2014

Lost River (Ryan Gosling - 2014) Movie Review

Lost River lives up to its title. Prepare to glide through the decay of 'Inconsequential Town U.S.A' about to be swallowed up by an encroaching expansion of a hydro powered dam and the inhabitants desperately clinging to the last gasp of their family home before finding a way out.

Lost River (Ryan Gosling - 2014) Movie Review

The Little Death (Josh Lawson - 2014) Movie Review

The Little Death is a cautionary tale to selfishness and sexual conservatism; told with a desire to be cringe-worthy. It's clever, but it knows it.

The Little Death (Josh Lawson - 2014) Movie Review

Beyond the Reach (Jean-Baptiste Léonetti - 2014) Movie Review

Beyond the Reach is a messy patchwork of potential, but the conclusion takes such a leap into the totally batshit that you're kind of left asking; 'what the hell did I just watch?!?'

Beyond the Reach (Jean-Baptiste Léonetti - 2014) Movie Review

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani - 2014) [Sydney Film Festival]

99 Homes brings an unbearable subject, excruciatingly close; Bahrani makes you feel powerless to the machinations of the greedy, perhaps that's the point.

Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson - 2014) Movie Review

From mere minutes into PTA's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel about the fall of the 1960s, I knew that it was my kind of film.

The Judge (David Dobkin - 2014) Movie Review

The Judge, like its characters, has flaws. However, even with my guard up, it picked me apart in ways that I wasn’t prepared for.

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (Ana Lily Amirpour - 2014) Movie Review

Classic black and white, the western, lush 70s style filmmaking and a focus on shooting backgrounds rather than people all coalesce into one very pretty film.