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Monday 30 January 2012
Film

film review: hugo

Bridget Lutherborrow
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Set in 1930s France, Hugo is the story of an orphan boy living in a Parisian train station. Having learned the trade of a clockmaker from his father, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) spends his days winding the station’s clocks, stealing food from stalls and evading the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen). On the side he…
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Tuesday 3 January 2012
Film

film review: the adventures of tintin

Bridget Lutherborrow
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The pairing of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson on a childhood classic has heralded high expectations for The Adventures of Tintin. With actors including Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell and Simon Pegg providing voices and movement for the characters, the bar has been set higher still. Across the board, the cast and crew of…
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Tuesday 27 December 2011
Film

film review: jack and jill

Bridget Lutherborrow
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In a tradition of non-contextual cross-dressing films that has seen actors from Charlie Chaplain to John Travolta frock up, Jack and Jill showcases Adam Sandler’s lipsticked incarnation. But does the Happy Gilmore actor have anything to add? Is his wig any more than a gimmick? Not really. Sandler plays a pair of fraternal twins –…
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Monday 28 November 2011
Film

film review: the ides of march

Bridget Lutherborrow
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 The Ides of March is a slick political thriller set in the final days of the Ohio presidential primary. Ryan Gosling plays Stephen, a smug yet idealistic campaigner for Democrat candidate Mike Morris, played by George Clooney. In some ways this film sees Gosling step into Clooney’s shoes. Slightly aloof and utterly charming, Stephen knows…
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Monday 21 November 2011
Film

film review: we need to talk about kevin

Bridget Lutherborrow
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If you’re looking for a film to scare yourself out of ever having kids you’ve found it. Tilda Swinton plays Eva, a woman struggling to raise the sullen son she isn’t sure she wanted. Played by Rock Duer, Jasper Newell and eventually Ezra Miller, Kevin is an increasingly menacing presence in a family that is…
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Sunday 11 September 2011
Film

film review: submarine

Bridget Lutherborrow
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Submarine is a comic, quirky and charmingly self-referential coming of age story, featuring bottomless depths of marine metaphors, a tacky mystic and some light arson. The story is narrated by Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts), an overly socially aware teenager who likes to imagine the repercussions of his own death – local news stories, candlelit vigils,…
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Wednesday 31 August 2011
Film

film review: beginners

Bridget Lutherborrow
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Bridget Lutherborrow reviews the drama Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Chirstopher Plummer

Wednesday 3 August 2011
Film

film review: bad teacher

Bridget Lutherborrow
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Bridget Lutherborrow reviews Cameron Diaz’s new rom-com Bad Teacher.

Wednesday 6 July 2011
Film

film review: sleeping beauty

Bridget Lutherborrow
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Bridget Lutherborrow reviews the controversial Australian drama, Sleeping Beauty.