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The Descendants | Review

The Descendants Movie Review

David Fincher labelled his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as “The feel-bad movie of the year”, but that title is now up for grabs after facing stiff competition from Alexander Payne’s The Descendants. Far from the sparkling humour and absurdity that glistened between the pessimism of Payne’s previous venture Sideways, The Descendants is inherently gloomy. Matt ... Read More »

Shame | Review

Shame Movie Review

Steve McQueen’s latest film, Shame is a compelling, and gripping tour de force that entirely hinges on the mesmerising performances of its cast. The vanguard is led by Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan, a successful and charismatic bachelor, who makes the most of his situation by indulging his carnal desires at every opportune ... Read More »

J. Edgar | Review

J Edgar Movie Review

From the trailer J. Edgar looks like an insightful journey through a tumultuous period in American history, with a narrative that winds its way through a patchwork of significant cultural events. Unfortunately, the film in its entirety, does not deliver. Instead Clint Eastwood’s latest movie is a plodding, confused biopic of ... Read More »

The Artist | Review

The Artist Movie Review

The end of 2011 has been kind to cinephiles. First, we were entertained by the magical and heart-warming tribute to Georges Méliès and cinematic history in Martin Scorsese’s wondrous 3D adventure, Hugo. For many, Scorsese reignited the love of the silent era and consequently, a wistful desire for the magic and storytelling techniques ... Read More »

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Review

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Movie Review

From the moment the incredible pounding bass line of The Immigrant Song pumps through the speakers, accompanied by perhaps the greatest opening title sequence in cinema history, you know that this film is going to be one hell of a ride. For those of you familiar with the original novel from Stieg ... Read More »