Brit drama turns anger into poetry.
Joseph (Peter Mullan), one half of the damaged, tenuous pairing that comes to the fore in Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, has two friends: Terry (Paul Conway) is wasting away in the house of his daughter, who lets Joseph in to visit but won’t...
A delightfully-retro adventure film.
In the same week that Sylvester Stallone bludgeons cinema goers with his sledgehammer homage to 1980’s American action, The Expendables, Danish filmmaker Tomas Villum Jensen and local arthouse distributor Filmways sneak their dippy, delightfully...
Mockumentary scores real laughs.
Melbourne International Film Festival: While his focus remains defiantly provincial, it may be time to start considering British filmmaker Shane Meadows on the same terms as his better known countrymen Danny Boyle and Michael Winterbottom. Like...
Coming-of-age adaptation works a treat for debut director.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: An idiosyncratic tone, one that is both funny and affecting, is far easier to sparingly strike than it is too maintain for the length of a feature. To his not inconsiderable credit, British filmmaker Richard...
Possibly the best in the Bourne series.
Matt Damon reprises his character Jason Bourne for a third time in what is possibly the best in the series. the pace of the film is relentless