News: REVIEWS

SOURCE CODE – review by C J Johnson

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - REVIEWS

☆☆☆☆1/2 SOURCE CODE, the new technological thriller from Duncan Jones (who debuted rather spectacularly with MOON) is a thrilling, enormously fun ride from start to finish. From the opening credit sequence, full of almost over-the-top dramatically jazzy music, helicopter shots...
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SNOWTOWN – review by C J Johnson

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - REVIEWS

☆☆☆☆1/2 SNOWTOWN, the debut feature from Justin Kurzel, is, in my opinion, an instant classic – and immediately stakes a claim for one of the ten best Australian films of all time. It is also one of the most unsettling...
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NEVER LET ME GO – review by C J Johnson

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - REVIEWS

☆☆☆ It’s a shame when one over-riding directorial choice undermines an otherwise fantastic movie, but that’s precisely what’s happening in Mark Romanek’s adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s magnificent novel Never Let Me Go (screenplay by the excellent Alex Garland). Exquisitely acted by...
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IN A BETTER WORLD – review by C J Johnson

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - REVIEWS

☆☆☆☆☆ You rarely get to call a movie perfect, but sometimes one just is. Susanne Bier (After The Wedding, Brothers, Open Hearts) is one of the more thoughtful filmmakers in the world, and here, working from an original script by Anders...
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HOWL – review by C J Johnson

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - REVIEWS

☆☆☆☆ This very modest picture from Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman is a terrific experiment in docu-drama. Allen Ginsburg’s seminal poem “Howl” is the subject; the telling is unique. Basically, Epstein and Friedman interweave three forms to create a tight...
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