Woody Allen plays it safe again, Sam.
Nostalgia and regret are recurrent themes in Allen’s work and as with all of them, there’s much in Café Society that recalls elements of his better films. In particular, it most closely resembles moments from Midnight in Paris, Bullets Over...
A haunting family drama up there with the best of them.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The criticism most commonly lobbed at Australian films is that their scripts seem undeveloped. Nobody’s going to say that about writer-director Simon Stone’s stunning and emotionally powerful feature debut,...
Nostalgic circus drama let down by unconvincing three-ringed romance.
Nothing disappoints more than the film that seems to get everything right yet ends up feeling just a little bit wrong. Francis Lawrence’s Water For Elephants, adapted from Sara Gruen’s bestseller, is the latest frustrating near-miss: so lavishly...