Movie Reviews

Anyone who’s endured the fist-waving ferocity of Perth traffic in the past few years, in which mums make like Vin Diesel just to drive their kids to school, knows the true meaning of the title of this long-running series. Fast & Furious, indeed.

Many people missed the satire of Forrest Gump, which was dismissed - wrongly in my opinion - as sentimental rubbish. Forrest's naivety is charming but we're left wondering about a country in which a simpleton thrives.

While A Most Violent Year has a deeply sombre mood, it is an optimistic movie that celebrates America as a land of opportunity.

While Parker and Madden should be praised for celebrating mature love here, the characters are so horny that it turns them into teenagers.

This is the Troubles treated as an episode of Homeland and it is thrilling and thought-provoking.

The directors have reverted to the same appallingly plotted, nausea-inducing empty spectacle that is being cranked out by the rest of CGI-fixated Hollywood.

Rather than attempting a full-blown King biopic, the director zeros in on a single crucial episode, the battle for black voting rights.

Even if you don’t know the name Sebastiao Salgado you are surely familiar with his indelible images.

Even though James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic is one of a group of Oscar- nominated movies based on true stories it has largely escaped the fierce fact checking that has become an integral part of award hostilities.

Julianne Moore gives an unforgettable performance of grace and gravitas in an Alzheimer's drama that is affecting mostly for its intense first-person approach to the subject. Almost 350,000 people in Australia live with the degenerative neurological disease.

I'm loath to call Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of Iraq War hero Chris Kyle a great action movie because of the seriousness of the subject matter.

In a role that has been called "the comeback of the century" (with justification), Michael Keaton plays not one but two characters, a washed-up former star of a blockbuster franchise who's trying to revive his career by putting on a play and his big-screen alter ego, a foul-mouthed, feathered superhero named Birdman.

Musicals don't come any more polished and provocative than Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, a magnificent mash-up of several of our most cherished fairytales refracted through a Freudian looking glass (specifically Bruno Bettelheim's ground- breaking study The Uses of Enchantment).

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