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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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The Trip

The Trip

Sarah Ward June 30, 2011 0

Whilst neither are household names outside their home continent, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have enjoyed fruitful careers for over two decades. From the small screen to the larger canvas, each has carved

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The Last Circus (Spanish Film Festival)

Sarah Ward May 20, 2011 0

Beloved by some, belittled by others, and seen as both entertaining and frightening in various guises, the amusing comic performers known as clowns made the leap from the circus to the screen with the

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On Tour (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 21, 2011 0

French film personality Mathieu Amalric has found fame appearing on-screen, with a successful career as a renowned character actor to his name. With features as diverse as Munich and Marie Antoinette, Public Enemy #1

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Potiche (Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward March 19, 2011 0

Celebrated French writer / director François Ozon has crafted an interesting career over his 22 years in the business, graduating from shorts (with no less than 18 to his name) to documentaries (Jospin s’éclaire)

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Kalabush (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 13, 2011 0

The cinematic output of Cyprus may rank among the lesser known of international efforts, however the nation boasts a commitment to the medium nonetheless. From providing a location for foreign productions (Otto Preminger’s Exodus,

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Brisbane International Film Festival: Day 10

Sarah Ward November 14, 2010 0

It has finally come down to this. After a fantastic, film-filled ten days, the 19th annual Brisbane International Film Festival has come to an end. In our final daily wrap up of the 2010

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Brisbane International Film Festival: Day 9

Sarah Ward November 13, 2010 0

That’s right folks, the 19th annual Brisbane International Film Festival is close to an end. With an exciting array of films on offer on the penultimate day of the event (including the delightful comedy

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Melbourne International Film Festival: I Love You Phillip Morris

Sarah Ward July 31, 2010 0

To many members of the population, the name Philip Morris is synonymous with big tobacco, with the British-formed multi-national company a titan of the industry. Hence when a film entitled I Love You Phillip

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