Film Review: Maps to the Stars (2014)

Film Review: Maps to the Stars (2014)

In Maps to the Stars, director David Cronenberg throws a satirical spotlight on Hollywood, highlighting the fickle superficiality of the entertainment industry through a cast of psychologically unstable, hollow characters. With a screenplay by Bruce Wagner, Cronenberg creates a surreal world that is troubling, perverse and increasingly macabre. However, its disturbing moments involving incest, drugs and violence are dispensed with […]

Film Review: Honeymoon (2014)

Film Review: Honeymoon (2014)

After getting its premier at this year’s South by South-West, Honeymoon is brought to us by first time director Leigh Janiak, who was also co-writer, and judging from his debut feature he’s a director to keep an eye out for in the future. The film opens with newly-wedded couple Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway), travelling to Bea’s family’s […]

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Dragging out the final chapter has now become commonplace with film adaptations of YA novels. But with the latest instalment of The Hunger Games this more protracted approach has enabled the franchise to enter into more mature territory. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 director Francis Lawrence, working from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig, displays […]

Film Review: The Mule (2014)

Film Review: The Mule (2014)

A man refuses to shit for a week. On paper, it’s not the most appealing, let alone tasteful, premise. Yet Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson’s suspenseful drama-comedy The Mule is a surprising treat. It’s even a little clever. Set in December 1983, in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne, The Mule tells the story of an international drug smuggling deal gone wrong. […]

Giveaway: The Editor

Giveaway: The Editor

Courtesy of the Monster Fest, Film Blerg is giving away a double pass to the opening night film THE EDITOR on Friday 21st November at 7pm at Cinema Nova in Melbourne*. *Please note that this competition is only option to Melbourne residents.   Film Synopsis: Two years ago at Monster Fest a storm of controversy erupted when Astron 6’s FATHER’S DAY was banned only days before its […]

Giveaway: Serena

Giveaway: Serena

Courtesy of StudioCanal, Film Blerg is giving away 10 double passes to Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in SERENA in cinemas from November 27.   Film Synopsis: Adapted from the book, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Copper and Rhys Ilfans and directed by Susanne Bier, ’Serena’ begins in the North Carolina Mountains at the end of the 1920’s. George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. […]

Giveaway: A Thousand Times Goodnight

Giveaway: A Thousand Times Goodnight

Courtesy of Regency Films, Film Blerg is giving away 10 double passes to see Juliette Binoche A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT in cinemas from November 27.   Film Synopsis:  Starring Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (of GAME OF THRONES fame), this is a romantic drama about a renowned war photographer (Binoche) who is badly hurt whilst on assignment.  When she returns home, her husband (Coster-Waldau) and daughters can no longer bear […]

Giveaway: Nightcrawler

Giveaway: Nightcrawler

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to see Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER in cinemas from November 27.   Film Synopsis: NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of […]