Film Review: Serena (2014)

Film Review: Serena (2014)

The combination of Hollywood darlings Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper seems like a sure-fire recipe for success. They lit up the big screen in previous collaborations Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, earning themselves multiple Oscar nominations and for Lawrence, even a win. However, warning bells start ringing when one discovers that Serena was filmed back in 2012, has struggled […]

Film Review: Men, Women & Children (2014)

Film Review: Men, Women & Children (2014)

You are reading this on the internet, probably with another tab opened on social media. There’s also probably a phone in your pocket, which has the ability to connect you with any human being currently on this earth and has access to a database in which every facet of human knowledge can be read about. Much like the printing press […]

Film Review: The One I Love (2014)

Film Review: The One I Love (2014)

Having followed Elizabeth Moss riding the countless bumps of 1960s gender inequality over seven seasons of Mad Men, seeing her in contemporary garb is a little strange. That she is a joy to watch, however, comes as little surprise. and her entry into the romantic comedy field, The One I Love, is certainly testament to her good taste in scripts and her range as an […]

Film Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

Film Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

We’re so used to seeing Jake Gyllenhaal play the good guy. The hardworking detective in Prisoners, the loveable stud in Love & Other Drugs, and of course Jack in Brokeback Mountain. It’s a change then to see Gyllenhaal play his creepiest character yet, in a film where he reportedly only blinks four times. In Nightcrawler, Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is desperate […]

Giveaway: Particle Fever

Giveaway: Particle Fever

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see the new sci-fi documentary PARTICLE FEVER in cinemas from November 27.   Film Synopsis: PARTICLE FEVER is a gripping insider account of the world’s biggest and most expensive scientific experiment, the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Aside from it being a fascinating scientific discovery, the film taps into what it is […]

Giveaway: The Captive

Giveaway: The Captive

Courtesy of Icon Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to Ryan Reynolds in the new thriller THE CAPTIVE in cinemas from December 4.   Film Synopsis: Doting father and husband, Matthew (Reynolds), leaves his sleeping daughter alone in his truck  while he ducks into a roadside diner. When he returns, she is gone and instantly his world is destroyed. Struggling under the weight […]

Giveaway: Starred Up

Giveaway: Starred Up

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 3 DVDs of STARRED UP starring Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend (RRP $29.95).   Film Synopsis:  Boasting a stellar cast at the peak of their dramatic powers and written by former prison therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is raw, visceral and violent: a brutally realistic and spellbinding addition to the prison movie genre. Eric (Jack […]

Giveaway: The Congress

Giveaway: The Congress

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 10 double passes to see Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel and Jon Hamm in the sci-fi drama THE CONGRESS at a special advanced screening on Wednesday 3 December, 6.30pm at Cinema Nova*. The film is in cinemas from December 4. *This competition is open only to those able to make the Melbourne screening.   Film Synopsis: More than two decades after […]