JERSEY BOYS [2014]

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Written by Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay) Starring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Erich Bergen and Christopher Walken Boy did I fumble the pass on this one.… Continue reading

THE IMMIGRANT [2013]

 Directed by James Gray, Written by James Gray, Richard Menello Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner I am somewhat surprised that this is screening as often as it is now. Four times… Continue reading

WHIPLASH [2014]

Directed By Damien Chazelle, Written by Damien Chazelle (screenplay) Starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller Never have I been a part of an audience that universally applauded a film immediately after the images… Continue reading

THE SKELETON TWINS [2014]

  Directed by Craig Johnson, Written by Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson When the opening scene of a movie shows a woman, Maggie, staring at a handful of medication, obviously wanting out of her… Continue reading

TUSK [2014]

Directed by Kevin Smith, Written by Kevin Smith Kevin Smith. While certainly one quirky character in the world of film, it seems that he enjoyed making the intimidating film Red State, so much… Continue reading

SON OF A GUN [2014]

Directed by Julius Avery, Written by Julius Avery. Additional contributions: John Collee (additional material) Starring: Ewan McGregor and Brendan Thwaites “A game of chess… Is like a sword-fight. You must think first… Before… Continue reading

THE ZERO THEOREM [2013] –REVISTED–

Directed by Terry Gilliam, Written by Pat Rushin (screenplay) Do we have here a return to form for a director who arguably hasn’t made a movie worth watching for 15 years? Or does… Continue reading

GET ON UP [2014]

  Directed by Tate Taylor, Written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Steven Baigelman Get your funk on guys!! I didn’t know anything about James Brown apart from the fact that the ragga/jungle… Continue reading

MAPS TO THE STARS [2014]

Directed By David Cronenberg. Written by Bruce Wagner (screenplay). A very pleasant surprise to see this earlier than I was expecting. After Cosmopolis, which I enjoyed despite its many flaws, this multifaceted movie… Continue reading

THE INFINITE MAN [2014]

Directed by Hugh Sullivan, Written by Hugh Sullivan Now this here is one a trip of a movie. Made locally in my home state of South Australia, it does a fantastic job of… Continue reading