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Film Review: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)


This is truly virtuoso, expertly crafted film making, the only problem is that it’s just a little soulless, and just a little soullessness is a fairly big problem if it stops you caring about the characters. The Brothers, as usual, are more interested in the world they’re creating – and it’s impeccably done – but they forget to make us care about the people that populate it. Offering little resolution does little for them either.

Film Review: Short Term 12 (2013)


Written and Directed by relative newcomer Destin Cretton (as well as adapted from his short film of the same title), Short Term 12 is an incredible film, not only one of the best of the year, but the best independent drama to come out of America in a long, long time.

Film Review: After May (2012)


Also released as Something In The Air, but coming to Australia with the translation of its original French title Aprés Mai, After May is the semi-autobiographical new film from Olivier Assayas, one of the most celebrated film makers currently working in his native France.