Film Review 7 results

Our top 10 movies of 2019!

And without further ado, here are the top 10 from 2019: 10. Us Writer/director/producer Jordan Peele returned to fill us with fright and leave behind some food for thought with his new work, Us. Set in the summer in sun drenched California this time, the terror the Wilson family has to endure while on holiday is anything but sunny. Click here to read our full review 9. The Nightingale Set in Tasmania in 1825, The Nightingale delivers an adventure of epic proportions. Confronting ...

German Film Festival – 25KM/H Movie Review

This film lays out a well trodden road to follow but that doesn’t prevent it from being very entertaining. It’s filled with humour, pathos and ultimately the bonds of brotherly love. The soundtrack is filled with great songs by T-Rex, The Cure, Yo La Tengo, Sufjan Stevens as well as others and even though the film is spoken in German (with English subtitles) it is extremely accessible. This is the kind of film that will be an audience hit as it provides all the components of a good ...

A Simple Favour Movie Review

These talks are stitched together via a sordid tale of insurance fraud and murder. There are some rather large plot holes and elements that make little sense but this is not meant to degrade the experience because this is a fine work of populist entertainment.   //   As such there are a substantial number of unifying moments that had the entire audience on the same page. This lead to a very desirable feeling of shared community. A dark room filled with lots of people who ...

Woman in Gold Movie Review

Woman in Gold ticks many boxes which appeal to a wide audience - it's a David and Goliath story; it's courtroom drama; it's holocaust drama; and it's art documentary. It's a gripping story about a fascinating and frightening moment in history and director, Simon Curtis, holds it all together with a sure hand. The film is structured into two timelines: the present day where we follow Altmann's attempts to reacquire her stolen possession; and the early 20th century leading to the Anschluss ...

Mortdecai Movie Review

Film history is littered with movies that are so bad they become good. There are the unintentionally hilarious ones, the ones with such low production values, the ones with such over the top acting they never let you off the hook and then there is Mortdecai. This vehicle about a shonky art dealer starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor is one of the worst received movies in recent times, but is it so bad it’s good? Depp plays Mortdecai; a fey British art dealer with a ...

The Theory of Everything Movie Review

The life and times of theoretical physicist, cosmologist and million selling author Stephen Hawking is told via a screenplay based on a book by his first wife of thirty years, Jane Wilde. We are given a window into his life from his early years and get to spend time with him before the revenges of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) took over his body. While the force of the man’s will and his defiance of the medical profession’s estimate of the time of his demise is very inspiring, ...

The King’s Speech Movie Review

The film tells the tale of King George the VI (Colin Firth), the British royal who took over the crown under the most amazing of circumstances. It followed his brother David (Guy Pierce) and his abdication of the throne so he could marry the divorced woman Wallis Simpson and is set amidst the beginnings of World War Two. Poor George has a very bad stammer and must overcome this if he is to properly lead his people during these tumultuous times. He soon comes under the tutorship of speech ...