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Review: Mortdecai

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews January 30 2015,

Mortdecai isn’t quite as awful as the trailers and advance public response would have us believe – the breezy caper antics occasionally spark and the winsome supporting cast seem to be having fun. But it unfortunately cannot overcome the superlatively grating central performance from Johnny Depp, who plumbs new depths of crapulence here. It’s telling when The ... Read on.

January 30 2015,

Coming Attractions: February

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Whether at the movies or at home, February serves up plenty of variety for movie-lovers – action, comedy, romance, science, spying, documentary, s-e-x, drugs, and Channing Tatum. This is all sounding good to us, and it&... Read on.

Review: Foxcatcher

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews January 28 2015,

I went into Foxcatcher unaware it was even based on real events, let alone how strange those events were. As the film ended and I realised it was a true story I was both delighted and dismayed. It had all seemed so awesomely weird, and I realized some sad version of this had actually happened. It’s a ... Read on.

January 28 2015,

Review: Land Ho!

by Aaron Yap, from Reviews

Aaron Katz is probably one of the brightest, most unsung heroes that current American indie cinema has to offer right now. Transcending his scrappy roots in the much-maligned “mumblecore” genre, his last film, the droll 2... Read on.

Review: Project Almanac

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews January 28 2015,

“Why are you filming this?” and “How has that shirt not been washed?” are two of many questions you’re likely to ask in this plot-hole-digging, found-footage sci-fi about tech-savvy teens who discover plans to build a time machine. When the ‘hot chick’ stumbles onto what they’ve been doing, she reckons they should skip the testing ... Read on.

January 27 2015,

Spielberg’s Auschwitz Short Documentary

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Shoah Foundation has released a 15 minute Steven Spielberg-produced documentary. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film – featuring chilling images and ... Read on.

Review: The Wedding Ringer

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews January 23 2015,

I go into every movie trying to like it. I have a very low comedy threshold. I like Kevin Hart. I lamented Ride Along going straight to DVD in this country. I rented it and enjoyed it. I like Josh Gad. He was good in the underrated sex addiction movie Thanks For Sharing. I can easily get onboard ... Read on.

January 22 2015,

Review: Still Alice

by Rebecca Barry Hill, from Reviews

Anyone with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s, or any other neurological disorder, will find this harrowing account of one woman’s struggle with the disease painfully honest. It’s no wonder tissues were handed out ... Read on.

January 22 2015,

Review: Unbroken

by Aaron Yap, from Reviews

Louis Zamperini’s story is an awe-inspiring triumph-of-the-human-spirit tale if there ever was one. The former Italian-American athlete, who was once one of the fastest high school runners ever recorded and competed in the ... Read on.