Film Review: Nocturnal Animals

Director: Tom Ford (A Single Man) Starring: Amy Adams (Enchanted), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) Running Time: 116 minutes Australian Classification: MA 15+ Stylish and provocative, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals forces an eerie silence over audiences after 116 minutes of intensity. Based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel, Tony and Susan, Ford’s direction and screenplay in his second feature film explores […]

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Film Review: Elle

Director: Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall) Starring: Isabelle Huppert (Amour), Anne Consigny (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Charles Berling (Ridicule) Running Time: 130 minutes Australian Classification: MA 15+ Psychologically disturbing and visually intrusive, Elle isn’t just a triumph for foreign film. The French thriller dismisses Hollywood discourse, developing unlikable characters whilst remaining true to the startling nature of its source material. After being […]

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Television Review: Secret City

Cast: Anna Torv (Fringe), Damon Herriman (Love My Way), Dan Wyllie (Puberty Blues) Network: Showcase Timeslot: Sunday 8.30pm (AEST) Australian Classification: MA 15+ Foxtel is on a roll. Its most recent Australian dramas, Wentworth and the revival of A Place to Call Home, are critical and ratings triumphs; and last week the pay-tv provider added Secret City […]

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