Film Reviews

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson cooks up an extravagant Hungarian goulash

Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers)

The shadow of Bob Dylan hangs over a folkie rags-to-riches tale.

The Book Thief

More unleavened pain might have lead to more filmic gain.

The Book Thief

More unleavened pain might have led to more filmic gain.

The Railway Man (Firth)

Colin Firth dazzles yet again in prisoner of war drama.

Austenland (Jerusha Hess)

Jane Austen theme park comedy falls somewhat flat.

Kill Your Darlings (Radcliffe)

The beat poets’ shenanigans would have shocked Hogwarts.

After May (Métayer, Créton)

A celebration of 1970s France, when left was seen as right.

Sister (Ursula Meier)

Klein shines in this quirky off-piste sibling drama.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Steven Coogan takes his master of cringe to the big screen.

Mystery Road (Ivan Sen)

An Australian Western that overstays its welcome.

About Time (McAdams, Curtis)

Daffy dysfunction rules the day with nary a sign of Hugh Grant.

The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer)

Psycho-documentary gets inside the minds of genocidal killers.

Thanks For Sharing (Paltrow, Ruffalo)

Group therapy minus the clichés has never seemed such fun.

Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)

Young Canadian takes a leaf out of Mike Leigh’s notebook.

I'm So Excited (Almadóvar)

Almadóvar's world of mild-high clubs and campy trolley-dollies.

Blue Jasmine (Blanchett, Baldwin)

Cate hitches a wild ride on Woody Allen's "streetcar".

The Rocket (Kim Mordaunt)

Laos is the setting for a heart-warming coming-of-age tale.

Jobs (Kutcher)

The Apple biopic that fails to think outside of the box.

What Maisie Knew (Moore, Skarsgård)

A poignant modern take on the Henry James classic.
 
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