Articles by: Tim Hoar
Tim is a Canberra based wannabe film critic forced to moonlight as a public servant four days a week to feed his beloved bunny Arbie. He is currently polishing off the last subject on a Bachelor of Arts at Australian National University majoring in English and Film. He is the creator of Not Now I’m Drinking a Beer and Watching a Movie, as well as regular co-host of The Film Brief podcast.

Wednesdays with Woody: Sleeper (1973) 1
by / on April 4, 2012 at 9:29 am / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: Sleeper (1973)

In Sleeper, Woody Allen plays Miles Monroe, a Brooklyn health food shop owner who goes into hospital for a routine operation in 1973, and wakes from a cryogenic freeze 200 years later.

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Film Review: The Hunger Games (2012) 0
by / on March 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm / in Film

Film Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games, the much hyped adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular novel, has a wonderful central premise. In the future, two representatives from each of the 12 districts are chosen to take part in the titular games, which involve a televised battle to the death, til only one remains triumphant.

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Wednesdays with Woody: Take the Money and Run (1968) 2
by / on March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm / in Classics, Film, Wednesdays with Woody

Wednesdays with Woody: Take the Money and Run (1968)

Woody Allen’s second film Take the Money and Run is the first true ‘Woody Allen’ film, after the curio that was What’s Up, Tiger Lily? In addition to being on directing and writing duties, Allen plays the “destitute and in love” Virgil Starkwell

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Film Review: One for the Money (2012) 1
by / on February 16, 2012 at 6:45 am / in Film

Film Review: One for the Money (2012)

Katherine Heigl is not a very Italian sounding name. Yet in One for the Money she inexplicably attempts to convince you she’s Italian American Stephanie Plum using nothing but an horrific spray tan and a possibly even more horrific attempt at an accent.

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Film Review: Man on a Ledge (2012) 23
by / on February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm / in Film

Film Review: Man on a Ledge (2012)

Going to see Man on a Ledge was a novel experience for me because I had managed to hear very little about the film beforehand, so went in with few expectations.

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Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) 1
by / on February 6, 2012 at 6:45 am / in Film

Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

The intriguing title of Martha Marcy May Marlene refers to the various names attributed to a single character, a young woman played by Elizabeth Olsen.

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