A Good Year

I’m not quite certain I get Ridley Scott. Why did he make A Good Year? Not once did the words “Deckard is a replicant” flash up subliminally for a …

Popcorn Taxi: Catch a Fire

The Third and Final Act of Australia Week An excellent film presented by an excellent interviewer, and ably assisted by an excellent actor and director. To cement the legendariness …

Boytown

Part 2 of Australia Week! We’re Boytown: population five/ At the end of each show, we go home to our wives In September, I said that Boytown looked like …

Flashbeer

Australia Week: Intermission! A lot of the ads on Australian TV are either dubbed over American ads (which are a true pain to watch), cosmetics ads brought to you …

Muriel’s Wedding

Part one of Australia Week! Muriel’s Wedding is the sort of movie that I watched when I was far too young to understand it. Last time I saw it …

A Prairie Home Companion

If you watched the Academy Awards this year, you may recall that Robert Altman was awarded an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement. The best thing about all that I …

The Devil Wears Prada

Anne Hathaway looks pretty for just under two hours while Meryl Streep plays a bitch with rare patches of vulnerability for roughly the same amount of time. Everyone else …

Children of Men

There are several kinds of dystopian stories, and many of them deal with a world where Britain is one of the sole superpowers. You can take them as a …

Stormbreaker

Spy movies are enjoyable because they frequently dispense with logic in order to provide their thrills. Stormbreaker, based on an allegedly popular series of childrens’ books (I can be …
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