Top of the Lake is an engrossing 6-part miniseries worthy of attention by lovers of expertly written mysteries.
Kick-Ass 2 continues the foray in fierce realism mixed with high octane action, following the adventures of unlikely avengers saving the day in a fast and furious world.
David is a drug dealer asked to pick up an illegal stash in Mexico. Worried about crossing the border alone, he ropes in a few people to pose as his ‘family’. Among them are a stripper, a runaway and a strange young lad!
Elysium is reminiscent of 1970s science fiction movies by actually being about something than a throwaway robot-fest. Its substance is a major plus which draws you into its story of privilege versus poverty.
One of the most self-indulgent films ever made, Charles Swann is often hard-going. Sheen and company appear to have lots of fun with the wacky script but unfortunately, viewing their performances isn’t nearly as good.
A slice of history worth investigating, Emperor is an enlightening look at pragmatism and moving on from a harsh past.
The illusionary arts have dazzled for centuries with 'Now You See Me' using it as its base. It’s a reasonably entertaining rummage in how a group of illusionists perform the ultimate con.
Pain and Gain lives up to its misbegotten title with a comedic menagerie of stupid, muscled men armed with hi-tech weapons and in over their heads.
After succeeding in generating laughs with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the same team reunite for The World’s End.
Examining familial dysfunction and emerging friendships, The Way Way Back adds another bow to the gallery of coming of age movies. The dose of drama and light humour adds to the overall realism.
Behind the Candelabra succeeds in uncovering layers of an enigma such as Liberace. Like most people, he was a mass of contradictions with only his stage shows a consistent element of a befuddling and bedazzling life.
Worth checking out, 'SDU: Sex Duties Unit' is an amusing time-waster. Better than most similar American films, its risky endeavours in salaciousness is welcome in this era of strident political correctness.
A more solid effort than the last, Wolverine's latest adventure successfully captures the essence of what has made him enduring. Tough, fast and packing punch, The Wolverine is a compact blockbuster.
Attending a house-warming party hosted by fellow actor James Franco, a group of stars look forward to a good time but are seriously annoyed that their party is spoiled when they learn the world is ending.
Winner of several awards, Amour tells the story of a retired couple steadfastly refusing to surrender to illness. The sensitive direction continually engages, wisely downplaying any false sentimentality.
Pleasingly un-reliant on endless gore, director James Wan ensures The Conjuring shocks, showing how terror can derive from within.
Director Guillermo del Toro’s passion for this kind of genre remains undimmed with his ‘Godzilla meets Transformers’ motif providing his creative imagination plenty of scope.
Forging its own path, Man of Steel is a movie of extremes. Whilst having tons of action, spectacle and drama, it lacks a crucial light touch, but in its casting and grandiose scale, Man of Steel succeeds.
Musician, author, singer, song-writer and all round performer Bill Oddie needed little introduction for the one-night-only Adelaide leg of his national tour, An Oldie but A Goodie.
When a zombie plague begins spreading across the world, entire countries begin falling. United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is tasked with finding a cure and his actions become the only hope Earth has of survival.