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Review: The LEGO Movie

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews April 17 2014,

A five star film is often perceived as either ‘an emotionally crippling experience’ or ‘cinema on the brink of revolutionary’. While The LEGO Movie certainly isn’t an intense psychoanalytical musing on the human condition (thank God), it is an animated family film so joyously creative, so continuously hilarious and so hyper-aware of what it means to play ... Read on.

April 17 2014,

Review: The Other Woman

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews

A frivolous comedy like The Other Woman must be taken with a grain of salt. But even if you turn up to the cinema with a truck load of Sodium Chloride, your patience will be tried. On paper, all the elements are here – ho... Read on.

April 16 2014,

Review: The Invisible Woman

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

Ralph Fiennes follows up his powerful directorial debut Coriolanus with this beautifully-crafted tale, in which he stars as married author Charles Dickens, depicting his secret love affair with Nelly Ternan. As played by Fe... Read on.

Review: Rio 2

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews April 16 2014,

Here’s the short version: “Loved Rio? You’ll love Rio 2.” Kids in search of holiday film fun will eat up the further antics of Blu (the blue feathered Spix’s macaw, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), as he, his wife Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and his kids set off from Rio to save the Amazon rainforest from evil ... Read on.

April 16 2014,

Review: Like Father, Like Son

by Aaron Yap, from Reviews

Perhaps Japan’s finest cinematic chronicler of familial dynamics since Yasujiro Ozu, Hirokazu Koreeda has crafted another touching, engrossing, masterfully nuanced film with Like Father, Like Son, which explores the effect... Read on.

Interview: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ star Emma Stone

by Steve Newall, from The Flicks Interviews April 16 2014,

It wasn’t exactly the toughest work decision we’ve ever faced: “would you like to interview Emma Stone about The Amazing Spider-Man 2?” On a beautiful Sydney day we sat down with the actress, who reprises her role as Gwen Stacy in director Marc Webb’s Spidey sequel, and had a good yarn about the character and ... Read on.

I survived a Lars von Trier marathon

by Liam Maguren, from A Man Of 100 Words April 10 2014,

Nymphomaniac has arrived fresh from the mind of Lars von Trier, the (in)famous Danish director known for throwing everything that is horrible about humanity into a sausage-grinder and smearing that meaty ugliness beautifully into our faces. The film looks to be the next movie-going phenomenon – it’s been one of Flicks’ most viewed profiles for the ... Read on.

April 10 2014,

7 new images for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

The Apes sequel – set 10 years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) – sees Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempt to maintain dominance over a growing clan of intelligent apes. Also stars Gary Oldman,... Read on.

April 09 2014,

Review: Divergent

by Leonie Hayden, from Reviews

Thrills and misfires abound in this not-a-girl-not-yet-a-woman-but-nearly-a-trained-killer coming of age tale. Veronica Roth’s YA best-seller (herself only 21 at time of writing) sees the remaining members of a dystopian ca... Read on.