Reviews

Best Picture Nominees

Saturday, March 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Neill Blomkamps District 9 is edgy and brilliant The readers of my website who have been following for a long time will know that I have written the occasional film review. [more...]

The Yes Men Fix The World

Monday, August 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

In 2003 me and a few friends sat down at Nova cinemas in Lygon St. (Melbourne, Australia) to watch the first “Yes Men” movie. The yes men are a group of activists [more...]

Burma VJ

Sunday, July 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Do Aye!!” Translated variously as “our cause”, “it is our task”, or “our struggle” is a familiar cry for anyone who has been [more...]

Earth

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

While browsing the apple movie trailers website, I happened on a fascinating preview for a feature length documentary on, you’ve guessed it, planet Earth. When I saw [more...]

Star Trek

Monday, June 8, 2009 // 2 Comments

The new Star Trek film is not a standard Star Trek film. While possessing of a wealth of references to older Star Trek canon, it is not a film which requires any amount of [more...]

Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 // 2 Comments

A story told with a captivating wit that draws the reader into her world, Unpolished Gem is a polished work of the storyteller’s art. A simple story about growing up [more...]

Hero

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

A pseudo-historical story which I have heard countless times before, retold with an all-star cast and with the help of Christopher Doyle’s cinematography, Hero is a treat [more...]

The Dark Crystal

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

In 1982, when The Dark Crystal was released, it set a new benchmark for special effects, in particular its use of models and puppets. While today, in a world of [more...]

Positive by Werner Reiterer

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 // 10 Comments

“For countless generations, the Kaffir tribesmen of South Africa used a ceremonial drink called ‘dop’ when engaged in war or athletic contests. Brewed from alcohol [more...]

Chariots of Fire

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 // 0 Comments

“All these men were honoured in their generation and were a glory in their day” In 1924 the Olympics were a very different kettle of fish compared to what they [more...]

Princess Mononoke

Thursday, August 19, 2004 // 0 Comments

When one sits down to watch an animated feature film, one comes with certain expectations, certain assumptions and, inevitably, certain misconceptions about the genre. If [more...]
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