Quite hilarious and touching film with a very unusual twist upon its subject matter and content. Following a wannabe musician whose recruited in a band that fronted by Frank; a talent yet curious character who wears a fake head. The film is a serious drama as well as being something of an entertaining black comedy. While I almost thought more about it being a comedy, most of the time I noticed a lot of the film's serious side that focuses on the band mates relationships and mental illness of the title character; play on a superb note by Michael Fassbender. The other characters have other interesting aspects to serve various developments within the plot. Although this film did not meet every bit my expectations I still enjoyed it and would recommend it for others to watch. if you are looking for a strange yet, entertaining and touch film then this would be your cup of tea.
A worthy and truly superb sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes". much like its predecessor its makes outstanding use of the Apes brought to life with special effects, even while including very diverse and compelling character personalities with such a rich value of intellectual and emotional substance. Matt Reeves proves once again he can direct, whist many of us will be edging Andy Serkis to really be rewarded for his acting and motion capture abilities. The rest of the Human cast are also incredibly solid and able to resonate alongside the apes as the film progresses. This film is the sequel of the year for me a film that not only meets big expectations but almost succeeds them.
David Michod's Follow-up to his highly successful debut feature 'Animal Kingdom' is a very different to truly insightful, engaging and beautifully shot film that is definitely worth the watch. The world Michod has set up is full of violence, suspense and tension; set against a bleak yet mysterious backdrop of Australia transitioned to a third world mining state after a great economic collapse. You'd almost think Mad Max when getting the big picture of this film, however 'The Rover' feels almost a lot more believable than Mad Max will ever come close to being. The film works both as a insightful road movie as well as a modern 'Western' thriller, while this film may not appeal to everyone it is definitely worth a look. Its even become one of my favourite films of this year alone.
This Wise-Cracking Rip-Roaring Sci-Fi Actioner based off a Japanese Light Novel; 'All You Need is Kill' by Hiroshi Sakurazaka is such a Splendor to behold. Using the right amount of thoughtful sci-fi/alien invasion subtext and exciting thrilling action that at times is quite serious and funny Edge of Tomorrow succeeds at being one of this year's best blockbusters. Don't be turned off by what everyone may see in the trailers or presumptions about the plot. This film never over exaggerates with any sort of repetitive nature, in fact it literally beats the sh*t out of other films that tried it, e.g. Source Code. Well Acted, Written, Directed and composed I do Highly recommend this truly stunning and entertaining sci-fi romp.
This Terrifying Australian Horror flick has all the thrills and spills, for a refreshing an almost early Shyamalan meets Japanese Horror like specticle. Centered purely around a single mother trying very hard to protect her 6-year-old son from a haunting presence of a monster that originated from a very peculiar pop-up book. I was incredibly awe-struck by how well written and performed this film was overall, while the Director's skill at this story alone is almost enough to impress the likes of Guillermo Del Toro. While I may confess horror has never been my favourite genre, there has always been a number of great horror films that have shocked and impressed me. I'm glad to say this is one of them being one of the best of Australian genre films in a while if not this year alone.