Review: Still Alice (2014)

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In what has already won her awards recognition, Julianne Moore stuns as a victim of early onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, a film which struggles to match its stars formidable strength. Alice (Moore) leads a privileged life. Married with three kids and a successful career that’s reliant on her intellect, Alice’s world slowly starts to break down as she’s diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s. Continue reading “Review: Still Alice (2014)”

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Review: Blue Jasmine (2013)

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Woody Allen’s career over the past two decades has been a mixed bag at best. For every Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight In Paris (both of which earned Academy Award recognition), there’s been an Anything Else or a Scoop. It would seem though, that with Blue Jasmine, Allen has crafted a sharp, perceptive and deeply honest drama with a realistic sprinkling of humour that represents the ageing filmmaker at his most inspired. Continue reading “Review: Blue Jasmine (2013)”

Review: Rise Of The Guardians (2012)

Rise Of The Guardians, DreamWorks Animation’s latest big-budget offering, is every bit as bold as it is visually dazzling, rich in depth and expansive in scope. When the evil Pitch Black (Jude Law) threatens to instil fear in every child, the immortal Guardians – North (Alec Baldwin), Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth (Isla Fisher), Sandman and new recruit Jack Frost (Chris Pine) – must band together to protect childhood innocence and optimism. Continue reading “Review: Rise Of The Guardians (2012)”

Review: Rock Of Ages (2012)

Sherrie (Julianne Hough) arrives in Los Angeles as an incautious dreamer. However, when she’s mugged and left with only $17 to her name, she’s left dishearted by the place she’s dreamt of since her tender years. Thankfully, she’s saved by the equally ambitious Drew (Diego Boneta) and lead to steady work at the famous Bourbon Rooms. However, when the Mayor’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) starts scheming to shut down the rock ‘n roll venue for good, her idol – Continue reading “Review: Rock Of Ages (2012)”