Frozen

With one of their previous animated features, Tangled, Disney successfully overcame the challenges of animating an abundance of hair realistically. Never ones to rest on their laurels, in Frozen they have boldly taken on another of the animator’s foes; Ice. Right from the opening frames, it is like an animation masterclass. This material that can … Continue reading

Elysium

  Plot In 2154, Earth has become too overpopulated and over polluted resulting in the wealthy relocating to a luxurious satellite community hanging in the sky above Earth. While the citizen below live in poverty, Max (Matt Damon), who has been exposed to a fatal amount of radiation has just five days to get to Elysium … Continue reading

The World’s End

        Plot Perpetual man-child Gary King (Simon Pegg) orchestrates a reunion with his old school friends in an attempt to complete the legendary bar-crawl ‘The Golden Mile’ that they first attempted on their last day of school. Upon returning to their home town of Newton Haven they find that the residents have … Continue reading

The Lonely Wife (Charulata)

    Released in 1964, Satyajit Ray’s, arguably of one of India’s most influential filmmakers, tale of longing and loneliness is widely regarded as one of his finest films. Set in the  confines of late nineteenth century, Ray takes a look back through India’s history to the time the country is seeking its independence from … Continue reading

The Place Beyond The Pines

Plot: Fairground stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling), after discovering he has a young son becomes determined to provide for him. He begins robbing banks as a means of providing for his newly discovered family leading him into the path of up and coming officer (Bradley Cooper).   Review: With Ryan Gosling’s recent announcement that he … Continue reading

Stoker

Comparisons have already been made between Korean director Park Chan Wook’s (Oldboy) work and the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, none more apparent that with his first English language Feature Stoker. With clear parallels between Hitch’s 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt (both featuring an eerily charismatic Uncle Charlie who is not all he seems), … Continue reading

Quartet

  Plot The arrival of the renowned singer Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) at a retirement home for ageing opera singers disrupts the life of her ex-husband (Tom Cortenay) who is also a resident. Along with their friends, they attempt convince her to reprise one of their past performances for a fund-raising concert in celebration of … Continue reading

Silver Linings Playbook

Plot After a stint in a mental institution Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) is determined to get his life together reunite with his wife with the mild problem of a restraining order. He meets the equally damaged Tiffany ( Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow and the two form a connection through their mutual … Continue reading

Looper

Plot Thirty years before time travel is invented (2044), agents known as Loopers are hired by crime lords to dispose of bodies sent from the future, thus eliminating all evidence. One day Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) comes face-to-face against his future self (Bruce Willis) and in his hesitation allows him to escape, forcing him to give … Continue reading

Your Sister’s Sister

In such times of 3D, advanced special effects and astronomical budgets, Lynn Shelton firmly establishes that bigger is not always better and reminds us that sometimes all you really is a talented cast and a camera.  Mark Duplass (who also features in Shelton’s previous film Humpday) stars as Jack, a lost soul struggling to cope … Continue reading