Archive - April 2015

Au Revoir L'Ete

Au Revoir L'Ete review film poster

Director: Koji Fukoda
Cast: Fumi Nikaido, Mayu Tsuruta, Kiki Sugino, Kanji Furutachi
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA, Japan 2013 125 mins.
Released by Day For Night

'A witty Romeresque take on friendships, love, romance and intrigue.'

The Good Lie

The Good Lie review film poster

Director: Philippe Falardeau
cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Corey Stoll
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 110 mins.
Released by e ONE

'The heart rending story of the 'Lost Boys' of the Sudanese genocide who went to America against overwhelming odds.'

'The Lost Boys' as orphans of the brutal 1983 civil war in Sudan would become another statistic in a refugee crisis. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort brought 3,600 lost Sudanese boys and girls to America.

Rigor Mortis (Geungi Si).'

Rigor Mortis (Geungi Si).' review film poster

Director: Juno Mak
Cast: Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, fat Chung
Genre: Action Drama Horror
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hong Kong 2013 103 mins.
Released by Metrodome

'There's plenty of blood in Juno Mak's dark and funereal homage to the classic vampire films of the 1980s but whether it tantalises the vampire loving UK audience remains to be seen.'

Tea and Sangria

Tea and Sangria review film poster

Director: Peter Domankiewicz
Cast: Peter Domankiewicz, Angela Boix, Daniel Abaladejo
Genre: Comedy Romance
Language: English, Spanish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK 2014 102 mins.

'A romcom that delivers little, limps along and descends into a coma.'

Big Eyes

Big Eyes review film poster

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Christoph Watz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter
Genre: Biography Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 106 mins.
BAFTA Nomination: Leading Actress (Amy Adams)
Released by Entertainment Film Distributors

Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) suggests that 'people don't buy lady art' in Tim Burton's tale of artistic deceit and treachery in the true story of American artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) who became famous in the 1960s for her kitsch paintings of waif-like children with large dark eyes.

Ruorni Kenshin : The Legend Ends

Ruorni Kenshin : The Legend Ends review film poster

Director: Keishi Ohtomo
Cast: Tatsuya, Takeru Sato, Emi Takei
Genre: Action Drama Adventure
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan 2014 134 mins.
Released by Warner Bros

'Samurai sword fights, adventure and action galore as Kenshin battles with the power hungry Makoto Shisho.'

As expected, there's plenty of wonderfully choreographed sword fights, action galore as the battle for supremacy between power crazy nutter Makoto Shishio and Kenshin (Takeru Sato) reaches its climax and the top of Japan's film favourites.

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years review film poster

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Sam Gilroy
Genre: Comedy Drama Musicle
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 94 mins.
Released by ICON

'Love, Marriage and the break up seen through song that struggles to make that all important musical audience connect.'

What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do In The Shadows review film poster

Director: Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi
Cast: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Bough
Genre: Comedy horror
Language: English & German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: New Zealand 2013 86 mins.
Official Selection 2014 Sundance and Berlin International Film Festival
Released by METRODOME

'An hilarious Kiwi laugh out loud surreal vampire spoof that could become cult viewing.'