The latest Dr Seuss adaptation to hit our screens is The Lorax, directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Kyle Balda (animator on A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.), and with a screenplay by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who!).
Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror is a decadent feast for film lovers and young children. The mixture of bright colours; wacky situations, lovable characters and stunning costumes, designed by Eiko Ishioka, all combine for a unique, and definitely surprising, cinema experience. Leave your preconceived judgements at the door and let yourself be pleasantly amazed.
Three films we can highly recommend this year are Valérie Donzelli’s Declaration of War, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Goodbye, First Love and Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s Nobody Else But You.
While Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner have given us “Champagne comedy” in the past like The Late Show, Frontline and The Castle — and to a lesser extent, Thank God You’re Here, their latest “comedy” is lighter on the laughs than many will be expecting.
To say Steve McQueen’s latest film Shame is confronting is an understatement, and not just because of the intense and frequent sexual content. McQueen has again teamed with Michael Fassbender three years after their critically acclaimed Hunger, to tell a story of addiction and struggle. Fassbender plays Brandon Sullivan; a slick New York City [...]
Based on a true story, this sappy romance follows married couple Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum). After a car accident Page loses the memory of the last five years of her life, including Leo. In her mind she’s still in law school and engaged to Jeremy (Scott Speedman); in reality she dropped out of law school, broke up with Jeremy and became an artist.
Now compare to The Muppets where, save for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Mickey Rooney appearance, this generation’s celebrities include Rashida Jones, Selena Gomez and Rico Rodriguez … the kid who plays Manny on Modern Family.
By now the promise of a 3-D film is as appealing as a Nicolas Cage movie marathon; it hurts to even think about it. Sure there have been some fine examples of the craft but on the whole it’s been used as a gimmick, and rather unsuccessfully too. Enter Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, an adaptation of [...]
The juxtaposition of the maid’s joie de vivre with the Joubert’s stiff bourgeois lifestyle makes for some extremely entertaining situations, and while it’s not a traditional choice for Christmas time, it makes an excellent light-hearted film for this time of year.
It’s a story which plays on your mind long after you’ve left the cinema, as you turn the events over in your mind and put the pieces together.
The real stars of this film are Pitt and Hill, whose characters bounce off each other in a delightful good cop bad cop way. Hill demonstrates he can do drama whilst also bringing his own humour to the role, while Pitt delivers the high energy needed to bring an Aaron Sorkin co-written script to life.
As Sarah Jessica Parker sits in front of an eager press gallery she nervously reaches down to stroke her ankles. Recently in Melbourne on behalf of Crown for the Spring Racing Carnival, it was also a timely visit for her latest film; I Don’t Know How She Does It.