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The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In

Sarah Ward December 20, 2011 0

  Internationally adored filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar reunites with his fellow successful Spanish cinematic export Antonio Banderas for the inventive, elaborate amalgam of horror, drama, noir, thriller and even comedy, The Skin I Live In.

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Sarah Ward November 17, 2011 0

A deftly disturbing and deeply devastating picture of the profound perils and permanence of parenthood, Lynne Ramsay’s astounding, exquisite adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s best-selling, award-winning nature versus nurture novel  We Need To Talk About Kevin is unsettling and mesmerising.

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Tyrannosaur

Tyrannosaur

Sarah Ward October 25, 2011 0

Powerful might be the most appropriate term, however the word does not even begin to describe Paddy Considine’s compelling, confronting, contemplative and unexpectedly cathartic Tyrannosaur, an emotive exploration of the underside of British poverty.

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Drive

Drive

Sarah Ward October 24, 2011 0

From the electro-pop soundtrack that accompanies the feature from the outset, to the austerity of the Cannes Film Festival-winning direction that lingers until the final shot, Drive is one of 2011’s most stylish efforts.

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Sarah Ward October 21, 2011 0

Boasting exceptional acting and direction, Midnight in Paris is pleasantly sentimental and playfully surreal, as well as sweet, stylish and smart. A beguiling Parisian postcard, the finessed feature exemplifies Allen at his European best.

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The Hunter

The Hunter

Sarah Ward October 3, 2011 0

As the concise title suggests, Daniel Nettheim’s nuanced big screen adaptation of Julia Leigh’s novel  The Hunter ponders the enigmatic man and his moving Tasmanian mission, with the finessed feature unravelling a mystery on multiple levels.

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Senna

Senna

Sarah Ward August 12, 2011 0

For consumers of cinema, lovers of action and aficionados of ambitious entertainment, Asif Kapadia’s touching and tragic Formula One racing biopic Senna is an expert, energetic and amazing example of the dazzling heights factual filmmaking can achieve.

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Melancholia

Melancholia

Sarah Ward August 5, 2011 0

The latest film by divisive Danish auteur Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves), the accomplished and ambitious exploration of the extremes of the emotional spectrum that is Melancholia ranks amongst his enlightening, astounding best.

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Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies

Sarah Ward July 24, 2011 0

The latest in a long line of romantic comedies to grace screens this year, Beautiful Lies unravels an unconventional love triangle with a farcical twist, yet can’t escape its ever present reliance on contrivance and coincidence.

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Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

Sarah Ward July 20, 2011 0

There’s one word in Bad Teacher’s title that proves accurate, and it’s not the reference to educators. Sadly, the one-note film fails to engage or entertain, relying on viewer fondness for the “bad” premise.

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