Napoleon Dynamite

Posted 1:33pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

Cult It’s impossible to have a lukewarm reaction to Napoleon Dynamite. The film divides people — you either adore its low-key absurdity or find it totally pointless. In fact, the movie is so polarising, it broke Netflix’s algorithm. The website couldn’t accurately Read more...


Posted 4:38pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Wildwood is a children’s novel that follows Prue McKeel’s adventures in the Impassable Wilderness behind her suburb. She and her classmate Curtis discover the hidden province of Wildwood as they track a murder of crows that abducted her baby brother Mac. Wildwood is in political upheaval: there’s a Read more...

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Posted 5:12pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Rating: B+ How to Train Your Dragon 2 is like one of those shape-sorter toys. It’s not complex, and every emotion fits into perfectly shaped slots. The square block fits in when the young hero acts plucky. A heart-shaped block whenever the pet dragon is adorable. A teardrop block when the Read more...

The Great Gatsby

Posted 6:05pm Sunday 7th July 2013

Rating: 3.5/5 Baz Luhrmann is known for making beautiful films, and The Great Gatsby is no exception. The film is a polished homage to the roaring twenties that emphasises aesthetics over source material. The story follows Nick (Tobey Macguire) as he befriends the mysterious Jay Gatsby Read more...

Brave (3D)

Posted 5:13pm Sunday 8th July 2012

Brave abandons Pixar’s usual bromance formula for the mystical realm of teenage angst. Set in ye olde Scotland, the story follows Princess Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, and her glorious ginger hair*, as she attempts to break free from her royal destiny. The proverbial free spirit, Merida Read more...

The Hunger Games

Posted 7:07pm Sunday 1st April 2012

Director: Gary Ross The Hunger Games is the most recent piece of Young Adult lit to roll off the Hollywood production line. In a post-apocalyptic America, the indulgent Capitol rules over twelve districts. Tributes are picked from a lottery of citizens for the Capitol’s instrument of Read more...

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