A rare, humanist Western, where finality is the true villain.
The haunting neo-Western Hell or High Water unfolds in present-day West Texas, where bank-robbing brothers (played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster) target small branches of the Texas Midlands Bank in tiny towns separated by miles of desert and...
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Listening to an NPR interview recently with Piper Kerman, whose memoir of her year spent in a US federal prison was turned into the superb Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she noted that what sustained you inside –...
Romance is shackled to cliches in indie pop romp.
Even though David McKenzie’s You Instead is steeped in cool posturing, hipster fashion, trendy music and self-absorbed dialogue, the film is ultimately an all-too sappy, old-fashioned romantic drama. The final frames finally rouse a little 'movie...
A moody little drama that satisfies.
If you forgive Ewan McGregor for his performance in Star Wars Episode II (2002) – and let's face it, we have to forgive pretty much every actor in that film and those films, plural – you'd have to acknowledge that, with his work to date, he’s is...

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