chris smith

Film Review: The Wolverine (2013)

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The film’s plot moves briskly enough from one forced cliché to the next that’s punctuated by some well-staged action sequences (including one atop a speeding bullet train). The pace is also advantageous in speeding past some of the fairly large plot-holes, especially considering the talent that collaborated on the screenplay

Film Review: To The Wonder (2012)

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The highly anticipated new film from arguably the most artistically uncompromising, as well as celebrated, film maker currently working in North American cinema, To The Wonder continues Terrence Malick’s mediation on the very nature of love and life.

Film Review: I, Anna (2012)

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In terms of performances, Charlotte Rampling, one of the great and underappreciated actresses over her generation, gives a brave and nuanced performance as the titular character, salvaging a good deal of the film.

Film Review: People Like Us (2012)

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The idea of the prodigal son returning home after an extended absence has been done a lot in movies. Because it’s so thematically rich though, unlike other plot cliché’s, it’s also been done well, memorably in movies like The Indian Runner, You Can Count on Me, No Looking Back and in Australia’s own (extremely worthy, early Russell Crowe vehicle) The Crossing.