The Theory of Hollywood’s Imitation Game

For those interested in the high-profile-biopic genre, the past summer at the movies would have been  the place for you. Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Jack O’Connell each play a talented mathematician/physicist/athlete, who face tremendous challenges in the form of The Nazi Enigma code/Motor Neurone disease/Japanese POW guards, but ultimately beat the odds and survive…

The Unexpected Virtue of Abstraction.

After first viewing the trailer to Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, I was underwhelmed and slightly confused regarding the storyline. My opinion to see it wavered after viewing Margaret and David’s unanimous 5 star review of it on their final episode of At the Movies. However I hadn’t committed to seeing it until…

Should you go Into the Woods? Maybe Not.

Into the Woods (2014) is a remake of the original musical by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), this musical is based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella. The film boasts an all-star ensemble cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp…

Paper Planes Review

Paper Planes (2014), is an Australian film directed by Robert Connolly. It is about a young boy Dylan, (Ed Oxenbould, Puberty Blues), from a rural town in New South Wales. He lives alone with his father, (Sam Worthington, Avatar) as they are mourning the loss of his late mother (Nicole Trunfio). Things are pretty sad at home as…