Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée - 2015) Movie Review [Sydney Film Festival]
Leading man Jake Gyllenhaal continues his performance hot streak (Prisoners, Enemy, Nightcrawler, Southpaw) in director Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition; a stirring ride towards necessary self destruction.
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos - 2015) Movie Review
Welcome to The Lobster, a divinely weird satire of romantic conformity from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. It's a recipe that's as weird as it is tragic, as philosophically sabre sharp as it is hilarious; this is a film that deserves your time.
Thank you Danny Boyle, thank you Aaron Sorkin, thank you linesmen and ball boys; the Ashton Kutcher certified piece of excrement "Jobs" has been successfully eclipsed by this inventive and kinetic glimpse into the life of tech icon Steve Jobs.
For the all the uplifting and inspirational moments of Joy's determination portrayed throughout the film, there's an overwhelming sense of emptiness that we've ultimately watched a film advocating the American consumerist dream.
I like my "alone in space" movies to be far weirder and more cerebral than The Martian. Scott or Damon can stay on Mars; fly me to to Sam Rockwell and the Moon or directly into the Sun with Danny Boyle.
The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu - 2015) Movie Review
The toil, the penetrating profundity, the dark power of vengeance and love with a pulsating reanimating quality; The Revenant left me utterly stunned, stalking out of the cinema in a state of disbelief.