Movies – 241

September 1, 2014
Boyhood At 165 minutes, Richard Linklater’s tender and profound new feature may make some nervous. It shouldn’t, the run time flashes by in a heartbeat – a bit like real life. Which is what it […]

Movies – 240

August 15, 2014
Predestination When Sarah Snook graced Ciao’s cover a couple of years ago, we knew she would one day be a star… Now everyone agrees, even Variety called her performance in the Spierig Brothers time-travel saga […]

Movies – 239

August 1, 2014
Palo Alto Gia Coppola came to moviemaking with impeccable cred; she’s the grandchild of Francis Ford and niece of Sofia. That’s quite a lot to live up to, and something she masterfully pulls off with […]

Movies – 238

July 18, 2014
Devil’s Knot Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan’s (The Sweet Hereafter) latest compelling excursion into the dark side of the human condition is based on a true story. In 1991, three young boys were found murdered and […]

Movies – 237

July 4, 2014
Still Life The Full Monty‘s producer Uberto Pasolini makes a welcome return to our screens with this drama about a quiet and selfless man. John May (Eddie Marsan) has a depressing job, organising burials and […]

Movies – 236

June 20, 2014
Calvary The gallows humour and rapid-fire blarney is still there, but John Michael McDonagh‘s follow-up to The Guard is both a far darker and way more satisfying piece of work. It’s about Father James (Brendan […]

Movies – 235

June 10, 2014
Good Vibrations Terri Hooley was known as the “Godfather of Irish Punk” and his story is remarkably similar to that of Manchester’s Tony Wilson (24 Hour Party People). Both men were energetic, entrepreneurial and passionate […]

Movies – 234

May 23, 2014
Under The Skin Jonathan Glazer’s hypnotic sci-fi nightmare offers so few clues as to what is going on that it helps to do a bit of research. In Michel Faber’s novel, we’re told that the […]

Movies – 233

May 12, 2014
The Broken Circle Breakdown Felix van Groeningen’s raw Belgian melodrama, which was in the official competition at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, took its time finding a local release. I figured a year would be […]

Movies – 232

April 26, 2014
Young & Beautiful François Ozon’s films are always worth watching, and he’s given us youthful rebels (In the House) and sexually mischievous teens (Swimming Pool) before. But none quite like Isabelle. Played by former model […]
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