REVIEW: Cuban Fury

Comedy joy knee-skids into the cinema (★★★ Directed by James Griffiths) Gentle comedies with hearts of gold are few and far between these days. If it’s not the slightly surreal make-believe of Ron Burgundy, it’s the cringe-worthy antics of Bad Grandpa. Sure they get the laughs and the wry nods, but where’s the joy? Apparently it’s … More REVIEW: Cuban Fury


Artificial love captures true romance (★★★★★, Written and directed by Spike Jonze) For many of us, our digital lives are now as complex as our ‘‘real’’ ones. We have friends all over the world, meet life partners on dating apps and do business with people in the remotest of places. But we’re still trying to figure … More REVIEW: Her

Mid-life crisis has never looked so good

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ★★★ (Directed by Ben Stiller) Kitschy vision is charming for tale of a sad-sack with a mind for fantasy who’s still waiting to come to life. Starring: Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and Kristen Wiig. Written by Steve Conrad (based on the short story by James Thurber) Adventure, comedy, drama and fantasy. … More Mid-life crisis has never looked so good

Living legend takes on legendary play

3SR: A Streetcar Named Desire comes to a glorious stop at Fisherman’s Wharf. Give everyone in this film an Oscar immediately. Blue JasmineStarring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay. Written and directed by Woody Allen.Comedy, drama. 1hr 38mins. M for offensive language.**** Two American classics collide in Blue Jasmine, Woody … More Living legend takes on legendary play

Caped teens deliver morals with a kick

3SR: Raucous, ultra violent fun as teen superhero Hit Girl faces her most evil enemy yet – the US High School system. Kick-Ass 2 Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey Directed by Jeff Wadlow Written by Jeff Wadlow from the comics by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Action, comedy, thriller. … More Caped teens deliver morals with a kick

Much ado about Much Ado

3SR: Beautiful words, beloved people, gorgeous surrounds – Joss Whedon’s troop of merrie jongleurs take on Shakespeare’s comedy of manners and gender politics and win. Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Krantz Directed by Joss Whedon Written by Joss Whedon and based on the play by William Shakespeare Comedy, … More Much ado about Much Ado