In Review: Flight

by Joe Walsh 31 January 2013

The tense, white-knuckle ride that is the opening twenty minutes of Robert Zemeckis’s Flight sees airline pilot ‘Whip’ Whittaker (Denzel Washington) swagger into the cockpit of a plane after a night of debauchery only to be faced with a potential aviation disaster once in the air. After take-off the plane goes into free fall due […]

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In Review: Nowhere To Go on DVD

by Neil Mitchell 30 January 2013

Though the name Ealing Studios will always be synonymous with the Ealing Comedies, it’s pertinent to remember that those enduring satires on Britishness, stretching from Hue & Cry in 1947 to Barnacle Bill in 1956, amounted to only a fraction of the studios’ total output. War films (such as Alberto Cavalcanti’s Went the Day Well? […]

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In Review: Movie 43

by Ben Harris 30 January 2013

Movie 43 is brimming with top class actors such as Oscar-winning beauties Kate Winslet and Halle Berry and Aussie favourite Hugh Jackman. But why is Hollywood’s hottest talent associating themselves with such trash? Simple answer: it’s an opportunity to let their guard down, make a fool of themselves and show the world their prosthetic testicles […]

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In Review: Antiviral

by Sam Inglis 29 January 2013

Brandon Cronenberg proves with his first feature, Antiviral, to be very much his father’s son. The film feels like something David Cronenberg would have made in his early days as the Baron of Blood. On the surface, Antiviral is a story about Syd March (Caleb Landry-Jones), who – legally – sells viruses taken from celebrities […]

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Win Great Hitchcock Goodies!

by Martyn Conterio 28 January 2013

To celebrate the February 8 release of Hitchcock, we’ve got three merchandise packs to give away! Each pack includes a t-shirt, pen, CD soundtrack, cup and saucer, and a copy of Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho on which the film is based.

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In Review: Lincoln

by Andrew Latimer 28 January 2013

The prestige of the Oval Office to inspire biopics is one ever unlikely to fade. For political epics, it’s often hard to talk about the greatness of the US bipartisan system, once responsible for the formation of western liberties and freedoms, without travelling back deep into history. Here, Steven Spielberg, veteran of the blockbuster, partially […]

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In Review: The Last Stand

by Mark Searby 25 January 2013

Notorious drug lord, Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), has broken out of FBI custody and heading for the Mexican border. Standing between Cortez and freedom is Sommerton Junction’s Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Owens, a sheriff in the twilight years of a career in law enforcement, enlists his deputies and a couple of local drunks to help […]

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Around The Corner Cinema Presents Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans

by Martyn Conterio 24 January 2013

Around The Corner Cinema will present a screening of F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), on Wednesday 13th February. Invited by movie mogul William Fox to Hollywood – and given free creative rein – Murnau’s short career overseas (he made three pictures at Fox) would turn from dream to nightmare. Yet the […]

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In Review: Zero Dark Thirty

by Andrew Latimer 23 January 2013

Kathryn Bigelow has proved herself to be a surprising chronicler of 21st century American military politics. The director emerged from the slightly cheesier covert dramas of Point Break (1991) and Strange Days (1995) with The Hurt Locker (2008), a ferocious and unflinching portrayal of modern warfare at its most guarded. Out to build on its […]

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Films that time forgot: The Exorcist III (1990)

by Martyn Conterio 22 January 2013

The Exorcist III was released worldwide across the summer and autumn of 1990 and into the winter of 1991. Directed by William Peter Blatty, the film did solid business at the global box office – $39 million dollars from an $11 million budget. Based on the novel Legion (1983), also by Blatty, The Exorcist III […]

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In Review: American Mary

by Katherine McLaughlin 21 January 2013

Jen and Sylvia Soska’s American Mary summons the spirit of Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers with classical music, cold instruments and red scrubs along with a dark Lynchian aesthetic. There are Asian and European horror influences too, yet astonishingly the film feels personal and unique. Intelligent ideas, fascinating body modification procedures and a controlled performance from Katharine […]

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