REVIEW: Her Sketchbook (2017)

Mami (Mugi Kadowaki) is a 'hikikomori', a withdrawn shut-in who struggles to relate to the outside world and spends most of her time holed up in her bedroom reading manga and refusing to engage with other people. Her supportive but frustrated father finds her a day job testing videogames. Once she is there, a production ...

REVIEW: Hounds of Love (2016)

Perth, 1987. Teenager Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) sneaks out of her mother's house to go to a party. On the way she is kidnapped by John White (Stephen Curry) and his wife Evelyn (Emma Booth). Trapped inside their home, she finds herself at imminent risk of rape and murder. Her only chance of survival - ...

REVIEW: Dunkirk (2017)

Forced into retreat by the Germany army, 400,000 British soldiers find themselves trapped on the beaches of Normandy. While a small group of infantrymen struggle to get on-board an evacuation ship, a squadron of Spitfires head out to defend the troops from German air attack, and a father and son set out from England in ...

REVIEW: In a World… (2013)

Carol Solomon (Lake Bell) is a Los Angeles-based vocal coach with aspirations to become a professional voice-over artist. When she unexpectedly books a gig for a children's movie trailer, she finds herself running directly against the man with whom she has just shared a one-night stand (Ken Marino) and her own hyper-competitive father (Fred Melamed). ...

REVIEW: Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

A listless film director (Takeshi Kitano) struggles to find a subject matter and genre for his next movie, leading to a series of comedic sketches as he tries them out one-by-one. I lied about the sketches being comedic. Truth be told, Takeshi Kitano's 2007 film Glory to the Filmmaker! is not remotely funny. It is an uncharacteristically ...

REVIEW: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

In the London borough of Enfield, single mother Peggy Hodgson (Frances O'Connor) and her family are tormented by strange and supernatural activity in their house. When it appears that her daughter Janet (Madison Wolfe) has become possessed, the Catholic Church invites American paranormal investigators Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) to investigate. The Conjuring ...

REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

In the aftermath of Starkiller Base's destruction, the Resistance finds itself on the run from the First Order fleet with no apparent means of escape. While hot-shot pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) challenges the decisions made by General Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Vice-Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern), Finn (John Boyega) sets off on a last-ditch rescue ...

REVIEW: The Disaster Artist (2017)

Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) is an under-confident but aspiring actor, struggling through drama classes in San Francisco. It is through the classes that he meets Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), a weirdly accented, long-haired eccentric who has more than enough confidence for both men. They move in together into Wiseau's Los Angeles apartment to seek their ...

REVIEW: Dream Home (2010)

Cheng Li-sheung (Josie Ho) is a Hong Kong professional desperate to purchase her dream apartment. When the owners abruptly increase the price, she violently takes matters into her own hands. Pang Ho-cheung is a well-regarded writer/director for his acclaimed Love trilogy of comedies, which kicked off with Love in a Puff back in 2010. The same year he also ...

REVIEW: My Uncle (2016)

A boy named Yukio (Riku Onishi) is tasked with writing an essay about a family member. While his classmates choose to write about their accomplished career parents, Yukio selects his uncle (Ryuhei Matsuda): a worthless layabout who works 90 minutes a week as a philosophy lecture while camping out indefinitely in his brother's (Yukio's father) ...

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