Still Alice

For more than 20 years, Julianne Moore has proven herself to be one of Hollywood’s finest actresses. It is no surprise that the versatile and supremely talented Moore has been snapped up by directors the calibre of Robert Altman (Short Cuts, Cookie’s Fortune), Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights), Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven), Alfonso Cuaron […]

Iconic Costumes on Display in Brisbane

The Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane offers a rare opportunity to see some of the most iconic costumes that featured in Hollywood productions from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. The exhibition features costumes worn by some of the most famous and celebrated performers of the era, including […]

American Sniper

by Branden Wittchen Somewhat appropriately, considering the reasons for the conflict, this is one of the dumbest movies about the Iraq War. American Sniper (directed by Clint Eastwood) is a movie that asks the audience to care more about the suffering of an American soldier that has to kill a child, than the death of […]

Wild

So good in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, Reese Witherspoon has thus far failed to deliver another performance of such quality. Her smallish role in the excellent Mud notwithstanding, Witherspoon has hardly been seen on screen of late, certainly not in anything of substance. In what is perhaps her most provocative performance in […]

Unbroken

by – Branden Wittchen Unbroken, the biopic directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the story of Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O’Connell), an Olympic athlete turned WWII bombardier who survived at sea and internment in Japanese POW camps. The film opens with a visceral aerial dog fight scene that is the most exciting scene of the […]

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Making ‘Best Movie of the Year’ declarations in January is fraught with all kinds of potential embarrassment and credibility questions, but I am certain that only something pretty darn remarkable could possibly upstage Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) for the right to be declared as such for 2015. This is about as good […]

The Imitation Game

Whilst films set during WW2 generally focus on the horrors inflicted by the Nazi regime across Europe or the stories of triumph and heroism that emerged amidst such subjugation, it is always interesting to take a look at the other side of the conflict and acknowledge that the actions of the allies certainly wasn’t always […]