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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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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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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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Special Treatment

Special Treatment

Sarah Ward July 16, 2011 0

Exploring the many parallels between prostitution and psychoanalysis, Jeanne Labrune’s Special Treatment may be amusing and moving, smart and sophisticated, and even humorous and heartfelt, however it feels somewhat insubstantial beyond its brief running time.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Sarah Ward July 5, 2011 0

Whilst meandering and melodramatic, and also over-reliant upon the eclectic collection of ensemble characters often seen in such efforts, French feature Little White Lies offers a moderately interesting exploration of the half truths that fuel friendships.

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Blame

Blame

Sarah Ward July 4, 2011 0

All arguing and little action, Blame may represent the latest hopes of the Western Australian film industry, however the end result is an average revenge thriller that meanders in motivation, mistaking talk for tension.

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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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