Film Review: Still Life (2014)

Film Review: Still Life (2014)

‘If there’s no one there, no one cares.’ It’s the kind of flippant remark from the new council manager that case worker John May (Eddie Marsan) can’t stomach. This is because he is there, and he does care. Uberto Pasolini’s latest film, Still Life, takes a gentle trajectory in delving into the life of this insular man. For years, John has […]

GIVEAWAY: The Keeper of Lost Causes

GIVEAWAY: The Keeper of Lost Causes

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see the new Danish crime film THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, in cinemas from July 31.   Film Synopsis:  This is the first thrilling adaptation of the bestselling Department Q crime novels by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Carl Mørck (The Killing) is a disgraced detective who is reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job […]

Film Review: Sex Tape (2014)

Film Review: Sex Tape (2014)

Some time in the future, audiences will look back on Jake Kasdan‘s Sex Tape and remark that it was “soooo 2014”; jokes about iPads and clouds and USB sticks will no doubt leave a use-by-date on this feature. But perhaps this is the document necessary to mark 2014 on the chronological map. Indeed, could Sex Tape be the You’ve Got Mail […]

Film Review: Words and Pictures (2013)

Film Review: Words and Pictures (2013)

Words and Pictures, the latest film from acclaimed Australian director Fred Schepsi, has an intriguing and original premise at the core of its story. An English teacher and an art teacher at an American private secondary school wage a war against each other through their students over which is more powerful: the image or text. Unfortunately, despite the interesting idea, […]

Film Review: Charlie’s Country (2013)

Film Review: Charlie’s Country (2013)

After winning in the Best Actor category at the Cannes Film Festival where it played in the Un Certain Regard section, it will come as no surprise that Charlie’s Country is very much David Gulpilil’s film. He shares a co-writing credit with director Rolf de Heer, and the semi-autobiographical story ─ of an ageing Aboriginal struggling with the laws of […]

Film Review: The French Minister (2013)

Film Review: The French Minister (2013)

The new film from main-stay of the French cinema, Bertrand Tavernier (In The Electric Mist, Round Midnight), The French Minister is a political satire following a young man, Arthur (Raphaël Personnaz) who has just been hired as the “head of language” (effectively making him the speech writer) for the French foreign minister Alexandre Taillard de Vorms (Thierry Lhermitte), who is […]

CLOSED: Hercules (3D) Giveaway

CLOSED: Hercules (3D) Giveaway

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see Dwayne Johnson in HERCULES, in cinemas from July 24.   Film Synopsis:  Both man and myth, HERCULES (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, HERCULES has the strength of a […]

CLOSED: Devil’s Knot Giveaway

CLOSED: Devil’s Knot Giveaway

Courtesy of Icon Films, Film Blerg is giving away 3 double passes to see Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in DEVIL’S KNOT, in cinemas from July 24. One lucky winner will also receive a 3 DVD prize pack including Icon true story titles including La Vie en Rose, The World’s Fastest Indian and The Baader Meinhof Complex.   Film Synopsis:  In 1993 West Memphis, Arkansas was rocked by the […]