Film Review: The Grandmaster (2013)

Film Review: The Grandmaster (2013)

The new film from perhaps the most celebrated auteur from all of Asia, maybe even world cinema in general, should be met with celebration; especially given it is a return to his native homeland after a brief foray into American cinema with My Blueberry Nights. Given its subject matter and that the filmmaker has handled similar material with seeming ease […]

Film Review: 20,000 Days On Earth (2014)

Film Review: 20,000 Days On Earth (2014)

20,000 Days On Earth is effectively a staged documentary that purports to follow Australian born music legend Nick Cave on his titular anniversary. Throughout the day he drives from appointment to appointment, all of which allow him ample opportunity to reminisce about his time as a rock star and writer, and interact with people from his past, while his poetic […]

Film Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Film Review: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Hollywood’s obsession with the undead has become an international epidemic, with New Zealand the latest to have caught the bug. But there’s nothing Twilight or True Blood-esque about What We Do In The Shadows; it’s a dark yet sharp mockumentary, sitting somewhere on the spooky spectrum between The Adams Family and Shaun Of The Dead. What We Do In The […]

Giveaway: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Giveaway: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, in cinemas from September 11.   Film Synopsis:  The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise […]

Film Review – Locke (2014)

Film Review – Locke (2014)

Constructing a building. Dismantling a life. These are the dual organizing principles of Steven Knight’s absorbing film Locke. Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is a construction director. We meet him on the night before he’s to lead one of the biggest concrete pours in Europe’s history, laying the foundations for a 55 floor skyscraper that depends on perfectly calibrated concrete and […]

Film Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Film Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

We’ve seen Woody Allen do it all before. A cynical older man; an enigmatic and beautiful younger woman; and a picture perfect European setting. Indeed, there will be no shortage of audiences – both fans of Allen and otherwise – who will cringe at the controversial director’s age-imbalanced matchmaking in Magic in the Moonlight. It’s easy to be dismissive and […]

Film Review: Predestination (2014)

Film Review: Predestination (2014)

After tackling zombies in their crazy, anything goes debut Undead, and then vampires in their still much under-appreciated masterpiece Daybreakers, the local writing and directing duo of Michael and Peter Spierig take on time travel in their new thriller Predestination. Set in an alternate universe, the film follows a time travel cop (or temporal agent), played by Ethan Hawke, who […]

CLOSED: The Reckoning Giveaway

CLOSED: The Reckoning Giveaway

Courtesy of Filmscope Entertainment, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see the new Australian thriller THE RECKONING, in cinemas on September 5. Please note that this film is only screening at Hoyts Broadway in Sydney and Hoyts Victoria Gardens Melbourne (screening times here).   Film Synopsis:  After his partner is murdered, a detective must track down two teenage runaways whose footage contains the identity of the […]