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  298. SIGNIS Statement: Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross)
  299. SIGNIS Statement: Calvary
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  306. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  307. Are We Officially Dating?/ That Awkward Moment
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  310. La Grande Bellezza/ The Great Beauty
  311. Her
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  313. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  314. Lone Survivor
  315. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
  316. Saving Mr Banks
  317. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  318. Short Term 12
  319. The Wind Rises/ Kaze Tachinu
  320. The Wolf of Wall Street
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  324. August: Osage County
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  328. Carrie
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  335. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  336. Homefront
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  359. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  360. Kill Your Darlings
  361. Machete Kills
  362. Magic Magic
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  364. Mr Pip
  365. SIGNIS Statement: "Philomena"
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  368. Patrick
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  373. About Time
  374. The Act of Killing
  375. The Butler
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  377. The East
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  382. The Human Cargo/ La Nave Dolce
  383. I Am a Girl
  384. In Bob We Trust
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  386. The Interval/ L’Intervallo
  387. Lasseter’s Bones
  388. Paranoia
  389. Parker
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  391. Planes
  392. Prisoners
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  425. You’re Next
  426. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July/August 2013
  427. 100 Bloody Acres
  428. After Earth
  429. The Audience
  430. Behind the Candelabra
  431. Beyond the Hills
  432. The Blind Detective
  433. The Bling Ring
  434. Cloudburst
  435. The Conjuring
  436. Despicable Me 2
  437. Epic
  438. Errors of the Human Body
  439. Everybody Has a Plan/ Todos Tenemos un Plan
  440. Furious 6/ The Fast and the Furious 6
  441. A Gun in Each Hand
  442. Happiness Never Comes Alone/Le bonheur n’arrive jamais a seul
  443. The Heat
  444. The Internship
  445. In the House/ Dans La Maison
  446. Lady in Paris/ Une Estonienne a Paris
  447. The Lone Ranger
  448. Man of Steel
  449. Metro
  450. Monsters University
  451. Now You See Me
  452. One Mile Above/ Kora
  453. Only God Forgives
  454. Pacific Rim
  455. Le Prenom/ What’s in a Name
  456. Reality
  457. Satellite Boy
  458. This is the End
  459. The Way, Way Back
  460. The Wolverine
  461. Still Mine
  462. To the Wonder
  463. World War Z
  464. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
  465. The Big Wedding
  466. Broken
  467. The Call
  468. Camille Redouble/ Camille Rewinds
  469. Dead Man Down
  470. Evil Dead
  471. The Great Gatsby
  472. The Hangover Part III
  473. Jagten/ The Hunt
  474. Mud
  475. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  476. Scary Movie 5
  477. Snitch
  478. Spring Breakers
  479. Star Trek Into Darkness
  480. Adventures in Zambezia
  481. Antiviral
  482. Chasing Ice
  483. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
  484. The Company You Keep
  485. Drift
  486. Vic and Flo Meet a Bear
  487. Side Effects
  488. Promised Land
  489. Prince Avalanche
  490. Parde (Closed Curtain)
  491. Paradies
  492. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
  493. Night Train to Lisbon
  494. The Necessary Death of Charley Countryman
  495. La religieuse (The Nun)
  496. Maladies
  497. Lovelace
  498. The Look of Love
  499. A Long and Happy Life
  500. In the Name of...
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  503. Gloria
  504. Gold
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  507. Elle s’en va (On Her Way)
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  511. Before Midnight
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  513. First Position
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  521. The Place Beyond the Pines
  522. Rust and Bone
  523. Le Skylab
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  526. Therese Desqueyroux
  527. Trance
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  535. Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters
  536. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
  537. The Host
  538. Hyde Park on Hudson
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  540. In the Fog
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  542. Mama
  543. The Paperboy
  544. Performance/ A Late Quartet
  545. Return to Nim’s Island
  546. Underground: the Julian Assange Story
  547. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2013
  548. Zero Dark Thirty
  549. Anna Karenina
  550. Compliance
  551. Django Unchained
  552. Flight
  553. Gangster Squad
  554. The Impossible
  555. The Guilt Trip
  556. Last Dance
  557. Life of Pi
  558. Lincoln
  559. Parental Guidance
  560. Rise of the Guardians
  561. Save Your Legs
  562. The Silver Linings Playbook
  563. Wreck-it Ralph
  564. This is 40
  565. 2 Days in New York
  566. 360
  567. Alex Cross
  568. All the Way Through Evening
  569. American Mary
  570. The Angel’s Share
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  573. Back to 1942
  574. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  575. Breaking Dawn, Part 2
  576. Dangerous Liaisons
  577. Dead Europe
  578. The Do-Deca Pentathlon
  579. Dredd
  580. End of Watch
  581. Fun Size
  582. God Bless America
  583. Hail
  584. Here Comes the Boom
  585. Hitchcock
  586. The Hobbit, an unexpected journey
  587. Jack Reacher
  588. The Intouchables/ Les Intouchables/ Untouchables
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  593. Liberal Arts
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  607. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  608. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2012
  609. Quartet
  610. The Raven
  611. Robot & Frank
  612. Ruby Sparks
  613. The Sessions
  614. Seven Psychopaths
  615. Sinister
  616. Skyfall
  617. Savages
  618. Sound of My Voice
  619. Taken 2
  620. To Rome with Love
  621. Trouble with the Curve
  622. Tu seras mon fils/ You Will Be My Son
  623. The Words
  624. Wuthering Heights
  625. Wunderkinder
  626. "Aristides de Sousa Mendes": The Angel of Bordeaux
  627. On the Road
  628. Looper
  629. Damsels in Distress
  630. Holy Motors
  631. Arbitrage
  632. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2012
  633. Lore
  634. Chinese Take-away/ Un cuento chino
  635. Bait
  636. Hotel Transylvania
  637. The Watch
  638. Resident Evil: Retribution
  639. Barrymore
  640. Being Venice
  641. The Bourne Legacy
  642. Bully
  643. The Expendables 2
  644. Hope Springs
  645. Kath and Kimderella
  646. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  647. Monsieur Lazhar
  648. Moonrise Kingdom
  649. Total Recall
  650. Your Sister’s Sister
  651. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July/August 2012
  652. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2012
  653. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May 2012
  654. Beauty/ Skoonheid
  655. The Sapphires
  656. Hysteria
  657. And if we all lived together/ Et si on vivait tous ensemble
  658. The Door
  659. Not Suitable for Children
  660. In Darkness
  661. Magic Mike
  662. The Dark Knight Rises
  663. The King is Dead!
  664. You Instead
  665. The Amazing Spiderman
  666. Where do we go now?
  667. The Three Stooges
  668. I Am Eleven
  669. Polisse
  670. Ted
  671. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  672. Snow White and the Huntsman
  673. Take This Waltz
  674. That’s My Boy
  675. Rock of Ages
  676. Comme un chef/ The Chef
  677. Brave
  678. Marley
  679. The Cabin in the Woods
  680. The Innkeepers
  681. Margaret
  682. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  683. Elena
  684. Prometheus
  685. Anton Chekhov’s The Duel
  686. Friends with Kids
  687. Get the Gringo
  688. Game Change
  689. Declaration of War/ La guerre est declaree
  690. Men in Black 3
  691. Empire of Silver
  692. Silent Souls/ Ovsyenki
  693. The Dictator
  694. Swerve
  695. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  696. Careless Love
  697. Dark Shadows
  698. La Delicatesse/ Delicacy
  699. Iron Sky
  700. Trishna
  701. W./E
  702. 21 Jump Street
  703. Act of Valor
  704. Amour de Jeunesse/ Goodbye, First Love
  705. The Avengers
  706. Battleship
  707. Cafe de Flore
  708. The Deep Blue Sea
  709. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
  710. The Footnote
  711. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  712. Hotel Lux
  713. The Hunger Games
  714. Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy
  715. Kongen av Bastoy? King of Devil’s Island
  716. Kid with a Bike/ Le Gamin au Velo
  717. The Lady
  718. Le Havre
  719. The Lucky One
  720. Mirror, Mirror
  721. Les Neiges de Kilimandjaro/ The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  722. Pirates: Band of Misfits!
  723. The Raid
  724. Rebellion/ L’Ordre et La Morale
  725. The Rum Diary
  726. Romantics Anonymous/ Les Emotifs Anonymes
  727. Safe
  728. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  729. The Sorcerer and the White Snake
  730. La Source des femmes/ The Source
  731. Spud
  732. This Must be the Place
  733. Tomboy
  734. The Woman in Black
  735. Wish You Were Here
  736. La Femme de Vieme/ The Woman in the Fifth
  737. The Five-Year Engagement
  738. La Fille du Puisatier/ The Well Digger’s Daughter
  739. The Wrath of the Titans
  740. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2012
  741. Any Questions for Ben?
  742. 50/50
  743. The Artist
  744. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  745. Buck
  746. Carnage
  747. Chronicle
  748. Contraband
  749. A Dangerous Method
  750. The Devil Inside
  751. Gone
  752. Headhunters/ Hodejegerne
  753. Project X
  754. John Carter
  755. One for the Money
  756. Safe House
  757. This Means War
  758. Tyrannosaur
  759. 1911
  760. 30 Minutes or Less
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  764. A Few Best Men
  765. Flypaper
  766. The Grey
  767. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  768. J. Edgar
  769. Killer Elite
  770. Like Crazy
  771. Man on a Ledge
  772. My Week with Marilyn
  773. Retreat
  774. Shame
  775. Trespass
  776. The Vow
  777. A Moi Seule/ Coming Home
  778. Aujourd’hui/ Today
  779. Barbara
  780. Bel Ami
  781. Captive
  782. Cesare deve morire/ Caesar Must Die
  783. Cherry
  784. Dictado/ Dictation/ Childish Games
  785. Dollhouse
  786. Don 2: Don Must Die
  787. L’Enfant d’ en haut/ Sister
  788. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  789. Flowers of War
  790. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  791. Gnade/ Mercy
  792. Haywire
  793. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  794. Jayne Mansfield’s Car
  795. Keep the Lights on
  796. Just the Wind/ Csalk a Szel
  797. La Mer a L’Aube/ Calm at Sea
  798. Meteora
  799. My Brother the Devil
  800. Postcards from the Zoo
  801. Rebelle/ War Witch
  802. A Royal Affair
  803. Shadow Dancer
  804. Tabu
  805. La Vierge, Les Coptes et Moi...
  806. Was Bleibt/ Home for the Weekend
  807. White Deer Plain
  808. Wilaya
  809. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2012 Special Edition
  810. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2012
  811. Too Big to Fail
  812. The Descendants
  813. Arietty
  814. Autoluminiscent
  815. Hugo
  816. The Muppets
  817. Young Adult
  818. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  819. The Adventures of Tintin
  820. Waste Land
  821. Happy Feet Two
  822. We Bought a Zoo
  823. Dolphin Tale
  824. Albert Nobbs
  825. Courageous
  826. New Year’s Eve
  827. Restless
  828. The Tall Man
  829. The Skin I Live In
  830. Tower Heist
  831. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  832. Another Earth
  833. The Iron Lady
  834. Jack and Jill
  835. Melancholia
  836. Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  837. The Orator/ O Le Tulafale
  838. The Yellow Sea/ Hwanghae
  839. Yes Madam, Sir
  840. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November 2011
  841. Breaking Dawn Part I
  842. Attack the Block
  843. The Debt
  844. Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope)
  845. The Ides of March
  846. Immortals
  847. I Don’t Know How She Does It
  848. The Inbetweeners
  849. Moneyball
  850. Puss in Boots
  851. Toomelah
  852. Machine Gun Preacher
  853. Ages of Love (Manuele d’ Am3re)
  854. Arthur Christmas
  855. Shark Night 3D
  856. L’Amour Fou
  857. Country Strong
  858. Oakie’s Outback Adventure
  859. Surviving Georgia
  860. Cedar Rapids
  861. Our Idiot Brother
  862. In Time
  863. The Cup
  864. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
  865. Contagion
  866. What’s Your Number?
  867. The Three Musketeers
  868. Midnight in Paris
  869. Higher Ground
  870. The Thing
  871. Project Nim
  872. Footloose
  873. Take Shelter
  874. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  875. The Whistleblower
  876. Monte Carlo
  877. Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
  878. Submarine
  879. The Eye of the Storm
  880. Fire in Babylon
  881. Tabloid
  882. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  883. Red State
  884. Real Steel
  885. Johnny English Reborn
  886. The Hunter
  887. Fright Night
  888. Abduction
  889. 13 Assassins
  890. Guilty Pleasures
  891. Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  892. Colombiana
  893. Zookeeper
  894. Final Destination 5
  895. The Change-Up
  896. Face to Face
  897. Win Win
  898. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  899. Horrible Bosses
  900. Hobo with a Shotgun
  901. The Help
  902. Conan the Barbarian
  903. Chalet Girl
  904. Beastly
  905. Priest
  906. The Woman
  907. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  908. Friends with Benefits
  909. Secuestrados (Kidnapped)
  910. Jane Eyre
  911. Big Mamma’s Boy
  912. Cowboys & Aliens
  913. Green Lantern
  914. Senna
  915. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
  916. The Illusionist
  917. The Conspirator
  918. Love Crime
  919. Captain America, the First Avenger
  920. Precious Life
  921. Bad Teacher
  922. The Eagle
  923. Five Days of August/ Five Days of War
  924. Mars Needs Moms
  925. Stake Land
  926. Beautiful Lies (De Vrais Mensonges)
  927. Meek’s Cutoff
  928. Cars 2
  929. The Last Circus (La Balada Triste de la Trompeta)
  930. Kung Fu Panda 2
  931. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  932. Larry Crowne
  933. The Trip
  934. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  935. Special Treatment (Sans Queue ni Tete)
  936. Mr Popper’s Penguins
  937. Mozart’s Sister
  938. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits/ The Other Woman
  939. All Good Things
  940. Crazy on the Outside
  941. The Tree of Life
  942. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May/June 2011
  943. Faith, Fraud + Minimum Wage
  944. Super 8
  945. Blame
  946. Bridesmaids
  947. Little White Lies
  948. Here I Am
  949. X Men: First Class
  950. The Tunnel
  951. Babies
  952. The Hangover Part II
  953. Carlos
  954. Oceans
  955. Angele et Tony
  956. Soul Surfer
  957. Julia’s Eyes
  958. Mrs Carey’s Concert
  959. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  960. SIGNIS Statement: Oranges and Sunshine
  961. Burke and Hare
  962. Water for Elephants
  963. Hanna
  964. Source Code
  965. Hoodwinked Too: The Battle Between Hood and Evil
  966. Fast Five/ The Fast and the Furious 5
  967. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  968. Your Highness
  969. Thor
  970. Something Borrowed
  971. Snowtown
  972. Scream 4
  973. Rio
  974. La Rafle/ The Round Up
  975. Le Quattro Volte
  976. Paul
  977. Oranges and Sunshine
  978. Murundak
  979. Main Street
  980. Mad Bastards
  981. The Lost Bladesman
  982. Insidious
  983. Incendies
  984. The Human Resources Manager
  985. Get Low
  986. Catfish
  987. Arthur
  988. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March/April 2011
  989. Hop
  990. Sucker Punch
  991. Potiche
  992. Goethe!
  993. The Day I Wasn’t Born (Das lied in mir)
  994. Limitless
  995. Haevnen (In a Better World)
  996. A Heartbeat Away
  997. The Lincoln Lawyer
  998. The Reef
  999. Red Riding Hood
  1000. The Company Men
  1001. Battle Los Angeles
  1002. Just Go With It
  1003. Howl
  1004. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  1005. Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland
  1006. Ausente (Absent)
  1007. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  1008. Come Rain, Come Shine
  1009. Coriolanus
  1010. Dance Town
  1011. The Devil’s Double
  1012. Les Femmes du 6eme Etage (Women of the 6th Floor/ Service Entrance)
  1013. The Forgiveness of Blood
  1014. The Future
  1015. Griff the Invisible
  1016. The Guard
  1017. If Not Us, Who (Wer Wenn Nicht Wir)
  1018. Invisible (Lo Roim Alaich)
  1019. Late Bloomers
  1020. Margin Call
  1021. Mein Bester Feind (My Best Enemy)
  1022. Un Mondo Misterioso (A Mysterious World)
  1023. Nader and Simin: a Separation
  1024. Odem (Lipstikka)
  1025. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2011 Special Edition
  1026. Our Grand Despair
  1027. Pina
  1028. El Premio (The Prize)
  1029. Romeos
  1030. Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)
  1031. Swans
  1032. Tambien la lluvia (Even the Rain)
  1033. Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2 - The Enemy Within)
  1034. True Grit
  1035. Unknown
  1036. Utopians
  1037. Vampire
  1038. V Subottu (Innocent Saturday)
  1039. Wind and Fog
  1040. Yelling to the Sky
  1041. The Rite
  1042. La Tete en Friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte)
  1043. Rango
  1044. SIGNIS Statement: The Rite
  1045. The Way Back
  1046. Wasted on the Young
  1047. Secretariat
  1048. Season of the Witch
  1049. No Strings Attached
  1050. Never Let Me Go
  1051. Nenette
  1052. A LIttle Bit of Heaven
  1053. Inside Job
  1054. I Am Number Four
  1055. Hall Pass
  1056. Gnomeo and Juliet
  1057. Conviction
  1058. Big Momma. Like Father Like Son
  1059. The Adjustment Bureau
  1060. Rabbit Hole
  1061. Hereafter
  1062. SIGNIS Statement: Brighton Rock
  1063. Barney’s Version
  1064. The Green Hornet
  1065. The Next Three Days
  1066. Ramona and Beezus
  1067. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2011
  1068. The Mechanic
  1069. How Do You Know
  1070. The Romantics
  1071. 127 Hours
  1072. Black Swan
  1073. The Fighter
  1074. Burlesque
  1075. The Dilemma
  1076. Takers
  1077. Stone
  1078. Arctic Blast
  1079. Out Of The Silence
  1080. Helen
  1081. Morning Glory
  1082. Yogi Bear
  1083. Korkoro
  1084. Unstoppable
  1085. Tangled
  1086. The Tourist
  1087. Sarah’s Key (Elle s’appelle Sarah)
  1088. Gulliver’s Travels
  1089. Little Fockers
  1090. Love and Other Drugs
  1091. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2010
  1092. The King’s Speech
  1093. Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur)
  1094. Somewhere
  1095. Desert Flower
  1096. Tron: Legacy
  1097. Megamind
  1098. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  1099. Devil
  1100. Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale
  1101. The Last Exorcism
  1102. Due Date
  1103. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November 2010
  1104. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2010
  1105. Beneath Hill 60
  1106. Monsters
  1107. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
  1108. Machete
  1109. Sisters of War
  1110. Wild Target
  1111. Skyline
  1112. The American
  1113. Winter’s Bone
  1114. The Loved Ones
  1115. Paranormal Activity 2
  1116. Saw 3D (Saw VII)
  1117. The Social Network
  1118. Gainsbourg
  1119. Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
  1120. You Don’t Know Jack
  1121. Life as We Know It
  1122. Made in Dagenham
  1123. Red
  1124. Let Me In
  1125. The Town
  1126. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  1127. Copacabana
  1128. La Danse
  1129. The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  1130. The Clinic
  1131. Eat Pray Love
  1132. Buried
  1133. Legend of the Guardians. The Owls of Ga’hoole
  1134. Dinner for Schmucks
  1135. The Least of These
  1136. The City of Your Final Destination
  1137. Sagan
  1138. Summer Coda
  1139. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  1140. Cats and Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty Galore
  1141. I’m Still Here
  1142. The Other Guys
  1143. The Last Airbender
  1144. Easy A
  1145. Tomorrow When the War Began
  1146. Despicable Me
  1147. Letters to Father Jakob (Postia poppi Jaakobille)
  1148. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  1149. Salt
  1150. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  1151. Piranha 3D
  1152. Vampires Suck
  1153. Matching Jack
  1154. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2010
  1155. Cairo Time
  1156. Peepli [Live]
  1157. The Expendables
  1158. Second Hand Wedding
  1159. Splice
  1160. Step Up 3D
  1161. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  1162. The Special Relationship
  1163. South Solitary
  1164. Killers
  1165. Leaving (Partir)
  1166. Inception
  1167. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  1168. Boy
  1169. The Waiting City
  1170. Knight and Day
  1171. L’Herisson (Hegehog)
  1172. The Runaways
  1173. Predators
  1174. The Karate Kid
  1175. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  1176. Toy Story 3
  1177. New York, I Love You
  1178. The A-Team
  1179. Get Him to the Greek
  1180. Accidents Happen
  1181. L’Affaire Farewell
  1182. Animal Kingdom
  1183. City Island
  1184. Le Concert
  1185. I Love You Too
  1186. The Kings of Mykonos
  1187. Letters to Juliet
  1188. Mademoiselle Chambon
  1189. Mother and Child
  1190. Shrek Forever After
  1191. Valhalla Rising
  1192. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2010 Special Edition
  1193. Abel
  1194. Les Amours Immaginaires
  1195. Another Year
  1196. Aurora
  1197. Biutiful
  1198. Blue Valentine
  1199. Burnt by the Sun 2: The Exodus
  1200. Carancho
  1201. Chonqing Blues (Rizhao Chongqing)
  1202. Copie Certifie (Certified Copy)
  1203. Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men)
  1204. Fair Game
  1205. Hahaha
  1206. L’homme qui crie (A Screaming Man)
  1207. Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law)
  1208. The Housemaid
  1209. Kaboom
  1210. Life, Above All
  1211. Lung Boonmee Rachuak Chat (Uncle Boonmee who can Recall Past Lives)
  1212. Marti, Dupa Craciun (Tuesday after Christmas)
  1213. My Joy
  1214. La Nostra Vita
  1215. SIGNIS Statement: "Des hommes et des dieux" (Of Gods and Men)
  1216. Octubre
  1217. Outrage
  1218. Poetry
  1219. La Princesse de Montpensier
  1220. Robin Hood
  1221. Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs)
  1222. Route Irish
  1223. Simon Werner e Disparu... (Lights Out)
  1224. The Strange Case of Angelica
  1225. Szerid Teremtes - A Frankenstein Terv (Tender Son - the Frankenstein Project
  1226. Tamara Drewe
  1227. Tournee (On Tour)
  1228. The Tree
  1229. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  1230. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  1231. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April/May 2010
  1232. Brooklyn’s Finest
  1233. Tooth Fairy
  1234. Sex and the City 2
  1235. The Losers
  1236. Rec 2
  1237. Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time
  1238. Gentlemen Broncos
  1239. Cop Out
  1241. Hot Tub Time Machine
  1242. A Room and a Half
  1243. Psych 9
  1244. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  1245. Furry Vengeance
  1246. Four Lions
  1247. The Backup PLan
  1248. Iron Man 2
  1249. Revanche
  1250. The Last Song
  1251. The Disappearance of Alice Creed
  1252. SIGNIS Statement: Agora
  1253. SIGNIS Statement: The Calling
  1254. The Joneses
  1255. Dogtooth
  1256. Centurion
  1257. It’s a Wonderful Afterlife
  1258. Cherrybomb
  1259. Date Night
  1260. Io Sono L’Amore (I Am Love)
  1261. Pazar (The Market - a Tale of Trade)
  1262. City of Life and Death
  1263. Cemetery Junction
  1264. Ghost (The Ghost Writer)
  1265. Dear John
  1266. Repo Men
  1267. Crying with Laughter
  1268. Boogie Woogie
  1269. Donne-moi La Main (Give Me Your Hand)
  1270. Shelter
  1271. The Infidel
  1272. Whip It
  1273. I Know You Know
  1274. SIGNIS Statement: Lourdes
  1275. SIGNIS Statement: No Greater Love
  1276. Shank
  1277. How to Train Your Dragon
  1278. Clash of the Titans
  1279. Remember Me
  1280. Kick Ass
  1281. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  1282. The Blind Side
  1283. I Love You, Phillip Morris
  1284. The Bounty Hunter
  1285. My Last Five Girlfriends
  1286. The Spy Next Door
  1287. Sons of Cuba
  1288. Salvage
  1289. The Scouting Book for Boys
  1290. House of the Devil
  1291. Green Zone
  1292. Hachi: a Dog’s Tale
  1293. Shutter Island
  1294. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  1295. The Kreutzer Sonata
  1296. The Father of My Children (Le Pere de Mes Enfants)
  1297. Chloe
  1298. Battle for Terra
  1299. The Wolfman
  1300. Oorlogswinter (Winter in Wartime)
  1301. Valentine’s Day
  1302. Solomon Kane
  1303. Powder Blue
  1304. The Crazies
  1305. Case 39
  1306. Anonyma
  1307. Alice in Wonderland
  1308. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief
  1309. Ondine
  1310. Micmacs
  1311. Legion
  1312. Leap Year
  1313. From Paris with Love
  1314. Extraordinary Measures
  1315. Everybody’s Fine
  1316. Crazy Heart
  1317. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2010 Special Edition
  1318. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January/February 2010
  1319. L’Arbre et La Foret (Family Tree)
  1320. L’Autre Dumas (The Other Dumas)
  1321. Bal (Honey)
  1322. David Wants to Fly
  1323. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  1324. En Familie (A Family)
  1325. Father of Invention
  1326. Die Fremde (When You Leave)
  1327. Greenberg
  1328. Jud Suss: Rise and Fall
  1329. The Kids are All Right
  1330. The Killer Inside Me
  1331. Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons)
  1332. My Name is Khan
  1333. Na Putu (On the Path)
  1334. Otouto (About Her Brother)
  1335. Please Give
  1336. Red Hill
  1337. Shahada (Faith)
  1338. Son of Babylon
  1339. Submarino
  1340. When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
  1341. A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop
  1342. Invictus
  1343. The Book of Eli
  1344. Astro Boy
  1345. Youth in Revolt
  1346. Up in the Air
  1347. Tony
  1348. A Single Man
  1349. Romeo and Juliet (Indonesia)
  1350. Holy Water
  1351. Exam
  1352. It’s Complicated
  1353. 44 Inch Chest
  1354. Nine
  1355. St Trinians: the Legend of Fritton’s Gold
  1356. Ninja Assassin
  1357. Daybreakers
  1358. Armored
  1359. Edge of Darkness
  1360. Motherhood
  1361. Brothers
  1362. Breathless
  1363. Bran Nue Dae
  1364. All About Steve
  1365. The Princess and the Frog
  1366. Talentime
  1367. Troubled Water (De Usynlige)
  1368. Extract
  1369. Shrink
  1370. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  1371. Diamant 13
  1372. Old Dogs
  1373. Did You Hear about the Morgans?
  1374. Mao’s Last Dancer
  1375. Sherlock Holmes
  1376. The Lovely Bones
  1377. Prime Mover
  1378. The Brothers Bloom
  1379. Avatar
  1380. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November/December 2009
  1381. The Other Man
  1382. Post Grad
  1383. Unmade Beds
  1384. Where the Wild Things Are
  1385. Planet 51
  1386. Only When I Dance
  1387. Nowhere Boy
  1388. The Merry Gentleman
  1389. Me and Orson Welles
  1390. The Girlfriend Experience
  1391. Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life)
  1392. The Descent: Part 2
  1393. Cracks
  1394. The Box
  1395. Nativity!
  1396. Paranormal Activity
  1397. Law Abiding Citizen
  1398. Bunny and the Bull
  1399. Machan
  1400. The Boys are Back
  1401. New Moon (The Twilight Saga: New Moon)
  1402. Glorious 39
  1403. A Serious Man
  1404. Examined Life
  1405. Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall)
  1406. Harry Brown
  1407. Amelia
  1408. 2012
  1409. The Fourth Kind
  1410. An Education
  1411. A Christmas Carol
  1412. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  1413. The Cove
  1414. The Horseman
  1415. Jennifer’s Body
  1416. Fantastic Mr Fox
  1417. Saw VI
  1418. Coffin Rock
  1419. Dead Man Running
  1420. Stone Bros.
  1421. Disgrace
  1422. My Year without Sex
  1423. This Is It
  1424. Blessed
  1425. Cirque du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant
  1426. Cedar Boys
  1427. Beautiful Kate
  1428. 9
  1429. Pontypool
  1430. Couples Retreat
  1431. Halloween II
  1432. Ong Bak: the Beginning
  1433. Zombieland
  1434. Capitalism: A Love Story
  1435. The Informant!
  1436. Pandorum
  1437. My Life in Ruins (Driving Aphrodite)
  1438. Surrogates
  1439. The Invention of Lying
  1440. Whiteout
  1441. Sorority Row
  1442. The Soloist
  1443. Management
  1444. Julie & Julia
  1445. Jack Said
  1446. Gamer
  1447. The Firm
  1448. Fame
  1449. Dorian Gray
  1450. The Crimson Wing
  1451. Creation
  1452. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  1453. Blind Dating
  1454. Away We Go
  1455. Adventureland
  1456. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2009
  1457. District 9
  1458. (500) Days of Summer
  1459. The Red Baron
  1460. Sztuczki (Tricks)
  1461. Shorts
  1462. Funny People
  1463. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  1464. A Perfect Getaway
  1465. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  1466. The Final Destination
  1467. Dance Flick
  1468. Bandslam
  1469. Aliens in the Attic
  1470. Orphan
  1471. Adam
  1472. GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  1473. Home
  1474. The Ugly Truth
  1475. G-Force
  1476. The Taking of Pelham 123
  1477. Land of the Lost
  1478. Crossing Over
  1479. Mad, Sad and Bad
  1480. Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
  1481. The Limits of Control
  1482. The Hurt Locker
  1483. Villa Amalia
  1484. Antichrist: An Essay/Review
  1485. The Proposal
  1486. Just Another Love Story
  1487. Charles Dickens’ England
  1488. Soul at Peace (Pokoj v Dusi)
  1489. Bist (Twenty)
  1490. Un Age a la Mer (Angel at Sea)
  1491. Tutta Colpa di Giuda
  1492. Swinki (Piggies)
  1493. Goodbye, Solo
  1494. Moon
  1495. Martyrs
  1496. The Informers
  1497. Lake Tahoe
  1498. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  1499. Frozen River
  1500. Cold Souls
  1501. Bruno
  1502. Red Mist
  1503. Public Enemies
  1504. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  1505. Shirin
  1506. Blood: the Last Vampire
  1507. My Sister’s Keeper
  1508. Sunshine Cleaning
  1509. Rudo y Cursi
  1510. Sin Nombre
  1511. Year One
  1512. The Last Thakur
  1513. The Last House on the Left
  1514. Doghouse
  1515. Everlasting Moments (Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments)
  1516. Telstar
  1517. Gigantic
  1518. Red Cliff
  1519. Helen
  1520. The Hangover
  1521. O’Horten
  1522. The Children of the Silk Road (The Children of Huang Shi/ Escape from Huang Shi)
  1523. Sex Drive
  1524. Terminator Salvation
  1525. Tormented
  1526. Sugar
  1527. Pour Elle (Anything for Her)
  1528. Max Manus
  1529. Last Chance Harvey
  1530. The Hide
  1531. Awaydays
  1532. Angels & Demons
  1533. Fighting
  1534. Drag Me to Hell
  1535. Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian
  1536. Endgame
  1537. Obsessed
  1538. Viva
  1539. French Film
  1540. Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
  1541. Visage
  1542. Vincere
  1543. Vengeance
  1544. Up
  1545. The Tsar
  1546. The Time that Remains
  1547. Thirst: Ceci est mon Sang
  1548. Tales from the Golden Age
  1549. Taking Woodstock
  1550. The Silent Army
  1551. Samson & Delilah
  1552. Un Prophete
  1553. Precious
  1554. Police, Adjective
  1555. Nobody Knows About Persian Cats
  1556. My Neighbour, My Killer
  1557. Mother
  1558. Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
  1559. Manila
  1560. Looking for Eric
  1561. Jaffa
  1562. Kinatay
  1563. Irene
  1564. Inglourious Basterds
  1565. Independencia
  1566. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  1567. La Fille du RER (The Girl on the Train)
  1568. Fish Tank
  1569. Eyes Wide Open
  1570. Enter the Void
  1571. Demain des L’Aube
  1572. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
  1573. Chun Fen Chen Zui De Ye Wan (Spring Fever)
  1574. Cendres et Sang (Ashes and Blood)
  1575. Bright Star
  1576. L’Armee du Crime
  1577. A L’Origine
  1578. Los Abrazos Rotos
  1579. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2009 Special Edition
  1580. SIGNIS Statement: Angels and Demons
  1581. Good
  1582. Coraline
  1583. Star Trek
  1584. Wolverine: X Men Origins
  1585. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April 2009
  1586. Is Anybody There?
  1587. Momma’s Man
  1588. Shifty
  1589. Seraphine
  1590. Villa Jasmin
  1591. Snow (Snijeg)
  1592. Four Nights with Anna
  1593. Fermat’s Room (La habitacion de Fermat)
  1594. Wrong Rosary
  1595. Tear This Heart Out (Arrancame la vida)
  1596. Skin
  1597. Si Puo Fare (We Can Do It/ It Can Be Done)
  1598. Scratch (Rysa)
  1599. Hannah Montana: the Movie
  1600. Blue Eyelids (Parpados Azules)
  1601. Crank: High Voltage
  1602. The Empty Nest
  1603. The Market - a tale of Trade
  1604. Rain
  1605. The Necessities of Life (Ce qu’il faut pour vivre)
  1606. State of Play
  1607. Observe and Report
  1608. Outlander
  1609. Hassan and Morkos
  1610. Departures (Okuribito)
  1611. Dansen (Dancers)
  1612. Blind Sunflowers (Los Girasoles Ciegos)
  1613. 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum)
  1614. In the Loop
  1615. Not Easily Broken
  1616. Five Minutes of Heaven
  1617. Let the Right One In
  1618. I Love You, Man
  1619. Fifty Dead Men Walking
  1620. Dragonball: Evolution
  1621. 17 Again
  1622. Fast and Furious
  1623. Tony Manero
  1624. Race to Witch Mountain
  1625. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2009
  1626. SIGNIS Statement: Religulous
  1627. Cherry Blossoms (Kirschebluten/Hanami)
  1628. Monsters Vs Aliens
  1629. The Boat that Rocked
  1630. I Can’t Think Straight
  1631. The World Unseen
  1632. Religulous
  1633. The Uninvited
  1634. Little Ashes
  1635. The Haunting in Connecticut
  1636. Knowing
  1637. The Life Before Her Eyes
  1638. Traitor
  1639. Genova
  1640. The Damned United
  1641. Duplicity
  1642. Diminished Capacity
  1643. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  1644. Lesbian Vampire Killers
  1645. The Age of Stupid
  1646. Flash of Genius
  1647. Bronson
  1648. Hush
  1649. The Great Debaters
  1650. The Young Victoria
  1651. Wendy and Lucy
  1652. Watchmen
  1653. Reverb
  1654. A Short Stay in Switzerland
  1655. Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron)
  1656. The Burning Plain
  1657. American Teen
  1658. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2009 Special Edition
  1659. Yarwng (Roots)
  1660. The Crew
  1661. He’s Just Not That Into You
  1662. Push
  1663. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  1664. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2009
  1665. The International
  1666. New in Town
  1667. The Unborn
  1668. Franklyn
  1669. Cadillac Records
  1670. Hotel for Dogs
  1671. Friday the 13th
  1672. Gran Torino
  1673. All About Elly (Darbareye Elly)
  1674. Alle Anderen (Everyone Else)
  1675. An American in New York
  1676. Ander
  1677. Beast Stalker
  1678. The Bone Man (Der Knochenmann)
  1679. Burrowing (Man Tanker Sitt)
  1680. Cheri
  1681. The Countess
  1682. Deutschland 09
  1683. Eden a L’Ouest (Eden is West)
  1684. End of Love
  1685. The Fish Child (El Nino Pez)
  1686. Forever Enthralled
  1687. Gigante
  1688. Happy Tears
  1689. John Rabe
  1690. Just Walking (Solo Quiero Caminar)
  1691. Katalin Varga
  1692. Letters to the President
  1693. London River
  1694. Mammoth
  1695. The Messenger
  1696. Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustuda)
  1697. My One and Only
  1698. Pedro
  1699. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  1700. Rage
  1701. Ricky
  1702. Ruckenwind (Light Gradient)
  1703. Storm
  1704. Tatarak (Sweet Rush)
  1705. Welcome
  1706. Winterstilte (Winter Silence)
  1707. Notorious
  1708. The Pink Panther 2
  1709. The Spirit
  1710. The Square
  1711. Bottle Shock
  1712. Bolt
  1713. JCVD
  1714. Cronoscrimines (Time Crimes)
  1715. Valkyrie
  1716. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
  1717. Henry Poole is Here
  1718. The Broken
  1719. Battle in Seattle
  1720. Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans
  1721. Tokyo Sonata
  1722. The Punisher: War Zone
  1723. Who Killed Nancy?
  1724. My Bloody Valentine 3D
  1725. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2009
  1726. My Mom’s New Boyfriend
  1727. Lucky Miles
  1728. Marley and Me
  1729. Gabriel
  1730. Bride Wars
  1731. Monkey PUzzle
  1732. Doubt
  1733. Frost/Nixon
  1734. Defiance
  1735. Revolutionary Road
  1736. Roman de Gare
  1737. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2
  1738. Seven Pounds
  1739. Transsiberian
  1740. Garbage Warrior
  1741. Yes Man
  1742. The Grocer’s Son
  1743. Slumdog Millionaire
  1744. The Reader
  1745. Far North
  1746. Bedtime Stories
  1747. Beverley Hills Chihuahua
  1748. Newcastle
  1749. Fugitive Pieces
  1750. Gonzo, the Life and Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
  1751. The Wrestler
  1752. A Bunch of Amateurs
  1753. Twilight
  1754. The Tale of Despereaux
  1755. Milk
  1756. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  1757. Australia
  1758. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2008
  1759. The Church in Transition: Doubt
  1760. Faintheart
  1761. Dean Spanley
  1762. Trade
  1763. The Stone of Destiny
  1764. Nordwand (North Face)
  1765. Love and Honour
  1766. Inkheart
  1767. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  1768. Choke
  1769. Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
  1770. My Best Friend’s Girl
  1771. The Secret Life of Bees
  1772. Quarantine
  1773. Summer
  1774. Julia
  1775. Four Christmases
  1776. Il Vento Va il Suo Giro (The Wind Blows Around)
  1777. Un Poco de Chocolade (A Little Bit of Chocolate)
  1778. Transporter 3
  1779. The Girl in the Park
  1780. Les Lignes du Sang (Rivals)
  1781. Bonneville
  1782. The Children
  1783. The Express
  1784. Lakeview Terrace
  1785. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October-November 2008
  1786. Body of Lies
  1787. The Oxford Murders
  1788. Flawless
  1789. Dialogue avec mon Jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)
  1790. The Warlords
  1791. Easy Virtue
  1792. Fine, Totally Fine
  1793. Max Payne
  1794. Pride and Glory
  1795. Zach and Miri Make a Porno
  1796. Choking Man
  1797. The Baader Meinhof Complex
  1798. Scar 3D
  1799. W
  1800. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
  1801. Quantum of Solace
  1802. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  1803. Incendiary
  1804. Of Time and the City
  1805. Le Ring
  1806. A nyomozo (The Investigation)
  1807. Rumba
  1808. Saw V
  1809. Un Coeur Simple (A Simple Heart)
  1810. Non Pensarci (Don’t Think About It)
  1811. Eagle Eye
  1812. Igor
  1813. The Rocker
  1814. Free Jimmy
  1815. Young @ Heart
  1816. La Zona
  1817. Rachel Getting Married
  1818. Bigga than Ben
  1819. Vinyan
  1820. Nights in Rodanthe
  1821. City of Ember
  1822. Mirrors
  1823. Brideshead Revisited
  1824. Mutant Chronicles
  1825. The House Bunny
  1826. Fly Me to the Moon 3D
  1827. SIGNIS Statement: Brideshead Revisited and its Catholicism
  1828. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2008
  1829. Tropic Thunder
  1830. 88 Minutes
  1831. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
  1832. Good Dick
  1833. Die Welle (The Wave)
  1834. Rocknrolla
  1835. Redbelt
  1836. Righteous Kill
  1837. The Foot Fist Way
  1838. Death Race
  1839. Bangkok Dangerous
  1840. Appaloosa
  1841. The Women
  1842. Taken
  1843. Eden Lake
  1844. Babylon AD
  1845. Live!
  1846. Burn After Reading
  1847. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  1848. Disaster Movie
  1849. Myrin (Jar City)
  1850. Partition
  1851. The Strangers
  1852. Step-Brothers
  1853. SIGNIS Film reviews: August 2008
  1854. Puffball
  1855. Times and Winds (Bes Vakit)
  1856. The Wackness
  1857. Wild Child
  1858. Shoot on Sight
  1859. Daylight Robbery
  1860. El Cantante
  1861. Somers Town
  1862. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  1863. Get Smart
  1864. Ben X
  1865. College Road Trip
  1866. Hellboy II: the Golden Army
  1867. Man from Plains
  1868. Three and Out
  1869. Vexille
  1870. Angel
  1871. The Clone Wars
  1872. Miss Pettigrew Lives a Day
  1873. The Karamazovs
  1874. SIGNIS Statement: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  1875. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  1876. CJ7
  1877. Make it Happen
  1878. Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)
  1879. Renard et L’Enfant (The Fox and the Child)
  1880. The Love Guru
  1881. Cidade dos Homens (City of Men)
  1882. The X Files: I Want to Believe
  1883. Married Life
  1884. Cass
  1885. Blindsight
  1886. Paris
  1887. Before the Rains
  1888. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  1889. Elle s’appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine)
  1890. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame
  1891. The Dark Knight
  1892. Baby Mama
  1893. Meet Dave
  1894. WALL.E
  1895. Donkey Punch
  1896. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July 2008
  1897. Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
  1898. Mamma Mia
  1899. The Forbidden Kingdom
  1900. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2008
  1901. La Romance d’Astree et Celadon
  1902. Mad Detective
  1903. Mes Amis, Mes Amours
  1904. Kung Fu Panda
  1905. In Memory of My Father
  1906. Adulthood
  1907. El Bano del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet)
  1908. My Winnipeg
  1909. Les Femmes de l’Ombre (Female Agents)
  1910. Prince Caspian
  1911. Hancock
  1912. Wanted
  1913. Cassandra’s Dream
  1914. The Ruins
  1915. The Edge of Love
  1916. The Waiting Room
  1917. In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  1918. The Happening
  1919. The Incredible Hulk
  1920. Hors de Prix (Priceless)
  1921. Teeth
  1922. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2008 Special Edition
  1923. The Escapist
  1924. Kamikaze Girls
  1925. Persepolis
  1926. Mongol
  1927. Ostrov (The Island)
  1928. Taxi to the Darkside
  1929. Balls of Fury
  1930. Mad Money
  1931. Anamorph
  1932. Filth: the Mary Whitehouse Story
  1933. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  1934. Sarkar Raj
  1935. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanomo
  1936. Caramel
  1937. Prom Night
  1938. Superhero Movie
  1939. Chemical Wedding
  1940. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  1941. Sex and the City
  1942. Timber Falls
  1943. 24 City
  1944. Adoration
  1945. A Festa da Menina Morta (Dead Girl’s Feast)
  1946. Afterschool
  1947. Los Bastardos
  1948. Blindness
  1949. The Chaser
  1950. Che
  1951. Un Conte de Noel
  1952. Delta
  1953. Il Divo
  1954. Entre les Murs (The Class)
  1955. The Exchange (formerly Changeling)
  1956. La Frontiere de l’Aube (The Dawn Shore)
  1957. Gomorrah
  1958. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
  1959. Hunger
  1960. Johnny Mad Dog
  1961. Leonera (Lion’s Den)
  1962. Linha de Passe
  1963. Milh Hadha Al-Bahr (Salt of this Sea)
  1964. La Mujer sin Cabeza
  1965. My Magic
  1966. Ocean Flame
  1967. Versailles
  1968. De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary)
  1969. Palermo Shooting
  1970. Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood)
  1971. Serbis
  1972. Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna’s Silence)
  1973. Soi Cowboy
  1974. Surveillance
  1975. Synecdoche, New York
  1976. Tokyo!
  1977. UC Maymun (The Three Monkeys)
  1978. Ting Chi (Parking)
  1979. Tulpan
  1980. Two Lovers
  1981. Vicki Cristina Barcelona
  1982. La Vie Moderne
  1983. Waltz with Bashir
  1984. What Just Happened?
  1985. Wolke 9 (Cloud 9)
  1986. Bienvenue chez les Ch’its (Welcome to the Sticks)
  1987. The Black Balloon
  1988. Charlie Bartlett
  1989. Shutter
  1990. Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead
  1991. La Question Humaine (Heartbeat Detector)
  1992. Cashback
  1993. XXY
  1994. Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
  1995. Honeydripper
  1996. Un Secret
  1997. The Air I Breathe
  1998. SIGNIS Films Reviews: April 2008
  1999. The Eye
  2000. Speed Racer
  2001. What Happens in Vegas
  2002. Stop-Loss
  2003. [Rec.]
  2004. Iron Man
  2005. Manufacturing Landscapes
  2006. Made of Honour
  2007. Doomsday
  2008. In Bruges
  2009. Pathology
  2010. Street Kings
  2011. One Missed Call
  2012. P2
  2013. My Enemy’s Enemy
  2014. Nim’s Island
  2015. 21
  2016. Leatherheads
  2017. Flashbacks of a Fool
  2018. Deception
  2019. Fool’s Gold
  2020. Gone Baby Gone
  2021. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  2022. The Mourning Forest
  2023. Boarding Gate
  2024. Death Defying Acts
  2025. Ballast
  2026. The Visitor
  2027. Smart People
  2028. The Mist
  2029. The King of California
  2030. Funny Games U.S.
  2031. Son of Rambow
  2032. Awake
  2033. How She Move
  2034. My Brother is an Only Child
  2035. Drillbit Taylor
  2036. First Sunday
  2037. The Go Master
  2038. Run, Fatboy, Run
  2039. The 11th Hour
  2040. Meet the Spartans
  2041. Lars and the Real Girl
  2042. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  2043. Step Up 2: The Streets
  2044. The Orphanage (El Orfanato)
  2045. Love in the Time of Cholera
  2046. Dr Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who
  2047. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2008
  2048. L’heure Zero (Towards Zero)
  2049. Avril
  2050. Sous Les Bombes (Under the Bombs)
  2051. Children of Glory
  2052. Out of the Blue
  2053. Miss Austen Regrets
  2054. Assembly
  2055. The Cottage
  2056. Beaufort
  2057. 10,000 BC
  2058. Vantage Point
  2059. Four Minutes (Vier Minuten)
  2060. La Grain et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain)
  2061. George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead
  2062. Garage
  2063. Fade to Black
  2064. The Accidental Husband
  2065. The Baker
  2066. The Bank Job
  2067. The Bucket List
  2068. Mang Shan (Blind Mountain)
  2069. Mister Lonely
  2070. Rambo
  2071. Semi-Pro
  2072. Untraceable
  2073. Waz
  2074. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2008 Special Edition
  2075. Tirador (Slingshot)
  2076. 3 Zan (3 Women)
  2077. Tatil Katibi (Summer Book)
  2078. Standard Operating Procedure
  2079. Sleep Dealer
  2080. Restless
  2081. The Other Boleyn Girl
  2082. Night and Day (Bam Gua Nat)
  2083. Man Jeuk (Sparrow)
  2084. Lemon Tree
  2085. Lady Jane
  2086. Katyn
  2087. Kabei - Our Mother
  2088. Jesus Christus Erloser (Jesus Christ Saviour)
  2089. Jerusalema
  2090. Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I Have Loved You for So Long)
  2091. Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
  2092. Happy-Go-Lucky
  2093. Fireflies in the Garden
  2094. Feuerherz (Heart of Fire)
  2095. Elegy
  2096. Dream Boy
  2097. Derek
  2098. Corroboree
  2099. Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos)
  2100. Boy A
  2101. Be Kind Rewind
  2102. Balikbayan Box
  2103. Black Water
  2104. Jumper
  2105. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2008
  2106. There Will Be Blood
  2107. Juno
  2108. Definitely, Maybe
  2109. The Forest of Death
  2110. The Professor and his Beloved Equation
  2111. The Water Horse
  2112. Time to Die
  2113. The Matrimony
  2114. Penelope
  2115. Anche Libero va bene (Across the Ridge)
  2116. Le Scaphandre et Le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
  2117. Margot at the Wedding
  2118. Things We Lost in the Fire
  2119. Over Her Dead Body
  2120. Italianetz (The Italian)
  2121. Cloverfield
  2122. Battle for Haditha
  2123. The Savages
  2124. Desaccord Parfait (Twice on a Lifetime)
  2125. Ensemble, C’est Tout (Hunting and Gathering)
  2126. Clubland
  2127. The Final Winter
  2128. Footy Legends
  2129. The Good Night
  2130. Kokoda
  2131. Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  2132. September
  2133. Asterix at the Olympic Games
  2134. St Trinians
  2135. Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story
  2136. Underdog
  2137. Charlie Wilson’s War
  2138. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2008
  2139. Alien versus Predator: Requiem
  2140. Dan in Real Life
  2141. PS I Love You
  2142. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  2143. Romulus, My Father
  2144. Rogue
  2145. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  2146. I Am Legend
  2147. Closing the Ring
  2148. The Man in the Chair
  2149. The Game Plan
  2150. The Bet
  2151. 27 Dresses
  2152. As It Is In Heaven
  2153. Arctic Tale
  2154. Youth without Youth
  2155. Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
  2156. Weirdsville
  2157. My Kid Could Paint That
  2158. Infinite Justice
  2159. Chromophobia
  2160. Anna M
  2161. Bella
  2162. The Bee Movie
  2163. He Was a Quiet Man
  2164. SIGNIS Statement: The Golden Compass
  2165. 30 Days of Night
  2166. Brick Lane
  2167. Enchanted
  2168. A Very British Gangster
  2169. Code Name: The Cleaner
  2170. I’m Not There
  2171. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November 2007
  2172. Pret-moi la main (I Do)
  2173. Talk to Me
  2174. Rescue Dawn
  2175. Shrooms
  2176. Fred Claus
  2177. Hitman
  2178. This Christmas
  2179. August Rush
  2180. You Kill Me
  2181. Stellet Licht
  2182. Silk
  2183. Into the Wild
  2184. The Lookout
  2185. Good Luck Chuck
  2186. Beowulf
  2187. I Served the King of England
  2188. The Jane Austen Book Club
  2189. Redacted
  2190. The Magic Flute
  2191. American Gangster
  2192. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  2193. Lions for Lambs
  2194. SIGNIS Statement: Elizabeth - The Golden Age
  2195. Once
  2196. Black Sheep
  2197. Nancy Drew
  2198. Mr Brooks
  2199. The Last Legion
  2200. Resident Evil: Extinction
  2201. The Invasion
  2202. Razzle Dazzle
  2203. Interview
  2204. Stardust
  2205. Rendition
  2206. Ratatouille
  2207. The Nines
  2208. In the Valley of Elah
  2209. The Hunting Party
  2210. Eastern Promises
  2211. The Dark is Rising
  2212. The Darjeeling Limited
  2213. Daddy Day Camp
  2214. Blame it on Fidel
  2215. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2007
  2216. Rocket Science
  2217. Shoot ’em Up
  2218. Mr Woodcock
  2219. Across the Universe
  2220. Halloween
  2221. Sleuth
  2222. Death at a Funeral
  2223. Syndromes and a Century
  2224. Lust, Caution
  2225. It’s a Free World
  2226. War
  2227. The Nanny Diaries
  2228. And When Did You Last See Your Father
  2229. Control
  2230. Dnevnoy Dozor (Day Watch)
  2231. Feast of Love
  2232. The Heartbreak Kid
  2233. Hot Rod
  2234. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  2235. The Kingdom
  2236. The Brave One
  2237. Die Falscher (The Counterfeiters)
  2238. In Memoria di Me
  2239. Takva
  2240. Superbad
  2241. Le Serpent
  2242. Michael Clayton
  2243. Irina Palm
  2244. Georgia Rule
  2245. The Ex (Fast Track)
  2246. SIGNIS Films Reviews: August/September 2007
  2247. Atonement
  2248. 3:10 to Yuma
  2249. No Reservations
  2250. Death Sentence
  2251. 1408
  2252. December Boys
  2253. 2 Days in Paris
  2254. Year of the Dog
  2255. Buy it Now
  2256. Quelques Jours en Septembre
  2257. Hallam Foe
  2258. We are all Christs (Wszyscy Jestesmy Chrystusami)
  2259. Sugarhouse
  2260. Waitress
  2261. Seraphim Falls
  2262. Lady Chatterley
  2263. Knocked Up
  2264. Evening
  2265. Eagle vs Shark
  2266. 12.08, East of Bucharest
  2267. The Bourne Ultimatum
  2268. Sparkle
  2269. Bratz the Movie
  2270. Ecoute le temps
  2271. Mee Shee: the Water Giant
  2272. Marigold
  2273. Copying Beethoven
  2274. Surf’s Up
  2275. Rush Hour 3
  2276. License to Wed
  2277. Happily N’Ever After
  2278. Wind Chill
  2279. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June-July 2007
  2280. Tales from Earthsea
  2281. Gandhi my Father
  2282. Evan Almighty
  2283. The Hoax
  2284. I Have Never Forgotten You: the Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
  2285. Transformers
  2286. In the Land of Women
  2287. The Walker
  2288. The Simpsons Movie
  2289. Disturbia
  2290. Daratt
  2291. Macbeth
  2292. The Priestess
  2293. The Lark Farm
  2294. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2295. Hairspray
  2296. A Story of People in War and Peace
  2297. Screamers
  2298. SIGNIS Statement: Sinner
  2299. The War on Democracy
  2300. Die Hard 4.0
  2301. Dead Silence
  2302. The Flying Scotsman
  2303. Hostel 2
  2304. Sketches of Frank Gehry
  2305. Shrek the Third
  2306. Grow Your Own
  2307. Ne le dis a personne (Tell No One)
  2308. Lucky You
  2309. Captivity
  2310. PTU
  2311. The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  2312. Water
  2313. Vacancy
  2314. Are We Done Yet?
  2315. Frankie
  2316. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2007 Special Edition
  2317. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May 2007
  2318. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April 2007
  2319. The Wild Blue Yonder
  2320. Messages
  2321. Black Gold
  2322. Nuovomondo (Golden Door)
  2323. Turistas (Paradise Lost)
  2324. Je Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime (Not Here to be Loved)
  2325. The Tiger’s Tail
  2326. Oceans 13
  2327. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End
  2328. The Chumscrubber
  2329. The City of Violence
  2330. The Hitcher
  2331. We Own the Night
  2332. Naissance des Pieuvres (Water Lilies)
  2333. Une Vielle Maitresse (An Old Mistress)
  2334. Triangle
  2335. Terror’s Advocate
  2336. Tehilim
  2337. La Soledad
  2338. Sicko
  2339. Secret Sunshine
  2340. Savage Grace
  2341. Paranoid Park
  2342. No Country for Old Men
  2343. My Blueberry Nights
  2344. Munruyangabo
  2345. A Mighty Heart
  2346. The Man from London
  2347. Import/Export
  2348. Go Go Tales
  2349. The Flight of the Red Balloon (Le Voyage de Ballon Rouge)
  2350. Death Proof
  2351. Les Chansons d’Amour (Love Songs)
  2352. Chacun Son Cinema
  2353. Centochiodi (A Hundred Nails)
  2354. Breath (Soom)
  2355. Boxes
  2356. The Banishment
  2357. The Band’s Visit
  2358. Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)
  2359. Apres Lui
  2360. Alexandra
  2361. L’Age des Tenebres (The Age of Ignorance)
  2362. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
  2363. Lovewrecked
  2364. Conversations with Other Women
  2365. Like Minds
  2366. Mon Meilleur Ami (My Best Friend)
  2367. Dans Paris
  2368. 28 Weeks Later
  2369. Black Snake Moan
  2370. Spiderman 3
  2371. La Noche de los Girasoles (The Night of the Sunflowers)
  2372. Goya’s Ghosts
  2373. Beyond the Gates of Splendor
  2374. End of the Spear
  2375. Goodbye Bafana
  2376. The Breed
  2377. This is England
  2378. The Painted Veil
  2379. The Last Mimzy
  2380. Next
  2381. Reno 911!: Miami
  2382. Straightheads
  2383. Away from Her
  2384. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  2385. The Puffy Chair
  2386. Fracture
  2387. Fur: an Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
  2388. The Jesus Project
  2389. Half Nelson
  2390. The Pathfinder: An Untold Legend
  2391. The Reaping
  2392. Reign over me
  2393. Son of Man
  2394. Perfect Stranger
  2395. Edmond
  2396. La Mome (La Vie en Rose)
  2397. Unknown
  2398. Shooter
  2399. Provoked (Provoked: a True Story)
  2400. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
  2401. One Night with the King
  2402. Wild Hogs
  2403. The Bridge to Terabithia
  2404. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February/March 2007
  2405. Meet the Robinsons
  2406. Sunshine
  2407. Blades of Glory
  2408. The Messengers
  2409. The Namesake
  2410. Curse of the Golden Flower
  2411. Stomp the Yard
  2412. Stay (Sleeping Dogs)
  2413. Mr Bean’s Holiday
  2414. The Hills Have Eyes II
  2415. Factory Girl
  2416. Deliver Us from Evil: SIGNIS Statement
  2417. Catch a Fire
  2418. L’Amico di famiglia (The Family Friend)
  2419. The Last Sineater
  2420. Catch and Release
  2421. Amazing Grace
  2422. TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  2423. I Want Candy
  2424. The Ultimate Gift
  2425. Premonition
  2426. Sherrybaby
  2427. Facing the Giants
  2428. Breach
  2429. Zodiac
  2430. Sheitan
  2431. The Astronaut Farmer
  2432. Outlaw
  2433. After the Wedding (Efter Brylluppet)
  2434. Norbit
  2435. Becoming Jane
  2436. The Good German
  2437. Gone
  2438. Kardia
  2439. Music and Lyrics
  2440. 300
  2441. Bamako
  2442. Hot Fuzz
  2443. Eklavya: the Royal Guard
  2444. Middletown
  2445. A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
  2446. Alpha Dog
  2447. Material Girls
  2448. Inland Empire
  2449. Fauteuils d’Orchestre (Orchestra Seats)
  2450. The Number 23
  2451. Because I Said So
  2452. School for Scoundrels
  2453. Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur et les Minimoys)
  2454. Blood and Chocolate
  2455. Goal 2! Living the Dream
  2456. Hannibal Rising
  2457. Epic Movie
  2458. The Reef
  2459. The Good Shepherd
  2460. Ghost Rider
  2461. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2007
  2462. Dreamgirls
  2463. Notes on a Scandal
  2464. Letters from Iwo Jima
  2465. Kenny
  2466. Welcome to Dongmakgol
  2467. The Last King of Scotland
  2468. For Your Consideration
  2469. Irresistible
  2470. Little Red Flowers
  2471. The Illusionist
  2472. Freedom Writers
  2473. Smokin’ Aces
  2474. Ghosts
  2475. Venus
  2476. Flyboys
  2477. Ils (Them)
  2478. Suburban Mayhem
  2479. Gridiron Gang
  2480. Miss Potter
  2481. The Return
  2482. Zwartboek (Black Book)
  2483. Charlotte’s Web
  2484. Flicka
  2485. Boytown
  2486. The Fountain
  2487. Bobby
  2488. 3 Needles
  2489. Last Train to Freo
  2490. Scoop
  2491. La Doublure (The Valet)
  2492. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2006
  2493. Flags of our Fathers
  2494. Night at the Museum
  2495. Rocky Balboa
  2496. Perfume: the Story of a Murderer
  2497. Zoom
  2498. Kabul Express
  2499. It’s a Boy/Girl Thing
  2500. Employee of the Month
  2501. "The Nativity Story" Seen from the Philippines
  2502. Running With Scissors
  2503. Blood Diamond
  2504. Unaccompanied Minors (Grounded)
  2505. Eragon
  2506. Deja Vu
  2507. Black Christmas
  2508. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November 2006
  2509. A Prairie Home Companion
  2510. The Pursuit of Happyness
  2511. Apocalypto
  2512. The Holiday
  2513. Frostbiten (Frostbite)
  2514. London to Brighton
  2515. Die Grosse Stille (Into Great Silence)
  2516. Happy Feet
  2517. Jackass Number Two
  2518. Deck the Halls
  2519. The Covenant
  2520. Suburban Mayhem
  2521. Zemastan (It’s Winter)
  2522. Pan’s Labyrinth
  2523. Shortbus
  2524. Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
  2525. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  2526. Flushed Away
  2527. Stranger Than Fiction
  2528. Big Nothing
  2529. All the Invisible Children
  2530. Antikorper (Antibodies)
  2531. Twelve and Holding
  2532. The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
  2533. Breaking and Entering
  2534. Heroes and Villains
  2535. Special (RX) Specioprin Hydrochloride
  2536. Casino Royale
  2537. Puritan
  2538. The Host (Gue-Mool)
  2539. The Prestige
  2540. Waist Deep
  2541. Little Children
  2542. The Nativity Story
  2543. Earthlings (Ugly Bags of Mostly Water)
  2544. All the King’s Men
  2545. The Last Kiss
  2546. Saw III
  2547. Mischief Night
  2548. Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  2549. Sixty Six
  2550. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
  2551. Gypo
  2552. La Tourneuse de Pages (The Page Turner)
  2553. Peaceful Warrior
  2554. Driving Lessons
  2555. Wordplay
  2556. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2006
  2557. Idlewild
  2558. The Grudge 2
  2559. Stick It
  2560. New Police Story
  2561. Step Up
  2562. Infamous
  2563. The History Boys
  2564. Tais Toi (Shut Up)
  2565. Starter for Ten
  2566. Open Season
  2567. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  2568. The Aryan Couple
  2569. Scenes of a Sexual Nature
  2570. A Good Year
  2571. The Guardian
  2572. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2006
  2573. Quinceanera (Echo Park LA)
  2574. Man Push Cart
  2575. Accepted
  2576. The Departed
  2577. Johanna
  2578. Life and Lyrics
  2579. Nina’s Heavenly Delights
  2580. Hoodwinked
  2581. DOA: Dead or Alive
  2582. A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
  2583. Kekexili (Mountain Patrol)
  2584. Click
  2585. Dirty Sanchez - the Movie
  2586. Keane
  2587. The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  2588. Hollywoodland
  2589. Clerks II
  2590. An Inconvenient Truth
  2591. Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  2592. Snow Cake
  2593. Little Miss Sunshine
  2594. The Wicker Man
  2595. The Devil Wears Prada
  2596. SIGNIS Film Reviews: August 2006
  2597. World Trade Center
  2598. The Black Dahlia
  2599. Children of Men
  2600. The Queen
  2601. The Sentinel
  2602. Crank
  2603. This Film is not yet Rated
  2604. The Benchwarmers
  2605. Over the Hedge
  2606. Severance
  2607. Adrift
  2608. Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
  2609. You, Me and Dupree
  2610. Right at Your Door
  2611. Snakes on a Plane
  2612. Akeelah and the Bee
  2613. Harsh Times
  2614. A Scanner Darkly
  2615. John Tucker Must Die
  2616. Tideland
  2617. Monster House
  2618. Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties
  2619. The Death of Mr Lazarescu
  2620. Bee Season
  2621. Angel-A
  2622. Ellie Parker
  2623. C.S.A. The Confederate States of America
  2624. Warrior-King
  2625. Alpha Male
  2626. Wilderness
  2627. The Night Listener
  2628. Lady in the Water
  2629. Nacho Libre
  2630. Tarfaya
  2631. Paper Clips
  2632. 11:14
  2633. Cars
  2634. Stay Alive
  2635. The Break-Up
  2636. My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  2637. The Notorious Bettie Page
  2638. Trust the Man
  2639. Miami Vice
  2640. Who Killed the Electric Car?
  2641. Omkara
  2642. The Ant Bully
  2643. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June/July 2006
  2644. Ultraviolet
  2645. The Thief Lord
  2646. District 13 (Banlieue 13)
  2647. Fearless
  2648. Half Light
  2649. Hard Candy
  2650. Imagine You and Me
  2651. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  2652. Dumplings
  2653. Curious George
  2654. 36 Quai des Orfevres
  2655. Aquamarine
  2656. The Lake House
  2657. Thank You for Smoking
  2658. Superman Returns
  2659. Vers le Sud (Heading South)
  2660. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  2661. Stormbreaker
  2662. An Unfinished Life
  2663. Love + Hate
  2664. Ju On 2 (The Grudge 2)
  2665. Secuestro Express
  2666. El Lobo (The Wolf)
  2667. Little Manhattan
  2668. Poseidon
  2669. Friends with Money
  2670. X Men 3: The Last Stand
  2671. Forty Shades of Blue
  2672. Just My Luck
  2673. The Cave of the Yellow Dog
  2674. Reeker
  2675. Pretty Persuasion
  2676. King Kong
  2677. Ask the Dust
  2678. Wah Wah
  2679. Voces Innocentes (Innocent Voices)
  2680. RV
  2681. Best Wishes! (Czech Republic)
  2682. SIGNIS Statement: The Omen
  2683. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2006 Special Edition
  2684. 2:37
  2685. Babel
  2686. The Caiman
  2687. Cronica de una Fuga
  2688. Fast Food Nation
  2689. Flanders
  2690. Climates
  2691. Indigènes
  2692. Jindabyne
  2693. Lights in the Dusk
  2694. Marie Antoinette
  2695. Paris je t’aime
  2696. Red Road
  2697. Southland Tales
  2698. Volver
  2699. Summer Palace
  2700. Ten Canoes
  2701. El Violin
  2702. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
  2703. Z Odzysku (Retrieval)
  2704. Shooting Dogs

SIGNIS Film Reviews, June 2015




Germany, 2014, 138 minutes, Colour.
Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld.
Directed by Dominik Graf.

Beloved Sisters is a portrait of the writer, Friedrich Schiller, one of the key thinkers of the German Enlightenment, along with such other writers such as Goethe.

This portrait, directed by eminent German director, Dominik Graff, is a blend of romance and biography as well as an attempt to indicate the stature of Schiller in the period. However, the emphasis seems to be more on romance and relationships, Schiller and his link with the two sisters, the menage a trois established with them, rather than an exploration of his literary talent and his thinking.

There is a lot of acclaim about Schiller and his reputation, especially the sequence where he gives the key lecture in history, crowds present, to great acclaim - however, the screenplay gives little indication of the content of his lecture.

Schiller encounters two sisters during a period of ill health. Both of the sisters fall in love with him. The sisters are very close in their own relationship and are comfortable, each of them, having a passionate relationship with Schiller and with the menage a trois. One of the complications is that the older sister is already married, a cold husband, wanting a divorce and finally getting one. The other sister is unmarried and eventually marry Schiller and has a child.

One of the attractions of the film is its recreation of the 18th century in Germany, costumes, decor, design as well is the musical score.

However, the pacing of the material and the less than compelling drama of the relationships means that the film seems very long and the less persuasive for being so. It is a film for those who want to know something about Schiller and some themes from the German Enlightenment.


US, 2015, 106 minutes, Colour.
Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Peck, Nick Offerman, Giselle Eisenberg.
Directed by Dan Fogelman.

There is a lot going for Danny Collins, not the character himself until the middle of the film, but for the film itself. It is well written by the director, Dan Fogelman, and it is very well acted by a strong cast, led by Al Pacino. There is quite a bit of sentiment, but sentiment which most audiences will like.

And, of course, the question is who is Danny Collins. He is a singer and a composer. In a sequence set in 1971, we see the young Danny Collins being interviewed for a popular magazine. Then we get some idea of his career as a singer, with a series of posters and album covers (all featuring photos of Al Pacino when he was young or in some of his famous films, including The Godfather).

So, we come to 2014 and he is on tour, singing the songs that have been popular over the decades with a rather wide fan base, but more and more relying on silver-haired ladies (referring to some of them as The Golden Girls in the front row). He is older, has become tired, yet still playing to his fans.

Christopher Plummer, in an engagingly sardonic performance, plays Danny’s manager, friend and adviser, who becomes exasperated with Danny’s behaviour. When Danny gives up his tour and decides to go to search for his son he has never met, he moves into a New Jersey hotel which is presided over by straightlaced manager, played effectively by Annette Bening. Danny uses his charm, encouraging the young man at the door who does valet parking, with the young woman behind the desk, and develops a patter kind of conversation with Mary, the manager.

One of the important thing is that he takes his tour bus to a suburban street to the home of his son, the son of a one night stand, with the son hating the father has never met but has seen on television. Danny finds his pregnant daughter-in-law, Jennifer Garner, and a precocious granddaughter who has attention deficit behaviour. The son is played very effectively by Bobby Cannavale, who has his own life but has not got over overcome his anger, his rage, towards his father.

Danny becomes more and more involved in the life of the family, sponsoring a trip to New York City to see an expert doctor on attention deficit and offering to pay for his granddaughter’s tutoring. He also becomes involved with his son’s ill-health, again financing treatment and being supportive when he is to hear the final verdict on prospects for his health.

In the meantime, perhaps with the attraction to Mary, Danny begins to compose a new song. He wants to launch it during a gig arranged at a local club - but, after his attempt to sing, with Mary encouragingly present as well as the family, it is the ageing fans who urge him to go back to sing his most popular song. Danny had been in a relationship with a young woman half his age and she turns up with her boyfriend and persuades him to start drinking and taking cocaine again.

Where can Danny’s story go?

The deus ex machina, so to speak, is his manager’s finding a letter that John Lennon had written to Danny after reading his article in the magazine in 1971. Danny had never received the letter but is so touched in 2014 that it is the catalyst for him to think about changing his life. In fact, the screenplay is based roughly on a true story about British singer, Steve Tilston, who did receive such a letter from John Lennon, many of whose songs play through the film.

One pleasant thing about the finale of the film is that it has a certain ambiguity, the audience and the characters uncertain as to what is to happen but the smart dialogue just giving a small indication of what will happen either way and audience satisfaction in hearing the final result.

A likeable film, which did not receive a wide release, but would please an adult audience.


France/UK,, 2014 99 minutes, Colour.
Fabrice Lucchini, Gemma Arteton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier, Neils Schneider, Mel Raido, Elsa Zylberstein, PiP Torrens, Edith Scob.
Directed by Anne Fontaine.

Possibly a lot of people looking at the advertisements of this film will think that publicists and poster designers have made quite a mistake in spelling Bovary as Bovery. But, it is not a mistake, This Bovary is Gemma, rather than Emma. And it is a 21st century story based on a graphic novel - with acknowledgements to Gustave Flaubert and his 19th century classic, Madame Bovary.

All the way through audiences might be wondering how seriously to take this story, with its parallels with the 19th century, similarities and differences.

The focus of attention is on Martin, who has worked with a publishing firm but has retired to take over his father’s bakery in a quiet Normandy town. He is married and has a son whom he considers a fool. While he enjoys his work, his dissatisfied in his marriage so that when an English couple move in as neighbours, and his and their dogs become entangled, he is pleased to have made the acquaintance of Gemma Bovary who is there with her husband, Charlie, a restorer of antiques. Martin lets his eye rove, becomes preoccupied about Gemma, often intervening for her well-being.

This is all rather credible because of the performances. Fabrice Lucchini is Martin. He is one of France’s best actors, always worth watching, often performing quite different roles, a subtle interpreter of his roles. Gemma Arterton portrays Gemma and Jason Flemyng is her husband.

The husband has to be back in England at times and Gemma, feeling restless and alone, begins a sensuous affair with a young student, Herve, Neils Schneider, whom she encounters by chance. Of course, this has an extraordinary effect on Martin, who goes to some lengths to stop the affair, writing a letter to her in the name of the student, while copying it from the text of Flaubert’s novel. When the couple have broken valuable porcelain owned by the young man’s mother, Gemma enlists the help of Martin to write a letter to the lawyer about the damage.

Charlie returns, there is a crisis, with Gemma having to decide whom she really loves - complicated when she goes to visit some friends to do some decorating work and finds a previous lover visiting them.

Feature of the film is a rendezvous in Rouen, with attractive vistas of the Cathedral, exteriors and interiors, when Martin hopes to meet Gemma, imagines her in the Cathedral, but then finds that the car she was travelling in has broken down, and the fantasy dissolves.

There is a climax which combines the tragic with the mundane, including bread, field mice and arsenic - even eliciting titters of laughter from some of the audience, which again somewhat undermines the seriousness of the plot.

And, just when we are accepting what has happened to Gemma, to Charley, to Martin and his wife, the son who is considered a fool plays a very amusing trick on his father, who falls for the trick and will be humiliated.

Someone commented that the end of the film seems rather daft. It does. But, while many audiences will be charmed by the story, by the character of Gemma and her experiences, others might think (as does this reviewer) there is a touch of the ado about very little.


US/Japan, 2014, 105 minutes, Colour.
Rinko Kikuchi, David Zelllner, Nathan Zellner, Shirley Renard.
Directed by David Zellner.

This is an offbeat film, a mixture of the odd and the exotic. It is a kind of homage to the Brothers Coen, with special reference to the film, Fargo.

The first part of the film takes place in Japan, as might be gathered title, and the name of the heroine, Kumiko. She is a 29-year-old, living alone (and when we hear her conversations with her nagging mother who is desperate for her to get married, we are not surprised that she has moved out). She has a humdrum job in an office, not really communicating with the rest of the staff, having to bring coffee into the boss who is not always grateful. There are establishing scenes in the city, dialogue in Japanese, and we can experience something of life in Tokyo.

Kumiko finds a VHS copy of the movie, Fargo, more than a bit scratchy, which she tries to fix, but the fix, the fixation, is on the money sequences of the plot, especially at the end of the film when the suitcase of money is buried in the snow. Somehow or other, she takes all of this as real and realises that she now has a quest in life, to travel to Minnesota, find the case, claim the money and live happily ever after.

The second half of the film takes place in the United States, in snowbound Minnesota, on the road to Fargo. She has only a small travelling bag and we wonder whether she has any money (later explained by her taking cash and credit card from the office). At the airport, she is greeted by two odd men who want to help her with her tourist problems, one an older man, the other a kind of born-again Christian only too ready to help. He is played by the co-writer and producer of the film, Nathan Zellner.

Kumiko has a lot of adventures on the road, getting out and walking in the ice when the bus breaks down, picked up by a kindly elderly lady who takes her home, feeds her, and tells her life story. But Kumiko runs away, taking a blanket and wrapping it round her, an odd sight on the highway. This time she is rescued by a policeman, a kind man, who also gets her a meal and buys some clothes. He is played by the co-writer and director, David Zellner.

As Kumiko wanders through the snow, looking for the fence and fence posts that she saw in the film and has drawn on a kind of map. We wonder where this quest could and will end.

And that is the point - the audience will have to see the film to find out!

Kumiko is well played as a naive innocent by Rinko Kikuchi, who has appeared in a number of American films including Babel and Nobody Wants the Night.


Australia, 2015, 120 minutes, Colour.
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keayes-Byrne, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Howard.
Directed by George Miller.

In 1979, the original Mad Max was a small-budget Australian feature, a road movie, a vengeance and violence movie, a chase movie, featuring the up-and coming star, Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky. The film was also a breakthrough for the director, Dr George Miller.

Nobody could have predicted how successful the sequel would be, Mad Max 2, released in the United States as The Road Warrior. It was a great hit, again a road movie, violence and vengeance, but this time with a post-apocalyptic world and the need for a saviour, especially to drive away from the hostile humans and mutants with their strange and exotic and features, clothes and vehicles. Max had become a saviour, especially with the children who survive to populate a new and hopeful world.

George Miller then made a third film in the series, in 1985, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The budget was bigger, Mel Gibson had become an international star in the meantime, and singer Tina Turner came to Australia to take a role, ruling over a kind of latter-day Roman Empire town with its own arena and gladiatorial combat. Max was again the saviour who had to suffer. Tina Turner sings ‘We don’t need another hero...’. But it was very clear that the world certainly did need a hero, a Mad Max figure.

The film was immediately imitated, iincluding a number of films from Italy, kind of spaghetti Mad Max variations. But, there was no Mad Max 4. Until now...

After 30 years and the older films becoming cult classics and part of myth-making, the world is ready for another film - and Fury Road has been greeted by very favourable critical response as well as big box-office.

It is not as if we have never seen anything like it, but this is a return, bigger, louder, even better.

George Miller has put all his experience over the last 30 years, including Hollywood films like The Witches of Eastwick and Lorenzo’s Oil as well as his involvement in the Babe films and Happy Feet. Unfortunately, rain in outback Australia meant that local deserts were unsuitable for filming and so, in 2013, principal photography took place in Namibia, providing impressive deserts, mountains, canyons. They serve well as post-apocalyptic locations. Very impressive is the location of The Citadel, a plain where oppressed inhabitants are in need of water, facing a steep mountain with greenery atop, holding back water which is released as if from a huge dam - but mercilessly limited. Later, there is an extraordinary tornado like an enormous wave in a tsunami.

In the first part of the film Max appears as something of a victim, taken by the powers that be who rule in The Citadel, chained in a cell, brought out and inverted and link to a young warrior as a blood transfusion supply. We are wondering how this victim Max will become our hero on Fury Road.

The other main character in this film is Imperator Furiosa who is commissioned to drive a huge tank in a convoy to transport petrol to a distant community. Furiosa is a fierce woman, initially laconic, with a metallic arm fixture. The young man receiving the blood transfusion, Nux, is desperate to go in pursuit, vying with his friend, driving a souped-up vehicle - but still wanting his blood supply and having Max tied to the front of the vehicle, like an emblem on the prow of a ship, still blood-linked and masked.

Where to go from here? Furiosa has some ideas, veers off the expected path, is pursued by strange porcupine-spiked vehicles from Gastown which fire but explode spectacularly when hit. The almost cult-like leader at The Citadel takes a vehicle-posse in pursuit of Furiosa so that we have vehicles, many of them with quite a bizarre look, in deadly pursuit of the convoy.

Eventually Max frees himself, gets rid of Nux who returns to the leader, becoming something of a celebrity. It takes some time for Furiosa to accept Max. When Nux returns, he becomes infatuated with one of the young women, the cult leader’s wives, whom Furiosa is attempting to take to a Green Place and safety.

There are plenty more activities and adventures, especially with a commune of older women who have survived and are prepared to support Furiosa and to fight back. There are revelations about the Green Place, chases and deaths, Furioso injured, Max able to revive with blood, and a strong decision is made as to a strategy of how to fulfil hopes and find the Green Place.

George Miller has made the film at something of a furious, Furiosa pace, always relying on his technique for chases, not tracking shots as we follow vehicles but making all the action tell in the editing, quick moves from scene to scene, always suggesting movement, a kind of kinetic impact for the audience. The vehicles are as imaginative as in the earlier films with fresh variations. The humans often have the qualities of mutants which makes them intriguingly repugnant, especially the leader played by Hugh Keays-Byrne.

One of the main questions for any sequel was: who could replace Mel Gibson? The answer is the excellent British actor, Tom Hardy (in films and television since the early 2000s but making an impact with the prison film, Bronson, then with such Hollywood films as Inception, Lawless, and the villain in The Dark Knight Rises as well as his tour-de-force, the sole character in the car drama, Locke. He is more than matched by Charlize Theron as Furiosa. Nicholas Hoult is the young driver.

The older mad Max films will now have a new lease of life. And fans will not be disappointed with Fury Road. With the worldwide distribution of films like this, the response to Max will be universal.


Australia, 2014, 103 minutes, Colour.
Mark Leonard Winter, Steve Le Marquand, Craig Behenna, Tilda Cobham- Hervey, Matt Crook,
Directed by Nick Matthews.

One Eyed Girl is a film about a cult, set in South Australia, distinctively Australian tone and interesting in comparison with films from overseas about this kind of community.

Mark Leonard Winter is Travis, first seen in a suburban train, earphones on, ignoring the girl offering pamphlets to passengers, asking them to think about their lives and meaning and inviting them to come to a meeting. Travis begins to shuttle his memories, thinking of his work as a psychologist and meeting with his patients, a variety of interviews, their mental health, his response, paying attention but distracted, some of them challenging him. His memories also include a disturbed young woman called Rachel. She comes to his apartment, plays the violin, makes advances affecting his insecurity. He also has memories of his supervisor questioning him about Rachel’s death and her advice that he take several weeks off and to deal with his pill addiction.

Travis does go to the meeting, watches the video of a military veteran from Iraq, his speaking about the effect on him of shooting someone, his use of drugs, three years of his life lost and his setting up The Farm, which gathers together people who are in need of therapy. He calls himself Father Jay (Steve Le Marquand), gathering his disciples, trying to heal, wanting their complete loyalty.

Travis takes an overdose and collapses, is rescued by the meeting leader, Tom, and the girl, Grace. He is taken to The Farm, goes through a process of detox, gradually becoming part of the community - though he still has troubles with his self-image (a fearful little boy) and some questions about the way Father Jay operates. When he witnesses a situation of sexual abuse, there are more questions and doubts, talking with the victim who is in denial, challenging Father Jay who responds with all kinds of rationalisations.

Travis also befriends, Grace who makes advances which he rejects.

As expected, this leads to a crisis Travis wanting to leave Father Jay giving him the keys of a car. But, he returns. Travis is allowed to leave by Tom who seems disillusioned. It is not long before there is violence, confrontations, and drastic behaviour which may remind viewers with long memories of Jim Jones and his hold over his community in Jonestown, Guyana, in the 1970s, which led to mass suicide.

The film does not end easily, an exposé of what had happened, Travis trying to save Grace, Travis having to face himself and what his life means.

The title? “in the land of the blind, the one-eyed girl is queen”.

The film looks good, capitalises on locations, has interesting performances. And it does challenge an audience sympathetic to those with mental health problems but also challenging audiences to be concerned about self-proclaimed leaders, their behaviour, their hold and demands for loyalty, and the exploitation of this loyalty


Australia, 2015, 98 minutes, Colour.
Vincent Cassell, Jeremy Chabriall, Florence Mezzara
Directed by Ariel Kleiman.

Partisan was made by Melbourne director, 28-year-old Ariel Kleiman. It is an ambitious film which has played in festivals and received acclaim. Specialist audiences will admire it but it may be too specialised for the general public.

The film has the added advantage of the presence of celebrated French actor, Vincent Cassell. He plays an enigmatic character, Gregori, who is seen at the beginning of the film solicitous about children, about a young woman who is to give birth, his fascination with the child. Then time passes and we see Gregori with many children.

What has happened is that Gregori has set up a kind of commune which is more akin to a cult experience with him serving as guru, with some sinister overtones. He is father and father-figure, educating the children, rewarding them for their efforts, giving them gifts, karaoke singing and jollity. But, there is something very sinister about him.

The children are being trained in all kinds of practical matters, mechanics, mathematics. But they are also being educated to be potential assassins, given guns, having target practice, being commended for their efforts.

But it is one boy, Alexander, Gregori’s son, who is expert, especially in the use of guns and even a killing which is vividly shown the motivation never explained. But, there seem to be seeds of doubt in Alexander’s mind as he deals with the other boys, the other boys and girls, and Gregori’s special tuition.

This explanation of some of the plot lines may be clearer than the experience of actually watching the film itself. At times, it seems quite obscure, the audience having to work hard to listen to the dialogue, observe the performances, to try to work out what is exactly happening in Gregori’s mind, in his behaviour, as well as the response of the children and of the women who play a supporting role in the commune.

The other significant element is the location of the commune common - the filming was done in the central Asian country of Georgia, with a war-torn atmosphere, and ordinary towns and suburbs outside, but the commune is partly established in some of the ruins of action.

While one admires the skills and talent of the director, admiration is the keyword rather than personal involvement in the story - despite the intriguing aspects of Gregori’s character and the fine performance by the young Jeremy Chabriell as Alexander.


US, 2015, 115 minutes, Colour.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks.

Audiences and critics were surprised and many delighted when they saw Pitch Perfect in 2012. In fact, the producers were also more than delighted with the response and decided that a sequel was in order. The sequel doesn’t have the surprise of the first film but certainly matches it in entertainment value.

The setting is a college where there are A Capella choirs, a competent male choir but, when you come to think of it and look at the members of the choir, an extraordinarily successful female choir, The Bellas. The film opens with a reminder of their success in the first film, coming from almost nothing, with an eccentric group of characters as singers, to win competitions. And here they are, with President and Michelle Obama edited into the audience!

A good deal of the success of the first film was the presence of Rebel Wilson, keeping her Australian accent as Fat Amy, direct in what she says, caught up in many faux pas, and ruining the gala performance with a garment split while she is suspended high above the stage, causing gasps, instant photos, journalistic scandal, the mockery of the commentary team, the displeasure of the principle of the College and their exclusion from further competitive performing. So, we know where this is all heading.

In the first film, the comperes, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks (who also directed this film), were very amusing and are here, he an absolute chauvinist, she taunting him without his realising.

Into the mix comes a young enthusiastic girl ( Haile Steinfeld) whose mother was a Bella and who is absorbed the atmosphere of the group and wants to audition. She also writes her own songs. With great ease, she fits into the group, even attracting the attention of one of the boys in the other choir.

The main rival to success is a German, particularly Teutonic, group, The Sound Machine, dressed in black, severe and with arrogant comments, athletic and robotic movements, with the leaders staring down and intimidating Beca, one of the inspirers of the Bellas. The screenplay provides several occasions for dance-offs between The Sound Machine and The Bellas, especially when a fan of A Capella groups holds a private competition with five groups, each working off the other.

One of the other realities the women in the group have to face is that they are ending their years of college and have to prepare for life after. Beca is enterprising and has won an internship with a record company, with a hard-driving producer who is impressed when she suggests a way of accompaniment for an album to be made with Snoop Dog and Christmas songs.

The group also goes to a retreat run by one of the former Bellas, a two-day experience of physical training, singing, bonding. Which means that they are then ready go to Copenhagen to vie for the international competition and title - and trying to outdo The Sound Machine.

Several of the cast return, especially Anna Kendrick as Beca and, as mentioned, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy. The boys are back, and there is and touches of romance - but, especially Fat Amy and her relationship with security guard, Bumper, but she almost spoils it all, The retreatmakes her realise that she is in love and paddles, literally, a canoe across the river to be reunited with him.

Not something that will stay all that long in the memory, but with the performances, the humour, the range of music, it is pleasant while it is there on the screen.


US, 2015, 93 minutes, Colour.
Sam Rockwell, Rosemary De Witt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun.
Directed by Gill Kenan.

Back in 1982, the original Poltergeist was a very popular film with touches of horror, a house haunted not by ghosts, but by spirited beings who went, often very loudly and violently, bump in the night.

in 2015, it is not all that much different. We have the house. We have a family moving in. We have the mysterious sounds, then the brutal noises, with the bangings and the bangings and the bangings. The little girl, Maddy, is attracted by the television set and sees hands appearing from within. Later, it is suggested that she has a special gift and has detected the spirits trapped behind the television set, telling everyone that they are coming, and then that they are here. And then she’s not. She was driven into the world behind the television screen.

There is speculation that the house was built on an old cemetery - with the bodies transferred. Probably not!

The film spends a lot of time establishing the family so that we can identify with them. Sam Rockwell is the father, out of work, sympathetic (except at the beginning when his petulant teenage daughter is demanding a new mobile phone), loving his children and wanting to the best for them. Rosemary de Witt is the sympathetic mother, trying to cope with the moving and settling in. Aside from the teenage daughter and her mobile phone, and the little girl within the mysterious world behind the television screen, there is a sensitive boy (Kyle Catlett who was so good in The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivett), apprehensive, fearful of storms, worried when his sister disappears and feeling that he should take the blame for not caring for and protecting her.

What is the family to do? They consult an expert on these matters - with audiences wondering how they are so readily available in the US! And not only that, the expert and her team try to cleanse the house but are subject to the poltergeists attacks. They have to call in an even stronger expert who combines kind of exorcisms of houses with a TV reality show. So, the whole effort has to focus on getting the little girl back, at one stage all the family holding onto each other and trying to pull her out of the set.

While the film has a happy ending, there are some sad moments, and the family, gather together safely, move away - obviously leaving the house to a new family to come in and experience the poltergeists if there is a demand for a sequel.


UK, 2015, 98 minutes, Colour.
Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Roger Allam, Ruth Sheen.
Directed by Julian Jarrold.

Released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the war in Europe, A Royal Night Out tells the story (allegedly based on fact or two) of Elizabeth and Margaret persuading their regal parents to allow them to go out for the evening to join the celebrations in London.

It was not long into the screening before this reviewer thought, “Republicans, beware”. For audiences, much like the character, the soldier Jack, who unknowingly encounters Princess Elizabeth in the pub as everyone wants to listen to the King’s speech, there will be enjoyment reservations. He is anti-establishment, is irritated by the King and by royalty, and is told to pipe down by the awed listeners. Although, by the end, Jack has come to like Lizzie, and so have we. He has spent a lot of the film helping to (or being pressurised to) search with her for Margaret who has wafted off into the night to enjoy herself (including learning how to signal for the bus to stop as well as falling out on top of a soldier), often unwittingly in very dubious company.

But that is probably to take the film far too seriously. It is meant to be a lark. The girls have been sheltered, Elizabeth 19, Margaret 14, not really having had any of this kind of ordinary experience for themselves, except Elizabeth and her work with vehicles during the war, posh style, posh accents (referred to several times throughout the film), and a propensity to order, even make presumptuous demands on the people around without realising it. Actually, Elizabeth has had a night of experiences, learning about people, appreciating that she is mixing with people she doesn’t usually meet, with Jack taking her to the home of his working-class mother with some awareness of what he had experienced as a pilot during the war.

Margaret is flighty, gets tangled with some military types who were letting loose (to put it mildly) with drink and women as they celebrate, but also finds herself accompanying a number of ladies of the night as well as the manager of the Soho “club” to Chelsea barracks. Another military type puts something into her drink so that she becomes quite dipsy when she is tipsy.

The King is of a rather stern demeanour but has let he is daughters go out. The Queen is far more wary, far more prim than her image as the Queen Mother over the decades.

The recreation of the period and of VE night, sometimes with the help of newsreel footage, certainly captures the atmosphere. The performances a strong, Sarah Gadon bringing some intensity to her portrait of Princess Elizabeth, Bel Powley indicates the kind of reputation Princess Margaret would have in the future. It is a surprise to see Rupert Everett as the George VI. Emily Watson fits easily into the role of Queen Elizabeth. Jack Reynor is Jack who is surprised to find himself at breakfast in Buckingham Palace and driven back to barracks, with aplomb and rapidity by Lizzzie. Roger Allam is good as the Soho boss and Ruth Sheen as Jack’s mother.

A Royal Night Out is probably best for older audiences and those who admire the Royal family, but might have a touch of much ado about very little for younger audiences who don’t have an affinity for Queen Elizabeth and her family.


US, 2015, 114 minutes, Colour.
Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Heart Parkinson, Kylie Minogue.
Directed by Brad Peyton.

Yes, all the reviews and conversation have made cracks (!) about faults (!) in this earthquake disaster movie. But, that is what it set out to be, and that is what it does - reminding the oldies in the audience of the 70s, Towering Infernos on fire and collapsing, underwater swimming in the Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake.

If you are in any way apprehensive about earthquakes and being trapped in one, this is definitely the film not to see. There is no let-up throughout almost two hours of action - a moment or two every now and then for some of the human interactions but then it is into more quakes, more after-shocks, more buildings collapsing, more fires starting, a great tsunami on San Francisco Bay, then flooding...

One would suppose that San Andreas will have an Oscar nomination for Special Effects (rather than for screenplay and dialogue, some of which is more in the line of the Razzie nominations). The point is that they look particularly realistic, with scenes of Los Angeles collapsing, with scenes of San Francisco collapsing, comparatively lesser destruction in Bakersfield - and a huge canyon opening along the San Andreas fault itself. And there is a pounding score to match.

One of the main surprises for those who read the final credits is to discover that the bulk of the film was made at the Gold Coast Studios in Queensland, with the special effects work and editing done in the United States.

With other disaster films in this vein, the human story tends to be fairly predictable. In this one, we own are introduced to some veterans of helicopter rescues in Afghanistan showing their skills in quite a predicament as a car goes over a cliff above the San Fernando Valley. But with Dwayne Johnson at the controls, there are only momentary doubts, if any, that all will not succeed. The human story focuses on him, his grief after the accidental death of his daughter some years earlier, his inability to communicate, his wife leaving him in frustration, his older daughter still keeping in touch with him.

On the other hand, for the scientific part of the film, which is more credible, there is the always-reliable Paul Giamatti at Caltech, working with his staff for models of gauging the predictability of earthquakes from tremors, especially in California and along the famous fault. His assistant goes to the Hoover Dam when suddenly, only 15 minutes into the film, there is the first of the huge quakes and the extraordinary destruction of the famous Dam. Then ominous readings are found and news of further quakes. The Professor is able to hack into television channels to warn the country and, especially, the state and its two major cities, that they are to expect the worst.

Audiences would not be expecting to find that Dwayne Johnson is able to rescue his former wife, Carla Gugino, so immediately from the top of an LA restaurant and together, first by helicopter, then by car, then by plane, and eventually by boat on San Francisco Bay, they go in search of their daughter (a lively Alexandra Daddario), who is in the company of the young British engineer (Australian Hugo Johnstone-Burt) who is to be interviewed for a job and his teenage brother (Art Parkinson).

So, we follow the younger trio through all kinds of adventures, risks, the daughter using her father’s experience and ingenuity to make contact and to keep them going to the highest point available.

It goes without saying there are some final dramatic, melodramatic tense moments before the final rescue and Dwayne Johnson utters words about: re-building.

Yes, the screenwriter might have made a more imaginative fist of the human story and the dialogue, but it certainly takes a second place to two hours of extraordinary effects which persuade the audience that they are right there experiencing tremors, quakes and after-shocks.

US, 2015, 120 minutes, Colour.
Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, Morena Baccarin, Alison Janney, 50 Cent Jackson.
Directed by Paul Feig.

Definitely for those who enjoy Melissa McCarthy comedies. Perhaps not for those who do not enjoy raucous comedies with more than a touch of the silly!

Over the last few years, a new genre of films has emerged from Hollywood, the Melissa McCarthy comedy. While she had been appearing on television and in films are many years, it was her supporting role in Bridesmaids that brought her to wide attention. Since then she has appeared in a number of comedies including Identity Thief, The Heat with Sandra Bullock, Tammy (and an effective serious role in St Vincent).

So, what are the conventions of the genre? First of all there is the presence of the Melissa McCarthy herself, a physically large and extroverted self, getting tangled in all kinds of situations, her being generally in control; she has a way with words, is not embarrassed by crassness, can argue her way out of most situations, a mixture of clown and comedienne. This served her well in her scenes in Bridesmaids and her policewoman in The Heat, both directed by Paul Feig.

Perhaps it is every stars dream to be in a James Bond film. And this is what Spy is, some serious espionage sequences as well as a sendup. Jude Law gets his opportunity early in the film to do the James Bond thing - and resume it later in the film. However, unlike Bond, he is able to have an earpiece which connects him directly to his CIA monitor, Susan Cooper (McCarthy in her more demure moments) who also has on screen, images of his presence (this time in Bulgaria) and she is able to guide him, warn him about attackers. And, in her heart of hearts, she is in love with him, helped at first by his taking her to dinner on return, then, despite his saying she is the best, his presenting her with a comedy necklace.

The comedy starts when Law, confronting a villain, sneezes and shoots him unintentionally. When the continued case goes awry, Susan, who is acknowledged as very knowledgeable with background information, offers to go into the field as an agent, at first reluctantly considered by her supervisor, Alison Janney yet again giving one of her sardonic performances, who then decides to let her go because she is not known to the target. The target is the daughter of the dead criminal, played with haughty pretensions to being an aristocrat by Rose Byrne.

Into the mix comes Jason Statham, right out of his many, many action shows, but this time being spoofed himself by himself, an extreme chauvinist who thinks of Susan as a tea lady, boastful about his own progress but proving himself as the film goes on to be a bit dumb and dumber.

Also into the mix comes British television comedian, Miranda Hart, very tall to Susan’s lack of height, which means they are a bit of an enjoyable Laurel and Hardy act in their various exploits, which also includes the surprising presence of wrapper 50 Cents Jackson..

With different disguises and with different identities, Susan shows herself to be adept as an agent, yet giving herself away at times so that a bomb can be diffused, but then ingratiating herself into Rose Byrne’s attention, even claiming to be a bodyguard appointed secretly by her father. The thing is that Rose Byrne knows the location of a nuclear bomb and is ready to sell it to the highest bidder, through the agency of a high-flying gambler, played by Bobby Cannavale.

All the major players get into the final mix on the estate of a luxurious Hungarian mansion - after a lot of mixups, double agents, serious situations, especially Susan being able to land an out-of-control plane, and some farcical tangles. Some very funny moments and characterisations but, as might be expected from past Melissa McCarthy comedies, it is both raucous and raunchy.


US, 2015, 130 minutes, Colour.
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer.
Directed by Brad Bird.

Tomorrowland is an ambitious production, large in imaginative scope, a visual delight in its re-creation of the world that is called Tomorrowland. On the other hand, it also tantalises the mind as well is the imagination, but is not always clear in its elaboration of its plot.

The film was directed and co-written by Brad Bird, who impressed people several decades ago with his animated fable, The Iron Giant. He was also responsible for two Disney animation features, The Invincibles and Ratatouille. A few years ago he moved into live action fantasy with the fourth instalment of the Mission Impossible series.

This is a Disney production and the Disney imagination, especially of Walt Disney himself, is behind Tomorrowland. The initial setting is The World Fair in New York City in 1964, Disney being one of the sponsors and creating a feature of the Fair, inviting visitors to imagine what the future might be like. For those who like this film, the suggestion is to go to You Tube and click on the short Tomorrowland video featuring Walt Disney himself and his enthusiasm and imagination for the future.

This is also a George Clooney film which gives the film some status. He first appears, talking to camera, explaining what has happened to him, with some interjections by and some banter with a young woman called Casey. As we wonder what he is talking about and to whom he is speaking, we go into flashback, back to the world of the Fair, where his character, Frank, is bringing an invention, a jet pack, to the supervisor of entries, Nix, played by a stern Hugh Laurie (who gets sterner as the story foes on). There is also a young girl, Athena, a very effective Raffey Cassidy, who is sympathetic to Frank and takes him into the Tomorrowland.

Then we move to Casey’s story in the present. Her father is a NASA scientist and Casey is upset that powers that be are dismantling projects and she tries sabotage, only to be arrested, and finds in the possessions returned to her by the police a badge, a medal, which she touches and is immediately transported into the fantasy world which is Tomorrowland.

Casey, obviously, wants to keep going into Tomorrowland but the badge battery goes flat. Fortunately, Athena turns up, still the same young age, and takes her on a journey which includes a visit to two aggressively fanatical storekeepers of memorabilia, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key. Sinisterly smiling robot agents also turn up and cause mayhem.

Which brings Casey, at last, to adult Frank’s house and a series of adventures in Tomorrowland, meeting Nix again and realise that he has taken a pessimistic view of the future - which Frank has been looking at on television screens, the range of world disasters, wars, epidemics. The point is, and the message is rather hammered home, that human beings have been overwhelmed by these pessimistic perspectives and do not have the energy to pick themselves up and do something to better the world.

Frank and Casey want to do something about it, Athena not being with them any more having sacrificed herself for others, and the two go about our world, scanning every continent, all peoples, and ethnic groups, to discover and inspire agents who will create a better world, Tomorrowland in our world.

With the central characters, the film is geared to a younger audience, especially those with an enthusiasm for both science and fantasy.

UK/Brazil, 2014, 114 minutes, Colour.
Wagner Moura, Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Selton Mello, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara.
Directed by Stephen Daldrey.

Trash has several meanings in this film. First of all, there is the literal huge mountain of garbage, filmed in its trash ugliness, and filled with so many people, adults and children, rummaging through the rubbish to see what they can find. It is into this rubbish that a significant wallet is tossed leading to a surprising change in the lives of three of the boy’s who live in the favela.

Another significant meaning for trash is that society considers the people who live in the favela as human trash. This is a film that says they are not

While the story is Brazilian, the film is a co-production between the UK and Brazil. The screenplay, written by Richard Curtis, a surprising choice because he is well known for Blackadder, Mr Bean, Four Weddings, Love Actually, who brings an outsider’s view to the situations as well as drawing an audience right into the situations. And the director is British Stephen Daldrey, whose reputation was enhanced by Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader.

At the centre of the film are three young boys, who had not acted before but their performances are so authentic that they are completely persuasive. One is Raphael, the boy who finds the wallet mysteriously thrown into the trash, who proves himself a boy of integrity, trying to do what is right, strongly believe in God, who puts himself into all kinds of dangerous circumstances, taken by the police, tortured by being bounced around the car boot and threatened with death, but following through on his mission to discover the truth about the contents of the wallet that he has found. His best friend is Gardo, a tough egg of a boy, outgoing, daring, always with a trick up his sleeve in awkward situations. The third boy has Rat as his nickname, a shrewd little boy who can do a deal with anyone.

This review has emphasised the role of the boys, but it is in a political context of Brazilian corruption: a wealthy man who is candidate for mayor but who has taken bribes from many companies, hiding the cash at his home, along with his accounts book. We are also introduced to José Angelo, a mysterious man who is arrested, tortured and killed - not before he has thrown his wallet into the garbage truck. More emerges about him as the film goes on, his association with the candidate, his taking the bribe money, hiding it while trying to get a letter to a lawyer in prison for justice stances who has Bible which can interpret the code to indicate where the money has been hidden.

The film is set in this part of Rio, the depressing shacks, despite videogames and access to the Internet, the poverty of boys, their seeming to have no family, the filthy water in which they swim, and the dirt of the trash mountain.

One aspect to emphasise is that the film has a strong Catholic background, part of the inherited culture, with a sense of faith and devotion and ability of the boys to pray. Rooney Mara portrays a volunteer who teaches the boys in the local presbytery. And there is Martin Sheen once again playing a priest, older and a touch more grizzled liking a drink, the local hierarchy threatening to transfer him, but his wanting to stay with the people, angry at corruption, fighting for justice, especially when there are refugees flocking to him from the shacks which had been set alight by the police.

Trash has a great deal of realism about it, the actual poverty, the role of the police, police corruption, crowded prisons, political deals, the film also serves has something of a favourable happy ending. It is a moral fable showing that there is a blessing for those who do the right thing.


US, 2015, 83 minutes, Colour.
Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renée Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman.
Directed by Leo Gabriadze.

In Poltergeist, the evil powers are inside a television set or, at least behind a television screen. This time they are in the worldwide web, operating through the Internet, through chat rooms and through Skype.

The title has literal as the young people communicating on their computers have an experience of being unfriended. But, the working title of the film was Cybernatural which rather appeals as a play on cyberspace and supernatural influences.

Who would have thought that we would have a film where the camera focused entirely on a computer screen? This is the experience of those who spend hours in front of their computer, looking at, staring at, becoming involved... However, there is quite some action in the film, but always within the computer screen, Skype images of each of the young people, You Tube and video clips, so that the film keeps up its pace.

At the opening, the young woman is flirting with her boyfriend, but soon a number of friends are introduced. The context is the suicide of another young woman, after a party, with the suggestion that she was bullied and took her life.

Each of the friends has an association with the dead woman but plead innocence. As the film progresses, a mysterious member starts to contact them all, entering via chat rooms, with the Internet address of the dead woman.

As we might imagine as the film goes on, each of the friends is going to be eliminated. The malevolence makes its way through the Internet and dramatically takes its toll. The drama is in finding out what the connection with each victim was to the dead woman, who will be next and whether anyone will survive. To that extent, the film follows a not unusual pattern of elimination deaths.

Gradually, the characters of the participants are revealed, not very likeable at all.

The mysterious communicator invites them all to play a game, that they have to answer a question truthfully within a fixed time otherwise they are the loser. They have to hold up their hands to camera, putting down a finger each time they fail with their answer. The question is a very personal, revealing a nasty side to each of the characters, including the two flirting at the opening.

The film also shows on the You Tube clips what actually happened to the girl, how she was sick, defecated, with everybody laughing at her, humiliating her. Obviously, she is going to have the last laugh.

The film is contemporary in its preoccupation with information technology, young people and social media, the amount of time and energy invested in being online, the emotional consequences.

And the other message of the film is a warning against bullying and its devastating consequences - this time not only to the victim but also for the victimisers.

US, 2013, 86 minutes, Colour.
Directed by Lydia Smith.

Many people, Catholics, Christians, people of other faiths, or professing no faith, have toyed with the idea of walking the Camino. For those who saw Emilio Estevez’s film with his father, Martin Sheen, The Way, a group of fictitious characters walking the period pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the idea might have been reinforced. There is every possibility that those who watch this documentary will be fascinated, again wondering if they should...

On the other hand, audiences who watch the film, in the comfort of the cinema or in a lounge chair at home, might well feel that they have actually made the Camino and now they won’t have to leave home, but, maybe, will watch the documentary again.

The director, Lydia Smith, joined a number of pilgrims at the starting point at St Jean Pied de Port in France, approaching the Pyrenees. It is by chance, or by providence, that these individuals start their walk at the same time, progress over 30 or more days, meeting each other, talking or sharing silence, reflecting on their lives, their prayer and God’s role in their lives, enjoying the mixture of accommodations along the way, becoming friends - allowing themselves to be photographed, at their best as well is in some of their pain, and sharing many of their views to camera.

In this way, the audience in those comfortable chairs, shares in the experience of what happens in the Camino, meeting the different pilgrims, getting to know them, to like them, like some very much, enjoying their company, anxious for them at times, but eager to learn more and more about what the experience of the pilgrimage means to them.

One of the main attractions is that the photography of quite a range of terrains, mountains and plains (with somebody even mentioning where the rain in Spain stays), villages with the touch of the mediaeval, cities with magnificent cathedrals, the gamut of vistas along the top of northern Spain. Somebody mentions that it is like walking through postcards.

Some of the pilgrims include a young articulate man from Portugal, very genial, always a pleasure to hear what he has to say and how he is found the Camino. On the other hand, there is a mother with her three-year-old son, who confides to camera that the reason he is on the Camino is that he had no choice! She is travelling with her brother, who enjoys company and partying and has no faith and who does not seem to benefit much from the experience. It should be said that the mother walks these hundreds of kilometres, mostly pushing her son in his pram. There is an elderly American widower and an elderly friend from Canada (who gives the impression that he could be a priest). There is a girl from Denmark who is befriended by William from America. They help each other and it is they, for the purpose of the film, who travel the extra 80 km west to the Atlantic, to Finisterre, where in those days it was a fitting conclusion to the Camino because it was considered to be the end of the flat world.

The film is not heavy on ecclesiastical interventions. Throughout the film, several clerics do give explanations about St James, Santiago, the discovery of his tomb, the centuries-old pilgrimage, prayer, faith, the scrutiny of one’s life, one of the pilgrims even referring to the experience as an internal Camino. Some of the pilgrims remark that they are confused by what may be beyond the visible, that there may actually be something beyond, but simply walking this day as best they can is the best they can do. Life and spirituality are intertwined.

In case anybody is still toying with the idea of actually going, there are scenes of the Alburges, the hotels, or hostels, available the pilgrims after they have had their documents stamped and can get a meal, have a sleep in close, very close dormitory style, helped by a number of volunteers who are of great assistance to the pilgrims. Somebody mentions snoring! And, there are many sore feet, and we see a range of blisters.

There are rituals on the way, including some of the pilgrims experiencing a washing of the feet, in the vein of the Last Supper.

Some of the remarks by the pilgrims including those nuggets of wisdom: the Camino is a simple existence which is somewhat addictive; being close with the pilgrims is a kind of cohabitation, without any competitiveness; it is walking and the people you meet, with happiness meant to be shared.

This is not an overlong documentary, is audience-friendly, communicates a great deal of what the Camino is about and a great deal of what happens and what can happen along the way. While the theme is spiritual, the film communicates a great deal of ordinary and welcome humanity.


Japan, 2014, 103 minutes, Colour.
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Japanese animated films from Ghibli Studios have been popular since the 1980s, especially with the films of Hayao Miyazaki (the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Ponyo by the Sea, The Wind Rises). They are generally available in the original Japanese language as well as in expertly dubbed versions, produced in the United States.

The present director, Hiromasa Yonebashi, previously made the interesting and entertaining Arrietty.

This is also a film about a young girl, Anna, who has been adopted. At school, she is something of a loner, not relating well to the other girls, keeping to herself with her sketching. She is 12. Her adoptive mother decides that it would be best to send Anna into the country during the summer holidays and she travels by train to a country town to be met by a genial, solid couple who give her room in their house which has a beautiful view of a lake.

When Anna goes to the post office to send a postcard, she notices a mansion across the water and detects a figure in the window. She is drawn into the house, investigates and finds a young girl there. When she is stranded by the rising tide, a kindly old man rows her back to her home. As the summer goes on, Anna returns to the mansion, becomes a great friend of the young girl there, Marnie.

Marnie is mysterious, and people comment that the mansion is haunted. Anna also makes a friend of a little girl in the town and they discover a diary with Marnie’s story.

Most of the film is about Anna and the friendship with Marnie, especially at the the large silo at the edge of the town, during a storm, with mysterious consequences.

The last part of the film seems rather hurried with a great deal of plot explanation, going back to tell the story of Marnie and her parents, her marriage and her daughter, the daughter’s rebellion against her mother and giving her own daughter to the orphanage. So, by the end of the film, the mystery is explained to Anna’s satisfaction and to our own.

The animation style is that of the Ghibli Studios, sketch and watercolour wash, all with a kind of naturalism - which suits the story which could have been told, almost with the same screenplay, in realistic life-action.

The Ghibli films have quite some attractive simplicity and humanity.


UK, 2015, 109 minutes, Colour.
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Trauer, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu, Tom Schilling, Allan Corduner, Henry Goodman.
Directed by Simon Curtis.

Woman in Gold is both interesting and entertaining.

In fact, this could be called two films in one, the first in the present, the story of Maria Altman and the painting, Woman in Gold, by Klimt, and the issue of restitution to families of stolen art which was stolen by the Nazis. The second story is in the flashbacks to the 1930s and 1940s, to Maria Altman’s family, the paging of Adele Bloch Bauer by Gustave Klimt and its confiscation by the Nazis.

While the story has its own drama and tensions, one of the principal drawing powers is the presence of Helen Mirren in the central role. It is almost 50 years since she began her career, an early appearance in the Australian film Age of Consent, the story of Norman Lindsay. Since then she has been a constant presence on stage, on television (particularly in the Prime Suspect series) and in many films, with a climax and her many awards, including the Oscar, for the 2006 portrait of Elizabeth, The Queen. Since then she has drawn audiences in such films as The Hundred Foot Journey as well as the spoof action films, Red and Red 2.

Maria Altman is certainly one of her most persuasive roles, an Austrian Jew, a child in the 1920s, marrying in the late 30s, experiencing, with her parents, the Nazi attacks and fleeing with her husband (in a quite dramatic and tense section of the film), settling in the United States, in Los Angeles and living there for many decades.

The film opens with the death of Maria’s sister and the discovery of the will of Adele and her wishes about the portrait by Klimt and its going to the Austrian gallery, Belvedere. In 1998, Maria wonders whether there is some claim to the painting and consults the son of a friend (who is, in fact, the grandson of the composer, Schoenberg, who had fled to the United States). He is played, unexpectedly, by Ryan Reynolds, starting with some diffidence, mixed motivation for helping, a change of heart, especially when he visits the Holocaust Memorial in Vienna and finally realises his Jewish heritage and his ancestors having to flee, committed to the cause despite setbacks over the years and finally acting on the courage of his convictions.

This makes the story in the present very interesting, with visits to Austria and an application to the specially constituted Committee for the Restitution of Art, Maria breaking a promise to herself never to return to Vienna and going to a conference and making an appeal for the Klimt portrait and other paintings which were stolen.

When the application is refused, there seems to be nothing else to do, but Randy Schoenberg discovers a catalogue for The Belvedere, printed in America, which gives a legal opportunity for the case to be heard, not only in a local court but all the way to the Supreme Court (with entertaining cameos by Elizabeth McGovern as the first judge and Jonathan Pryce as the Chief Justice).

There is great antagonism for representatives of the Belvedere, but support from a young Austrian journalist, who discovered his father was a Nazi, Hubertus (Daniel Bruhl).

The flashbacks are very well integrated into the story, the focus on Maria (with Helen Mirren’s powerful ability to indicate what her character is thinking and feeling, in close-up, without any words) and her remembering her past. The cumulative effect is that we are taken back into the heart of the family, the painting of the portrait, the character of Adele, her love for her nieces, Maria and the close bond with her parents, the joy of her wedding, her parents realising that they would have to stay, Maria’s escape with her husband.

This is a film that can be widely recommended to audiences who like a good story, some drama and find performances.

Peter Malone

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