake of Gille Klabin's trippy, challenging, wholly satisfying freak-out
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Hooper's surrealistic song-and-dance spectacle, steeped in joyous musical theatre lore and rich with the emotions of acceptance and forgiveness, is exactly what we need right now.
Posted Dec 28, 2019
Only Cloud Knows (2019)
[If] The Notebook, The Lakehouse and/or Somewhere in Time are kept in a drawer under your television, Only Cloud Knows is for you.
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) (2019)
Shahad Ameen announces herself as that most special of filmmakers - a storyteller that can work timely subtext and scathing commentary into a great work of fantasy.
Posted Dec 13, 2019
The Unseen (2019)
One of the most confronting and heartbreaking cinematic works of the year
Posted Nov 19, 2019
Stay Out Stay Alive (2019)
[Within] familiar parameters [Yurke] delivers a convincingly scary spin on just how ugly human nature can be when tempted by greed and twisted by paranoia.
Posted Nov 18, 2019
[The] truer battle raging on-screen in Roland Emmerich's Midway is the clash between Oscar-bait war epic and rousingly cornball B-movie.
Posted Nov 9, 2019
In Search of Darkness (2019)
Despite its flaws, it is the work of a true fan, geared towards the like-minded.
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Working Woman (2019)
Liron Ben Shlush superbly portrays the anxiety and heartbreak of the victimized as well as the dignity and determination to face down an attacker
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Nothing about the expanded format dilutes the hilarity of the inappropriate interviews.
Posted Sep 27, 2019
The Banana Splits (2019)
If a reboot of the property was going to happen it might as well be in this all-or-nothing mutated form.
Posted Sep 14, 2019
[Beats] to the obsessive pop-culture pulse of Quentin Tarantino like no film of his ever has.
Posted Aug 20, 2019
You Don't Nomi (2019)
[It] certainly paints a picture of a film that is a true auteur's vision, enlivened by an actress' devotion and worthy of its audience's adoration.
Posted Aug 14, 2019
[Displays] a particularly strong affinity for character-driven storytelling, which elevates Reborn above others of its kind.
Posted Aug 12, 2019
Sharkwater Extinction (2019)
Footage of him being at one with the creatures and seascapes he lived and fought for are as a profoundly inspiring as anything he had ever shot for the cause of shark conservation.
Posted Jul 16, 2019
The Cat Rescuers (2019)
As much as it is a cat's tale, The Cat Rescuers is also a moving study in good humanity.
Posted Jul 6, 2019
Ghost Light (2019)
In equal measure a love letter to The Bard, a satirical skewering of theatrical tropes and a cracking Twilight Zone episode.
Posted Jun 8, 2019
Palm Beach (2019)
Ward's boomer friendship fantasy is light on real world issues and heavy on champers, sunshine and how life's little hiccups can take the sheen off wealthy privilege.
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Dougherty respects both the B-movie beats of the big guy's film history as well as the environmental subtext that Godzilla has always represented.
Posted May 28, 2019
Valkeapää avoids leering over the perverse by remaining bound to his themes of redemption and understanding.
Posted May 24, 2019
It is a beautiful, universal, heartbreaking observation from a filmmaker fully invested in his story and characters.
Posted May 20, 2019
Pariah Dog (2019)
A great deal of bitter existential irony courses through the frames of Alk's deeply humanistic film.
Posted May 20, 2019
Davi's Way (2018)
[A] long overdue insight into a man whose entire career has painted a not-entirely truthful representation of what drives him as an artist.
Posted May 20, 2019
The Run (2017)
The Run forgoes the observational disconnect of most factual films and becomes one with the profound journey itself.
Posted May 3, 2019
Tater Tot & Patton (2019)
A film so steeped in such deeply human conditions as grief, addiction and loneliness ought not also be such a sweetly engaging joy.
Posted Apr 27, 2019
Blue Moon (2018)
A gripping slice of Kiwi-noir that ticks all the boxes that rank truly great independent cinema.
Posted Apr 22, 2019
Destination Wedding (2018)
[The] darlings of 80s/90s cinema turn their callous-hearted characters into legitimately redeemable love birds.
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019)
Captain Marvel is not the blunt-force challenge to the accepted norms that Ryan Coogler's Black Panther came to represent, but it's a potent statement of intent.
Posted Mar 5, 2019
The Way We Weren't (2019)
[This] occasionally funny, energetically upbeat effort provides a solid vehicle for likable stars Fiona Gubelmann and Australian Ben Lawson.
Posted Feb 17, 2019
The Last Laugh (2019)
[With] comedy talent like Chase (his most understated and likable in years) and Dreyfuss...working every inch of the frame, the result is more sweet sentiment and hearty guffaws than the material often deserves.
Posted Feb 6, 2019
I Still See You (2018)
I Still See You is an ideal early foray into the horror genre for the modern teenage girl and her slumber party pals.
Posted Jan 31, 2019
A Boy Called Sailboat (2018)
Nugent proves himself to be a master of meaningful whimsy.
Posted Jan 14, 2019
At First Light (2018)
Whether you know it or not, kids, you've now got your own generation's Close Encounters of The Third Kind.
Posted Nov 28, 2018
Nightmare Cinema (2019)