Film Review: The Invisible Woman (2013)

Film Review: The Invisible Woman (2013)

It certainly was the best of times for Charles Dickens but it was undoubtedly the worst of times for others. In his second film as director, Ralph Fiennes has conjured up a film of depth, elegance and meticulous design. Set in the 1850’s, The Invisible Woman follows the story of Ellen Ternan (Felicity Jones), a young actress who begins a […]

Film Review: The Other Woman (2014)

Film Review: The Other Woman (2014)

After discovering that her current boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, Carly (Cameron Diaz) begins an unlikely relationship with Mark’s wife, Kate (Leslie Mann). But after they discover he is having another affair with Amber (Kate Upton), the three women team up and plot a plan to get revenge on their fickle lover. It is hard to believe a film […]

Film Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

Film Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

Vampire films have abounded in the last couple of years, but even so, Jim Jarmusch has managed to craft his own unique addition to the genre with Only Lovers Left Alive, which he wrote and directed. Imbued with a dark, seductive atmosphere, it deviates from other such films through its mood of weary contemplation and distant nonchalance. Easy on plot […]

Giveaway: Only Lovers Left Alive

Giveaway: Only Lovers Left Alive

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, in cinemas from April 17.     Film Synopsis: Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but […]

TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S01E01

TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S01E01

The first episode of this new Aussie drama shows promise to be the next big thing on TV.  For those of you playing along at home, the title The Gods of Wheat Street is titled as such because every character has the name of a god from somewhere in history.  Very clever, my ABC loving friends. Odin (Kelton Pell) is […]

Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

When SNL recently made a fake trailer for a fake new Wes Anderson film called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders and quoted The New York Times as saying “you had me at Wes Anderson”, they really touched on a nerve at the heart of every Anderson fan in the world. Let’s face it, if you love the guy, you’ll […]

Film Review: Divergent (2014)

Film Review: Divergent (2014)

Divergent, directed by Neil Burger and with a screenplay written by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, continues the recent influx of big budget film franchises based on young adult novels. Its similarities to The Hunger Games will inevitably inspire comparisons. Dystopian future setting? Check. Young, strong-willed heroine? Check. Serious government issues? Check. Sequels already lined up? Check. And like The […]

CLOSED: The Finishers Giveaway

CLOSED: The Finishers Giveaway

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 10 double passes to see THE FINISHERS, in cinemas from April 17.     Film Synopsis: Julien is 17, has a great sense of humour, bags of charm, and is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In […]