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  207. Faith Connections
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  288. Non-stop
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  290. Out of the Furnace
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  296. A Winter’s Tale/ A New York Winter’s Tale
  297. Wolf Creek 2
  298. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2014
  299. SIGNIS Statement: Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross)
  300. SIGNIS Statement: Calvary
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  304. Blue is the Warmest Colour/ La Vie d’Adele - Chapitres 1 et 2
  305. 12 Years a Slave
  306. 47 Ronin
  307. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  308. Are We Officially Dating?/ That Awkward Moment
  309. Drinking Buddies
  310. Free Birds
  311. La Grande Bellezza/ The Great Beauty
  312. Her
  313. Inside Llewyn Davis
  314. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  315. Lone Survivor
  316. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
  317. Saving Mr Banks
  318. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  319. Short Term 12
  320. The Wind Rises/ Kaze Tachinu
  321. The Wolf of Wall Street
  322. 20 Feet from Stardom
  323. Apres Mai/ After May
  324. American Hustle
  325. August: Osage County
  326. Blackfish
  327. Backyard Ashes
  328. The Book Thief
  329. Carrie
  330. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  331. Delivery Man
  332. Fill the Void
  333. Filth
  334. Frozen
  335. The Gilded Cage/ La Cage Doree
  336. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  337. Homefront
  338. How I Live Now
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  343. Si Parla Italiano: Lygon Street
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  350. Captain Phillips
  351. Closed Circuit
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  354. Enough Said
  355. Escape Plan
  356. The Fifth Estate
  357. Fruitvale Station
  358. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  359. Insidious Chapter 2
  360. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  361. Kill Your Darlings
  362. Machete Kills
  363. Magic Magic
  364. Mary Meets Mohammad
  365. Mr Pip
  366. SIGNIS Statement: "Philomena"
  367. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November/December 2013
  368. Mystery Road
  369. Patrick
  370. The Spectacular Now
  371. Thor: the Dark World
  372. Walesa - Man of Hope
  373. 2 Guns
  374. About Time
  375. The Act of Killing
  376. The Butler
  377. Diana
  378. The East
  379. Fallout
  380. The Family
  381. Gravity
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  383. The Human Cargo/ La Nave Dolce
  384. I Am a Girl
  385. In Bob We Trust
  386. I’m So Excited
  387. The Interval/ L’Intervallo
  388. Lasseter’s Bones
  389. Paranoia
  390. Parker
  391. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  392. Planes
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  395. Renoir
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  412. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
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  421. V/H/S/2
  422. We’re the Millers
  423. What Maisie Knew
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  425. The World’s End
  426. You’re Next
  427. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July/August 2013
  428. 100 Bloody Acres
  429. After Earth
  430. The Audience
  431. Behind the Candelabra
  432. Beyond the Hills
  433. The Blind Detective
  434. The Bling Ring
  435. Cloudburst
  436. The Conjuring
  437. Despicable Me 2
  438. Epic
  439. Errors of the Human Body
  440. Everybody Has a Plan/ Todos Tenemos un Plan
  441. Furious 6/ The Fast and the Furious 6
  442. A Gun in Each Hand
  443. Happiness Never Comes Alone/Le bonheur n’arrive jamais a seul
  444. The Heat
  445. The Internship
  446. In the House/ Dans La Maison
  447. Lady in Paris/ Une Estonienne a Paris
  448. The Lone Ranger
  449. Man of Steel
  450. Metro
  451. Monsters University
  452. Now You See Me
  453. One Mile Above/ Kora
  454. Only God Forgives
  455. Pacific Rim
  456. Le Prenom/ What’s in a Name
  457. Reality
  458. Satellite Boy
  459. This is the End
  460. The Way, Way Back
  461. The Wolverine
  462. Still Mine
  463. To the Wonder
  464. World War Z
  465. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
  466. The Big Wedding
  467. Broken
  468. The Call
  469. Camille Redouble/ Camille Rewinds
  470. Dead Man Down
  471. Evil Dead
  472. The Great Gatsby
  473. The Hangover Part III
  474. Jagten/ The Hunt
  475. Mud
  476. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  477. Scary Movie 5
  478. Snitch
  479. Spring Breakers
  480. Star Trek Into Darkness
  481. Adventures in Zambezia
  482. Antiviral
  483. Chasing Ice
  484. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
  485. The Company You Keep
  486. Drift
  487. Vic and Flo Meet a Bear
  488. Side Effects
  489. Promised Land
  490. Prince Avalanche
  491. Parde (Closed Curtain)
  492. Paradies
  493. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
  494. Night Train to Lisbon
  495. The Necessary Death of Charley Countryman
  496. La religieuse (The Nun)
  497. Maladies
  498. Lovelace
  499. The Look of Love
  500. A Long and Happy Life
  501. In the Name of...
  502. Harmony Lessons
  503. The Grandmaster
  504. Gloria
  505. Gold
  506. Frances Ha
  507. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
  508. Elle s’en va (On Her Way)
  509. Dark Blood
  510. The Croods
  511. Camille Claudel 1915
  512. Before Midnight
  513. Escape from Planet Earth
  514. First Position
  515. Haute Cuisine/ Les Saveurs de Palais
  516. Identity Thief
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  520. Olympus Has Fallen
  521. The Other Son/ Le Fils de L’Autre
  522. The Place Beyond the Pines
  523. Rust and Bone
  524. Le Skylab
  525. Sleepwalk with Me
  526. Song for Marion
  527. Therese Desqueyroux
  528. Trance
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  530. 21 and Over
  531. Blinder
  532. Broken City
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  534. Goddess
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  536. Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters
  537. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
  538. The Host
  539. Hyde Park on Hudson
  540. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  541. In the Fog
  542. Jack the Giant Slayer
  543. Mama
  544. The Paperboy
  545. Performance/ A Late Quartet
  546. Return to Nim’s Island
  547. Underground: the Julian Assange Story
  548. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2013
  549. Zero Dark Thirty
  550. Anna Karenina
  551. Compliance
  552. Django Unchained
  553. Flight
  554. Gangster Squad
  555. The Impossible
  556. The Guilt Trip
  557. Last Dance
  558. Life of Pi
  559. Lincoln
  560. Parental Guidance
  561. Rise of the Guardians
  562. Save Your Legs
  563. The Silver Linings Playbook
  564. Wreck-it Ralph
  565. This is 40
  566. 2 Days in New York
  567. 360
  568. Alex Cross
  569. All the Way Through Evening
  570. American Mary
  571. The Angel’s Share
  572. Argo
  573. Bachelorette
  574. Back to 1942
  575. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  576. Breaking Dawn, Part 2
  577. Dangerous Liaisons
  578. Dead Europe
  579. The Do-Deca Pentathlon
  580. Dredd
  581. End of Watch
  582. Fun Size
  583. God Bless America
  584. Hail
  585. Here Comes the Boom
  586. Hitchcock
  587. The Hobbit, an unexpected journey
  588. Jack Reacher
  589. The Intouchables/ Les Intouchables/ Untouchables
  590. I Wish
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  592. Lawless
  593. Les Miserables
  594. Liberal Arts
  595. Lockout
  596. Love is All You Need
  597. Lore
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  600. Mental
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  602. A Monster in Paris
  603. Paris - Manhattan
  604. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  605. People Like US
  606. Pitch Perfect
  607. Paranormal Activity 4
  608. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  609. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2012
  610. Quartet
  611. The Raven
  612. Robot & Frank
  613. Ruby Sparks
  614. The Sessions
  615. Seven Psychopaths
  616. Sinister
  617. Skyfall
  618. Savages
  619. Sound of My Voice
  620. Taken 2
  621. To Rome with Love
  622. Trouble with the Curve
  623. Tu seras mon fils/ You Will Be My Son
  624. The Words
  625. Wuthering Heights
  626. Wunderkinder
  627. "Aristides de Sousa Mendes": The Angel of Bordeaux
  628. On the Road
  629. Looper
  630. Damsels in Distress
  631. Holy Motors
  632. Arbitrage
  633. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2012
  634. Lore
  635. Chinese Take-away/ Un cuento chino
  636. Bait
  637. Hotel Transylvania
  638. The Watch
  639. Resident Evil: Retribution
  640. Barrymore
  641. Being Venice
  642. The Bourne Legacy
  643. Bully
  644. The Expendables 2
  645. Hope Springs
  646. Kath and Kimderella
  647. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  648. Monsieur Lazhar
  649. Moonrise Kingdom
  650. Total Recall
  651. Your Sister’s Sister
  652. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July/August 2012
  653. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2012
  654. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May 2012
  655. Beauty/ Skoonheid
  656. The Sapphires
  657. Hysteria
  658. And if we all lived together/ Et si on vivait tous ensemble
  659. The Door
  660. Not Suitable for Children
  661. In Darkness
  662. Magic Mike
  663. The Dark Knight Rises
  664. The King is Dead!
  665. You Instead
  666. The Amazing Spiderman
  667. Where do we go now?
  668. The Three Stooges
  669. I Am Eleven
  670. Polisse
  671. Ted
  672. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  673. Snow White and the Huntsman
  674. Take This Waltz
  675. That’s My Boy
  676. Rock of Ages
  677. Comme un chef/ The Chef
  678. Brave
  679. Marley
  680. The Cabin in the Woods
  681. The Innkeepers
  682. Margaret
  683. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  684. Elena
  685. Prometheus
  686. Anton Chekhov’s The Duel
  687. Friends with Kids
  688. Get the Gringo
  689. Game Change
  690. Declaration of War/ La guerre est declaree
  691. Men in Black 3
  692. Empire of Silver
  693. Silent Souls/ Ovsyenki
  694. The Dictator
  695. Swerve
  696. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  697. Careless Love
  698. Dark Shadows
  699. La Delicatesse/ Delicacy
  700. Iron Sky
  701. Trishna
  702. W./E
  703. 21 Jump Street
  704. Act of Valor
  705. Amour de Jeunesse/ Goodbye, First Love
  706. The Avengers
  707. Battleship
  708. Cafe de Flore
  709. The Deep Blue Sea
  710. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
  711. The Footnote
  712. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  713. Hotel Lux
  714. The Hunger Games
  715. Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy
  716. Kongen av Bastoy? King of Devil’s Island
  717. Kid with a Bike/ Le Gamin au Velo
  718. The Lady
  719. Le Havre
  720. The Lucky One
  721. Mirror, Mirror
  722. Les Neiges de Kilimandjaro/ The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  723. Pirates: Band of Misfits!
  724. The Raid
  725. Rebellion/ L’Ordre et La Morale
  726. The Rum Diary
  727. Romantics Anonymous/ Les Emotifs Anonymes
  728. Safe
  729. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  730. The Sorcerer and the White Snake
  731. La Source des femmes/ The Source
  732. Spud
  733. This Must be the Place
  734. Tomboy
  735. The Woman in Black
  736. Wish You Were Here
  737. La Femme de Vieme/ The Woman in the Fifth
  738. The Five-Year Engagement
  739. La Fille du Puisatier/ The Well Digger’s Daughter
  740. The Wrath of the Titans
  741. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2012
  742. Any Questions for Ben?
  743. 50/50
  744. The Artist
  745. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  746. Buck
  747. Carnage
  748. Chronicle
  749. Contraband
  750. A Dangerous Method
  751. The Devil Inside
  752. Gone
  753. Headhunters/ Hodejegerne
  754. Project X
  755. John Carter
  756. One for the Money
  757. Safe House
  758. This Means War
  759. Tyrannosaur
  760. 1911
  761. 30 Minutes or Less
  762. Apollo 18
  763. A Better Life
  764. Everything Must Go
  765. A Few Best Men
  766. Flypaper
  767. The Grey
  768. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  769. J. Edgar
  770. Killer Elite
  771. Like Crazy
  772. Man on a Ledge
  773. My Week with Marilyn
  774. Retreat
  775. Shame
  776. Trespass
  777. The Vow
  778. A Moi Seule/ Coming Home
  779. Aujourd’hui/ Today
  780. Barbara
  781. Bel Ami
  782. Captive
  783. Cesare deve morire/ Caesar Must Die
  784. Cherry
  785. Dictado/ Dictation/ Childish Games
  786. Dollhouse
  787. Don 2: Don Must Die
  788. L’Enfant d’ en haut/ Sister
  789. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  790. Flowers of War
  791. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  792. Gnade/ Mercy
  793. Haywire
  794. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  795. Jayne Mansfield’s Car
  796. Keep the Lights on
  797. Just the Wind/ Csalk a Szel
  798. La Mer a L’Aube/ Calm at Sea
  799. Meteora
  800. My Brother the Devil
  801. Postcards from the Zoo
  802. Rebelle/ War Witch
  803. A Royal Affair
  804. Shadow Dancer
  805. Tabu
  806. La Vierge, Les Coptes et Moi...
  807. Was Bleibt/ Home for the Weekend
  808. White Deer Plain
  809. Wilaya
  810. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2012 Special Edition
  811. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2012
  812. Too Big to Fail
  813. The Descendants
  814. Arietty
  815. Autoluminiscent
  816. Hugo
  817. The Muppets
  818. Young Adult
  819. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  820. The Adventures of Tintin
  821. Waste Land
  822. Happy Feet Two
  823. We Bought a Zoo
  824. Dolphin Tale
  825. Albert Nobbs
  826. Courageous
  827. New Year’s Eve
  828. Restless
  829. The Tall Man
  830. The Skin I Live In
  831. Tower Heist
  832. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  833. Another Earth
  834. The Iron Lady
  835. Jack and Jill
  836. Melancholia
  837. Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  838. The Orator/ O Le Tulafale
  839. The Yellow Sea/ Hwanghae
  840. Yes Madam, Sir
  841. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November 2011
  842. Breaking Dawn Part I
  843. Attack the Block
  844. The Debt
  845. Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope)
  846. The Ides of March
  847. Immortals
  848. I Don’t Know How She Does It
  849. The Inbetweeners
  850. Moneyball
  851. Puss in Boots
  852. Toomelah
  853. Machine Gun Preacher
  854. Ages of Love (Manuele d’ Am3re)
  855. Arthur Christmas
  856. Shark Night 3D
  857. L’Amour Fou
  858. Country Strong
  859. Oakie’s Outback Adventure
  860. Surviving Georgia
  861. Cedar Rapids
  862. Our Idiot Brother
  863. In Time
  864. The Cup
  865. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
  866. Contagion
  867. What’s Your Number?
  868. The Three Musketeers
  869. Midnight in Paris
  870. Higher Ground
  871. The Thing
  872. Project Nim
  873. Footloose
  874. Take Shelter
  875. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  876. The Whistleblower
  877. Monte Carlo
  878. Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
  879. Submarine
  880. The Eye of the Storm
  881. Fire in Babylon
  882. Tabloid
  883. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  884. Red State
  885. Real Steel
  886. Johnny English Reborn
  887. The Hunter
  888. Fright Night
  889. Abduction
  890. 13 Assassins
  891. Guilty Pleasures
  892. Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  893. Colombiana
  894. Zookeeper
  895. Final Destination 5
  896. The Change-Up
  897. Face to Face
  898. Win Win
  899. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  900. Horrible Bosses
  901. Hobo with a Shotgun
  902. The Help
  903. Conan the Barbarian
  904. Chalet Girl
  905. Beastly
  906. Priest
  907. The Woman
  908. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  909. Friends with Benefits
  910. Secuestrados (Kidnapped)
  911. Jane Eyre
  912. Big Mamma’s Boy
  913. Cowboys & Aliens
  914. Green Lantern
  915. Senna
  916. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
  917. The Illusionist
  918. The Conspirator
  919. Love Crime
  920. Captain America, the First Avenger
  921. Precious Life
  922. Bad Teacher
  923. The Eagle
  924. Five Days of August/ Five Days of War
  925. Mars Needs Moms
  926. Stake Land
  927. Beautiful Lies (De Vrais Mensonges)
  928. Meek’s Cutoff
  929. Cars 2
  930. The Last Circus (La Balada Triste de la Trompeta)
  931. Kung Fu Panda 2
  932. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  933. Larry Crowne
  934. The Trip
  935. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  936. Special Treatment (Sans Queue ni Tete)
  937. Mr Popper’s Penguins
  938. Mozart’s Sister
  939. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits/ The Other Woman
  940. All Good Things
  941. Crazy on the Outside
  942. The Tree of Life
  943. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May/June 2011
  944. Faith, Fraud + Minimum Wage
  945. Super 8
  946. Blame
  947. Bridesmaids
  948. Little White Lies
  949. Here I Am
  950. X Men: First Class
  951. The Tunnel
  952. Babies
  953. The Hangover Part II
  954. Carlos
  955. Oceans
  956. Angele et Tony
  957. Soul Surfer
  958. Julia’s Eyes
  959. Mrs Carey’s Concert
  960. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  961. SIGNIS Statement: Oranges and Sunshine
  962. Burke and Hare
  963. Water for Elephants
  964. Hanna
  965. Source Code
  966. Hoodwinked Too: The Battle Between Hood and Evil
  967. Fast Five/ The Fast and the Furious 5
  968. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  969. Your Highness
  970. Thor
  971. Something Borrowed
  972. Snowtown
  973. Scream 4
  974. Rio
  975. La Rafle/ The Round Up
  976. Le Quattro Volte
  977. Paul
  978. Oranges and Sunshine
  979. Murundak
  980. Main Street
  981. Mad Bastards
  982. The Lost Bladesman
  983. Insidious
  984. Incendies
  985. The Human Resources Manager
  986. Get Low
  987. Catfish
  988. Arthur
  989. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March/April 2011
  990. Hop
  991. Sucker Punch
  992. Potiche
  993. Goethe!
  994. The Day I Wasn’t Born (Das lied in mir)
  995. Limitless
  996. Haevnen (In a Better World)
  997. A Heartbeat Away
  998. The Lincoln Lawyer
  999. The Reef
  1000. Red Riding Hood
  1001. The Company Men
  1002. Battle Los Angeles
  1003. Just Go With It
  1004. Howl
  1005. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  1006. Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland
  1007. Ausente (Absent)
  1008. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  1009. Come Rain, Come Shine
  1010. Coriolanus
  1011. Dance Town
  1012. The Devil’s Double
  1013. Les Femmes du 6eme Etage (Women of the 6th Floor/ Service Entrance)
  1014. The Forgiveness of Blood
  1015. The Future
  1016. Griff the Invisible
  1017. The Guard
  1018. If Not Us, Who (Wer Wenn Nicht Wir)
  1019. Invisible (Lo Roim Alaich)
  1020. Late Bloomers
  1021. Margin Call
  1022. Mein Bester Feind (My Best Enemy)
  1023. Un Mondo Misterioso (A Mysterious World)
  1024. Nader and Simin: a Separation
  1025. Odem (Lipstikka)
  1026. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2011 Special Edition
  1027. Our Grand Despair
  1028. Pina
  1029. El Premio (The Prize)
  1030. Romeos
  1031. Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)
  1032. Swans
  1033. Tambien la lluvia (Even the Rain)
  1034. Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2 - The Enemy Within)
  1035. True Grit
  1036. Unknown
  1037. Utopians
  1038. Vampire
  1039. V Subottu (Innocent Saturday)
  1040. Wind and Fog
  1041. Yelling to the Sky
  1042. The Rite
  1043. La Tete en Friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte)
  1044. Rango
  1045. SIGNIS Statement: The Rite
  1046. The Way Back
  1047. Wasted on the Young
  1048. Secretariat
  1049. Season of the Witch
  1050. No Strings Attached
  1051. Never Let Me Go
  1052. Nenette
  1053. A LIttle Bit of Heaven
  1054. Inside Job
  1055. I Am Number Four
  1056. Hall Pass
  1057. Gnomeo and Juliet
  1058. Conviction
  1059. Big Momma. Like Father Like Son
  1060. The Adjustment Bureau
  1061. Rabbit Hole
  1062. Hereafter
  1063. SIGNIS Statement: Brighton Rock
  1064. Barney’s Version
  1065. The Green Hornet
  1066. The Next Three Days
  1067. Ramona and Beezus
  1068. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2011
  1069. The Mechanic
  1070. How Do You Know
  1071. The Romantics
  1072. 127 Hours
  1073. Black Swan
  1074. The Fighter
  1075. Burlesque
  1076. The Dilemma
  1077. Takers
  1078. Stone
  1079. Arctic Blast
  1080. Out Of The Silence
  1081. Helen
  1082. Morning Glory
  1083. Yogi Bear
  1084. Korkoro
  1085. Unstoppable
  1086. Tangled
  1087. The Tourist
  1088. Sarah’s Key (Elle s’appelle Sarah)
  1089. Gulliver’s Travels
  1090. Little Fockers
  1091. Love and Other Drugs
  1092. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2010
  1093. The King’s Speech
  1094. Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur)
  1095. Somewhere
  1096. Desert Flower
  1097. Tron: Legacy
  1098. Megamind
  1099. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  1100. Devil
  1101. Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale
  1102. The Last Exorcism
  1103. Due Date
  1104. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November 2010
  1105. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2010
  1106. Beneath Hill 60
  1107. Monsters
  1108. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
  1109. Machete
  1110. Sisters of War
  1111. Wild Target
  1112. Skyline
  1113. The American
  1114. Winter’s Bone
  1115. The Loved Ones
  1116. Paranormal Activity 2
  1117. Saw 3D (Saw VII)
  1118. The Social Network
  1119. Gainsbourg
  1120. Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
  1121. You Don’t Know Jack
  1122. Life as We Know It
  1123. Made in Dagenham
  1124. Red
  1125. Let Me In
  1126. The Town
  1127. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  1128. Copacabana
  1129. La Danse
  1130. The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  1131. The Clinic
  1132. Eat Pray Love
  1133. Buried
  1134. Legend of the Guardians. The Owls of Ga’hoole
  1135. Dinner for Schmucks
  1136. The Least of These
  1137. The City of Your Final Destination
  1138. Sagan
  1139. Summer Coda
  1140. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  1141. Cats and Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty Galore
  1142. I’m Still Here
  1143. The Other Guys
  1144. The Last Airbender
  1145. Easy A
  1146. Tomorrow When the War Began
  1147. Despicable Me
  1148. Letters to Father Jakob (Postia poppi Jaakobille)
  1149. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  1150. Salt
  1151. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  1152. Piranha 3D
  1153. Vampires Suck
  1154. Matching Jack
  1155. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2010
  1156. Cairo Time
  1157. Peepli [Live]
  1158. The Expendables
  1159. Second Hand Wedding
  1160. Splice
  1161. Step Up 3D
  1162. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  1163. The Special Relationship
  1164. South Solitary
  1165. Killers
  1166. Leaving (Partir)
  1167. Inception
  1168. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  1169. Boy
  1170. The Waiting City
  1171. Knight and Day
  1172. L’Herisson (Hegehog)
  1173. The Runaways
  1174. Predators
  1175. The Karate Kid
  1176. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  1177. Toy Story 3
  1178. New York, I Love You
  1179. The A-Team
  1180. Get Him to the Greek
  1181. Accidents Happen
  1182. L’Affaire Farewell
  1183. Animal Kingdom
  1184. City Island
  1185. Le Concert
  1186. I Love You Too
  1187. The Kings of Mykonos
  1188. Letters to Juliet
  1189. Mademoiselle Chambon
  1190. Mother and Child
  1191. Shrek Forever After
  1192. Valhalla Rising
  1193. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2010 Special Edition
  1194. Abel
  1195. Les Amours Immaginaires
  1196. Another Year
  1197. Aurora
  1198. Biutiful
  1199. Blue Valentine
  1200. Burnt by the Sun 2: The Exodus
  1201. Carancho
  1202. Chonqing Blues (Rizhao Chongqing)
  1203. Copie Certifie (Certified Copy)
  1204. Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men)
  1205. Fair Game
  1206. Hahaha
  1207. L’homme qui crie (A Screaming Man)
  1208. Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law)
  1209. The Housemaid
  1210. Kaboom
  1211. Life, Above All
  1212. Lung Boonmee Rachuak Chat (Uncle Boonmee who can Recall Past Lives)
  1213. Marti, Dupa Craciun (Tuesday after Christmas)
  1214. My Joy
  1215. La Nostra Vita
  1216. SIGNIS Statement: "Des hommes et des dieux" (Of Gods and Men)
  1217. Octubre
  1218. Outrage
  1219. Poetry
  1220. La Princesse de Montpensier
  1221. Robin Hood
  1222. Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs)
  1223. Route Irish
  1224. Simon Werner e Disparu... (Lights Out)
  1225. The Strange Case of Angelica
  1226. Szerid Teremtes - A Frankenstein Terv (Tender Son - the Frankenstein Project
  1227. Tamara Drewe
  1228. Tournee (On Tour)
  1229. The Tree
  1230. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  1231. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  1232. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April/May 2010
  1233. Brooklyn’s Finest
  1234. Tooth Fairy
  1235. Sex and the City 2
  1236. The Losers
  1237. Rec 2
  1238. Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time
  1239. Gentlemen Broncos
  1240. Cop Out
  1242. Hot Tub Time Machine
  1243. A Room and a Half
  1244. Psych 9
  1245. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  1246. Furry Vengeance
  1247. Four Lions
  1248. The Backup PLan
  1249. Iron Man 2
  1250. Revanche
  1251. The Last Song
  1252. The Disappearance of Alice Creed
  1253. SIGNIS Statement: Agora
  1254. SIGNIS Statement: The Calling
  1255. The Joneses
  1256. Dogtooth
  1257. Centurion
  1258. It’s a Wonderful Afterlife
  1259. Cherrybomb
  1260. Date Night
  1261. Io Sono L’Amore (I Am Love)
  1262. Pazar (The Market - a Tale of Trade)
  1263. City of Life and Death
  1264. Cemetery Junction
  1265. Ghost (The Ghost Writer)
  1266. Dear John
  1267. Repo Men
  1268. Crying with Laughter
  1269. Boogie Woogie
  1270. Donne-moi La Main (Give Me Your Hand)
  1271. Shelter
  1272. The Infidel
  1273. Whip It
  1274. I Know You Know
  1275. SIGNIS Statement: Lourdes
  1276. SIGNIS Statement: No Greater Love
  1277. Shank
  1278. How to Train Your Dragon
  1279. Clash of the Titans
  1280. Remember Me
  1281. Kick Ass
  1282. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  1283. The Blind Side
  1284. I Love You, Phillip Morris
  1285. The Bounty Hunter
  1286. My Last Five Girlfriends
  1287. The Spy Next Door
  1288. Sons of Cuba
  1289. Salvage
  1290. The Scouting Book for Boys
  1291. House of the Devil
  1292. Green Zone
  1293. Hachi: a Dog’s Tale
  1294. Shutter Island
  1295. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  1296. The Kreutzer Sonata
  1297. The Father of My Children (Le Pere de Mes Enfants)
  1298. Chloe
  1299. Battle for Terra
  1300. The Wolfman
  1301. Oorlogswinter (Winter in Wartime)
  1302. Valentine’s Day
  1303. Solomon Kane
  1304. Powder Blue
  1305. The Crazies
  1306. Case 39
  1307. Anonyma
  1308. Alice in Wonderland
  1309. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief
  1310. Ondine
  1311. Micmacs
  1312. Legion
  1313. Leap Year
  1314. From Paris with Love
  1315. Extraordinary Measures
  1316. Everybody’s Fine
  1317. Crazy Heart
  1318. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2010 Special Edition
  1319. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January/February 2010
  1320. L’Arbre et La Foret (Family Tree)
  1321. L’Autre Dumas (The Other Dumas)
  1322. Bal (Honey)
  1323. David Wants to Fly
  1324. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  1325. En Familie (A Family)
  1326. Father of Invention
  1327. Die Fremde (When You Leave)
  1328. Greenberg
  1329. Jud Suss: Rise and Fall
  1330. The Kids are All Right
  1331. The Killer Inside Me
  1332. Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons)
  1333. My Name is Khan
  1334. Na Putu (On the Path)
  1335. Otouto (About Her Brother)
  1336. Please Give
  1337. Red Hill
  1338. Shahada (Faith)
  1339. Son of Babylon
  1340. Submarino
  1341. When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
  1342. A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop
  1343. Invictus
  1344. The Book of Eli
  1345. Astro Boy
  1346. Youth in Revolt
  1347. Up in the Air
  1348. Tony
  1349. A Single Man
  1350. Romeo and Juliet (Indonesia)
  1351. Holy Water
  1352. Exam
  1353. It’s Complicated
  1354. 44 Inch Chest
  1355. Nine
  1356. St Trinians: the Legend of Fritton’s Gold
  1357. Ninja Assassin
  1358. Daybreakers
  1359. Armored
  1360. Edge of Darkness
  1361. Motherhood
  1362. Brothers
  1363. Breathless
  1364. Bran Nue Dae
  1365. All About Steve
  1366. The Princess and the Frog
  1367. Talentime
  1368. Troubled Water (De Usynlige)
  1369. Extract
  1370. Shrink
  1371. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  1372. Diamant 13
  1373. Old Dogs
  1374. Did You Hear about the Morgans?
  1375. Mao’s Last Dancer
  1376. Sherlock Holmes
  1377. The Lovely Bones
  1378. Prime Mover
  1379. The Brothers Bloom
  1380. Avatar
  1381. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November/December 2009
  1382. The Other Man
  1383. Post Grad
  1384. Unmade Beds
  1385. Where the Wild Things Are
  1386. Planet 51
  1387. Only When I Dance
  1388. Nowhere Boy
  1389. The Merry Gentleman
  1390. Me and Orson Welles
  1391. The Girlfriend Experience
  1392. Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life)
  1393. The Descent: Part 2
  1394. Cracks
  1395. The Box
  1396. Nativity!
  1397. Paranormal Activity
  1398. Law Abiding Citizen
  1399. Bunny and the Bull
  1400. Machan
  1401. The Boys are Back
  1402. New Moon (The Twilight Saga: New Moon)
  1403. Glorious 39
  1404. A Serious Man
  1405. Examined Life
  1406. Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall)
  1407. Harry Brown
  1408. Amelia
  1409. 2012
  1410. The Fourth Kind
  1411. An Education
  1412. A Christmas Carol
  1413. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  1414. The Cove
  1415. The Horseman
  1416. Jennifer’s Body
  1417. Fantastic Mr Fox
  1418. Saw VI
  1419. Coffin Rock
  1420. Dead Man Running
  1421. Stone Bros.
  1422. Disgrace
  1423. My Year without Sex
  1424. This Is It
  1425. Blessed
  1426. Cirque du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant
  1427. Cedar Boys
  1428. Beautiful Kate
  1429. 9
  1430. Pontypool
  1431. Couples Retreat
  1432. Halloween II
  1433. Ong Bak: the Beginning
  1434. Zombieland
  1435. Capitalism: A Love Story
  1436. The Informant!
  1437. Pandorum
  1438. My Life in Ruins (Driving Aphrodite)
  1439. Surrogates
  1440. The Invention of Lying
  1441. Whiteout
  1442. Sorority Row
  1443. The Soloist
  1444. Management
  1445. Julie & Julia
  1446. Jack Said
  1447. Gamer
  1448. The Firm
  1449. Fame
  1450. Dorian Gray
  1451. The Crimson Wing
  1452. Creation
  1453. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  1454. Blind Dating
  1455. Away We Go
  1456. Adventureland
  1457. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2009
  1458. District 9
  1459. (500) Days of Summer
  1460. The Red Baron
  1461. Sztuczki (Tricks)
  1462. Shorts
  1463. Funny People
  1464. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  1465. A Perfect Getaway
  1466. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  1467. The Final Destination
  1468. Dance Flick
  1469. Bandslam
  1470. Aliens in the Attic
  1471. Orphan
  1472. Adam
  1473. GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  1474. Home
  1475. The Ugly Truth
  1476. G-Force
  1477. The Taking of Pelham 123
  1478. Land of the Lost
  1479. Crossing Over
  1480. Mad, Sad and Bad
  1481. Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
  1482. The Limits of Control
  1483. The Hurt Locker
  1484. Villa Amalia
  1485. Antichrist: An Essay/Review
  1486. The Proposal
  1487. Just Another Love Story
  1488. Charles Dickens’ England
  1489. Soul at Peace (Pokoj v Dusi)
  1490. Bist (Twenty)
  1491. Un Age a la Mer (Angel at Sea)
  1492. Tutta Colpa di Giuda
  1493. Swinki (Piggies)
  1494. Goodbye, Solo
  1495. Moon
  1496. Martyrs
  1497. The Informers
  1498. Lake Tahoe
  1499. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  1500. Frozen River
  1501. Cold Souls
  1502. Bruno
  1503. Red Mist
  1504. Public Enemies
  1505. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  1506. Shirin
  1507. Blood: the Last Vampire
  1508. My Sister’s Keeper
  1509. Sunshine Cleaning
  1510. Rudo y Cursi
  1511. Sin Nombre
  1512. Year One
  1513. The Last Thakur
  1514. The Last House on the Left
  1515. Doghouse
  1516. Everlasting Moments (Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments)
  1517. Telstar
  1518. Gigantic
  1519. Red Cliff
  1520. Helen
  1521. The Hangover
  1522. O’Horten
  1523. The Children of the Silk Road (The Children of Huang Shi/ Escape from Huang Shi)
  1524. Sex Drive
  1525. Terminator Salvation
  1526. Tormented
  1527. Sugar
  1528. Pour Elle (Anything for Her)
  1529. Max Manus
  1530. Last Chance Harvey
  1531. The Hide
  1532. Awaydays
  1533. Angels & Demons
  1534. Fighting
  1535. Drag Me to Hell
  1536. Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian
  1537. Endgame
  1538. Obsessed
  1539. Viva
  1540. French Film
  1541. Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
  1542. Visage
  1543. Vincere
  1544. Vengeance
  1545. Up
  1546. The Tsar
  1547. The Time that Remains
  1548. Thirst: Ceci est mon Sang
  1549. Tales from the Golden Age
  1550. Taking Woodstock
  1551. The Silent Army
  1552. Samson & Delilah
  1553. Un Prophete
  1554. Precious
  1555. Police, Adjective
  1556. Nobody Knows About Persian Cats
  1557. My Neighbour, My Killer
  1558. Mother
  1559. Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
  1560. Manila
  1561. Looking for Eric
  1562. Jaffa
  1563. Kinatay
  1564. Irene
  1565. Inglourious Basterds
  1566. Independencia
  1567. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  1568. La Fille du RER (The Girl on the Train)
  1569. Fish Tank
  1570. Eyes Wide Open
  1571. Enter the Void
  1572. Demain des L’Aube
  1573. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
  1574. Chun Fen Chen Zui De Ye Wan (Spring Fever)
  1575. Cendres et Sang (Ashes and Blood)
  1576. Bright Star
  1577. L’Armee du Crime
  1578. A L’Origine
  1579. Los Abrazos Rotos
  1580. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2009 Special Edition
  1581. SIGNIS Statement: Angels and Demons
  1582. Good
  1583. Coraline
  1584. Star Trek
  1585. Wolverine: X Men Origins
  1586. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April 2009
  1587. Is Anybody There?
  1588. Momma’s Man
  1589. Shifty
  1590. Seraphine
  1591. Villa Jasmin
  1592. Snow (Snijeg)
  1593. Four Nights with Anna
  1594. Fermat’s Room (La habitacion de Fermat)
  1595. Wrong Rosary
  1596. Tear This Heart Out (Arrancame la vida)
  1597. Skin
  1598. Si Puo Fare (We Can Do It/ It Can Be Done)
  1599. Scratch (Rysa)
  1600. Hannah Montana: the Movie
  1601. Blue Eyelids (Parpados Azules)
  1602. Crank: High Voltage
  1603. The Empty Nest
  1604. The Market - a tale of Trade
  1605. Rain
  1606. The Necessities of Life (Ce qu’il faut pour vivre)
  1607. State of Play
  1608. Observe and Report
  1609. Outlander
  1610. Hassan and Morkos
  1611. Departures (Okuribito)
  1612. Dansen (Dancers)
  1613. Blind Sunflowers (Los Girasoles Ciegos)
  1614. 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum)
  1615. In the Loop
  1616. Not Easily Broken
  1617. Five Minutes of Heaven
  1618. Let the Right One In
  1619. I Love You, Man
  1620. Fifty Dead Men Walking
  1621. Dragonball: Evolution
  1622. 17 Again
  1623. Fast and Furious
  1624. Tony Manero
  1625. Race to Witch Mountain
  1626. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2009
  1627. SIGNIS Statement: Religulous
  1628. Cherry Blossoms (Kirschebluten/Hanami)
  1629. Monsters Vs Aliens
  1630. The Boat that Rocked
  1631. I Can’t Think Straight
  1632. The World Unseen
  1633. Religulous
  1634. The Uninvited
  1635. Little Ashes
  1636. The Haunting in Connecticut
  1637. Knowing
  1638. The Life Before Her Eyes
  1639. Traitor
  1640. Genova
  1641. The Damned United
  1642. Duplicity
  1643. Diminished Capacity
  1644. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  1645. Lesbian Vampire Killers
  1646. The Age of Stupid
  1647. Flash of Genius
  1648. Bronson
  1649. Hush
  1650. The Great Debaters
  1651. The Young Victoria
  1652. Wendy and Lucy
  1653. Watchmen
  1654. Reverb
  1655. A Short Stay in Switzerland
  1656. Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron)
  1657. The Burning Plain
  1658. American Teen
  1659. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2009 Special Edition
  1660. Yarwng (Roots)
  1661. The Crew
  1662. He’s Just Not That Into You
  1663. Push
  1664. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  1665. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2009
  1666. The International
  1667. New in Town
  1668. The Unborn
  1669. Franklyn
  1670. Cadillac Records
  1671. Hotel for Dogs
  1672. Friday the 13th
  1673. Gran Torino
  1674. All About Elly (Darbareye Elly)
  1675. Alle Anderen (Everyone Else)
  1676. An American in New York
  1677. Ander
  1678. Beast Stalker
  1679. The Bone Man (Der Knochenmann)
  1680. Burrowing (Man Tanker Sitt)
  1681. Cheri
  1682. The Countess
  1683. Deutschland 09
  1684. Eden a L’Ouest (Eden is West)
  1685. End of Love
  1686. The Fish Child (El Nino Pez)
  1687. Forever Enthralled
  1688. Gigante
  1689. Happy Tears
  1690. John Rabe
  1691. Just Walking (Solo Quiero Caminar)
  1692. Katalin Varga
  1693. Letters to the President
  1694. London River
  1695. Mammoth
  1696. The Messenger
  1697. Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustuda)
  1698. My One and Only
  1699. Pedro
  1700. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  1701. Rage
  1702. Ricky
  1703. Ruckenwind (Light Gradient)
  1704. Storm
  1705. Tatarak (Sweet Rush)
  1706. Welcome
  1707. Winterstilte (Winter Silence)
  1708. Notorious
  1709. The Pink Panther 2
  1710. The Spirit
  1711. The Square
  1712. Bottle Shock
  1713. Bolt
  1714. JCVD
  1715. Cronoscrimines (Time Crimes)
  1716. Valkyrie
  1717. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
  1718. Henry Poole is Here
  1719. The Broken
  1720. Battle in Seattle
  1721. Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans
  1722. Tokyo Sonata
  1723. The Punisher: War Zone
  1724. Who Killed Nancy?
  1725. My Bloody Valentine 3D
  1726. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2009
  1727. My Mom’s New Boyfriend
  1728. Lucky Miles
  1729. Marley and Me
  1730. Gabriel
  1731. Bride Wars
  1732. Monkey PUzzle
  1733. Doubt
  1734. Frost/Nixon
  1735. Defiance
  1736. Revolutionary Road
  1737. Roman de Gare
  1738. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2
  1739. Seven Pounds
  1740. Transsiberian
  1741. Garbage Warrior
  1742. Yes Man
  1743. The Grocer’s Son
  1744. Slumdog Millionaire
  1745. The Reader
  1746. Far North
  1747. Bedtime Stories
  1748. Beverley Hills Chihuahua
  1749. Newcastle
  1750. Fugitive Pieces
  1751. Gonzo, the Life and Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
  1752. The Wrestler
  1753. A Bunch of Amateurs
  1754. Twilight
  1755. The Tale of Despereaux
  1756. Milk
  1757. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  1758. Australia
  1759. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2008
  1760. The Church in Transition: Doubt
  1761. Faintheart
  1762. Dean Spanley
  1763. Trade
  1764. The Stone of Destiny
  1765. Nordwand (North Face)
  1766. Love and Honour
  1767. Inkheart
  1768. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  1769. Choke
  1770. Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
  1771. My Best Friend’s Girl
  1772. The Secret Life of Bees
  1773. Quarantine
  1774. Summer
  1775. Julia
  1776. Four Christmases
  1777. Il Vento Va il Suo Giro (The Wind Blows Around)
  1778. Un Poco de Chocolade (A Little Bit of Chocolate)
  1779. Transporter 3
  1780. The Girl in the Park
  1781. Les Lignes du Sang (Rivals)
  1782. Bonneville
  1783. The Children
  1784. The Express
  1785. Lakeview Terrace
  1786. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October-November 2008
  1787. Body of Lies
  1788. The Oxford Murders
  1789. Flawless
  1790. Dialogue avec mon Jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)
  1791. The Warlords
  1792. Easy Virtue
  1793. Fine, Totally Fine
  1794. Max Payne
  1795. Pride and Glory
  1796. Zach and Miri Make a Porno
  1797. Choking Man
  1798. The Baader Meinhof Complex
  1799. Scar 3D
  1800. W
  1801. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
  1802. Quantum of Solace
  1803. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  1804. Incendiary
  1805. Of Time and the City
  1806. Le Ring
  1807. A nyomozo (The Investigation)
  1808. Rumba
  1809. Saw V
  1810. Un Coeur Simple (A Simple Heart)
  1811. Non Pensarci (Don’t Think About It)
  1812. Eagle Eye
  1813. Igor
  1814. The Rocker
  1815. Free Jimmy
  1816. Young @ Heart
  1817. La Zona
  1818. Rachel Getting Married
  1819. Bigga than Ben
  1820. Vinyan
  1821. Nights in Rodanthe
  1822. City of Ember
  1823. Mirrors
  1824. Brideshead Revisited
  1825. Mutant Chronicles
  1826. The House Bunny
  1827. Fly Me to the Moon 3D
  1828. SIGNIS Statement: Brideshead Revisited and its Catholicism
  1829. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2008
  1830. Tropic Thunder
  1831. 88 Minutes
  1832. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
  1833. Good Dick
  1834. Die Welle (The Wave)
  1835. Rocknrolla
  1836. Redbelt
  1837. Righteous Kill
  1838. The Foot Fist Way
  1839. Death Race
  1840. Bangkok Dangerous
  1841. Appaloosa
  1842. The Women
  1843. Taken
  1844. Eden Lake
  1845. Babylon AD
  1846. Live!
  1847. Burn After Reading
  1848. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  1849. Disaster Movie
  1850. Myrin (Jar City)
  1851. Partition
  1852. The Strangers
  1853. Step-Brothers
  1854. SIGNIS Film reviews: August 2008
  1855. Puffball
  1856. Times and Winds (Bes Vakit)
  1857. The Wackness
  1858. Wild Child
  1859. Shoot on Sight
  1860. Daylight Robbery
  1861. El Cantante
  1862. Somers Town
  1863. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  1864. Get Smart
  1865. Ben X
  1866. College Road Trip
  1867. Hellboy II: the Golden Army
  1868. Man from Plains
  1869. Three and Out
  1870. Vexille
  1871. Angel
  1872. The Clone Wars
  1873. Miss Pettigrew Lives a Day
  1874. The Karamazovs
  1875. SIGNIS Statement: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  1876. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  1877. CJ7
  1878. Make it Happen
  1879. Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)
  1880. Renard et L’Enfant (The Fox and the Child)
  1881. The Love Guru
  1882. Cidade dos Homens (City of Men)
  1883. The X Files: I Want to Believe
  1884. Married Life
  1885. Cass
  1886. Blindsight
  1887. Paris
  1888. Before the Rains
  1889. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  1890. Elle s’appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine)
  1891. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame
  1892. The Dark Knight
  1893. Baby Mama
  1894. Meet Dave
  1895. WALL.E
  1896. Donkey Punch
  1897. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July 2008
  1898. Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
  1899. Mamma Mia
  1900. The Forbidden Kingdom
  1901. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2008
  1902. La Romance d’Astree et Celadon
  1903. Mad Detective
  1904. Mes Amis, Mes Amours
  1905. Kung Fu Panda
  1906. In Memory of My Father
  1907. Adulthood
  1908. El Bano del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet)
  1909. My Winnipeg
  1910. Les Femmes de l’Ombre (Female Agents)
  1911. Prince Caspian
  1912. Hancock
  1913. Wanted
  1914. Cassandra’s Dream
  1915. The Ruins
  1916. The Edge of Love
  1917. The Waiting Room
  1918. In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  1919. The Happening
  1920. The Incredible Hulk
  1921. Hors de Prix (Priceless)
  1922. Teeth
  1923. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2008 Special Edition
  1924. The Escapist
  1925. Kamikaze Girls
  1926. Persepolis
  1927. Mongol
  1928. Ostrov (The Island)
  1929. Taxi to the Darkside
  1930. Balls of Fury
  1931. Mad Money
  1932. Anamorph
  1933. Filth: the Mary Whitehouse Story
  1934. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  1935. Sarkar Raj
  1936. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanomo
  1937. Caramel
  1938. Prom Night
  1939. Superhero Movie
  1940. Chemical Wedding
  1941. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  1942. Sex and the City
  1943. Timber Falls
  1944. 24 City
  1945. Adoration
  1946. A Festa da Menina Morta (Dead Girl’s Feast)
  1947. Afterschool
  1948. Los Bastardos
  1949. Blindness
  1950. The Chaser
  1951. Che
  1952. Un Conte de Noel
  1953. Delta
  1954. Il Divo
  1955. Entre les Murs (The Class)
  1956. The Exchange (formerly Changeling)
  1957. La Frontiere de l’Aube (The Dawn Shore)
  1958. Gomorrah
  1959. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
  1960. Hunger
  1961. Johnny Mad Dog
  1962. Leonera (Lion’s Den)
  1963. Linha de Passe
  1964. Milh Hadha Al-Bahr (Salt of this Sea)
  1965. La Mujer sin Cabeza
  1966. My Magic
  1967. Ocean Flame
  1968. Versailles
  1969. De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary)
  1970. Palermo Shooting
  1971. Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood)
  1972. Serbis
  1973. Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna’s Silence)
  1974. Soi Cowboy
  1975. Surveillance
  1976. Synecdoche, New York
  1977. Tokyo!
  1978. UC Maymun (The Three Monkeys)
  1979. Ting Chi (Parking)
  1980. Tulpan
  1981. Two Lovers
  1982. Vicki Cristina Barcelona
  1983. La Vie Moderne
  1984. Waltz with Bashir
  1985. What Just Happened?
  1986. Wolke 9 (Cloud 9)
  1987. Bienvenue chez les Ch’its (Welcome to the Sticks)
  1988. The Black Balloon
  1989. Charlie Bartlett
  1990. Shutter
  1991. Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead
  1992. La Question Humaine (Heartbeat Detector)
  1993. Cashback
  1994. XXY
  1995. Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
  1996. Honeydripper
  1997. Un Secret
  1998. The Air I Breathe
  1999. SIGNIS Films Reviews: April 2008
  2000. The Eye
  2001. Speed Racer
  2002. What Happens in Vegas
  2003. Stop-Loss
  2004. [Rec.]
  2005. Iron Man
  2006. Manufacturing Landscapes
  2007. Made of Honour
  2008. Doomsday
  2009. In Bruges
  2010. Pathology
  2011. Street Kings
  2012. One Missed Call
  2013. P2
  2014. My Enemy’s Enemy
  2015. Nim’s Island
  2016. 21
  2017. Leatherheads
  2018. Flashbacks of a Fool
  2019. Deception
  2020. Fool’s Gold
  2021. Gone Baby Gone
  2022. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  2023. The Mourning Forest
  2024. Boarding Gate
  2025. Death Defying Acts
  2026. Ballast
  2027. The Visitor
  2028. Smart People
  2029. The Mist
  2030. The King of California
  2031. Funny Games U.S.
  2032. Son of Rambow
  2033. Awake
  2034. How She Move
  2035. My Brother is an Only Child
  2036. Drillbit Taylor
  2037. First Sunday
  2038. The Go Master
  2039. Run, Fatboy, Run
  2040. The 11th Hour
  2041. Meet the Spartans
  2042. Lars and the Real Girl
  2043. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  2044. Step Up 2: The Streets
  2045. The Orphanage (El Orfanato)
  2046. Love in the Time of Cholera
  2047. Dr Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who
  2048. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2008
  2049. L’heure Zero (Towards Zero)
  2050. Avril
  2051. Sous Les Bombes (Under the Bombs)
  2052. Children of Glory
  2053. Out of the Blue
  2054. Miss Austen Regrets
  2055. Assembly
  2056. The Cottage
  2057. Beaufort
  2058. 10,000 BC
  2059. Vantage Point
  2060. Four Minutes (Vier Minuten)
  2061. La Grain et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain)
  2062. George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead
  2063. Garage
  2064. Fade to Black
  2065. The Accidental Husband
  2066. The Baker
  2067. The Bank Job
  2068. The Bucket List
  2069. Mang Shan (Blind Mountain)
  2070. Mister Lonely
  2071. Rambo
  2072. Semi-Pro
  2073. Untraceable
  2074. Waz
  2075. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2008 Special Edition
  2076. Tirador (Slingshot)
  2077. 3 Zan (3 Women)
  2078. Tatil Katibi (Summer Book)
  2079. Standard Operating Procedure
  2080. Sleep Dealer
  2081. Restless
  2082. The Other Boleyn Girl
  2083. Night and Day (Bam Gua Nat)
  2084. Man Jeuk (Sparrow)
  2085. Lemon Tree
  2086. Lady Jane
  2087. Katyn
  2088. Kabei - Our Mother
  2089. Jesus Christus Erloser (Jesus Christ Saviour)
  2090. Jerusalema
  2091. Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I Have Loved You for So Long)
  2092. Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
  2093. Happy-Go-Lucky
  2094. Fireflies in the Garden
  2095. Feuerherz (Heart of Fire)
  2096. Elegy
  2097. Dream Boy
  2098. Derek
  2099. Corroboree
  2100. Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos)
  2101. Boy A
  2102. Be Kind Rewind
  2103. Balikbayan Box
  2104. Black Water
  2105. Jumper
  2106. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2008
  2107. There Will Be Blood
  2108. Juno
  2109. Definitely, Maybe
  2110. The Forest of Death
  2111. The Professor and his Beloved Equation
  2112. The Water Horse
  2113. Time to Die
  2114. The Matrimony
  2115. Penelope
  2116. Anche Libero va bene (Across the Ridge)
  2117. Le Scaphandre et Le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
  2118. Margot at the Wedding
  2119. Things We Lost in the Fire
  2120. Over Her Dead Body
  2121. Italianetz (The Italian)
  2122. Cloverfield
  2123. Battle for Haditha
  2124. The Savages
  2125. Desaccord Parfait (Twice on a Lifetime)
  2126. Ensemble, C’est Tout (Hunting and Gathering)
  2127. Clubland
  2128. The Final Winter
  2129. Footy Legends
  2130. The Good Night
  2131. Kokoda
  2132. Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  2133. September
  2134. Asterix at the Olympic Games
  2135. St Trinians
  2136. Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story
  2137. Underdog
  2138. Charlie Wilson’s War
  2139. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2008
  2140. Alien versus Predator: Requiem
  2141. Dan in Real Life
  2142. PS I Love You
  2143. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  2144. Romulus, My Father
  2145. Rogue
  2146. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  2147. I Am Legend
  2148. Closing the Ring
  2149. The Man in the Chair
  2150. The Game Plan
  2151. The Bet
  2152. 27 Dresses
  2153. As It Is In Heaven
  2154. Arctic Tale
  2155. Youth without Youth
  2156. Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
  2157. Weirdsville
  2158. My Kid Could Paint That
  2159. Infinite Justice
  2160. Chromophobia
  2161. Anna M
  2162. Bella
  2163. The Bee Movie
  2164. He Was a Quiet Man
  2165. SIGNIS Statement: The Golden Compass
  2166. 30 Days of Night
  2167. Brick Lane
  2168. Enchanted
  2169. A Very British Gangster
  2170. Code Name: The Cleaner
  2171. I’m Not There
  2172. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November 2007
  2173. Pret-moi la main (I Do)
  2174. Talk to Me
  2175. Rescue Dawn
  2176. Shrooms
  2177. Fred Claus
  2178. Hitman
  2179. This Christmas
  2180. August Rush
  2181. You Kill Me
  2182. Stellet Licht
  2183. Silk
  2184. Into the Wild
  2185. The Lookout
  2186. Good Luck Chuck
  2187. Beowulf
  2188. I Served the King of England
  2189. The Jane Austen Book Club
  2190. Redacted
  2191. The Magic Flute
  2192. American Gangster
  2193. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  2194. Lions for Lambs
  2195. SIGNIS Statement: Elizabeth - The Golden Age
  2196. Once
  2197. Black Sheep
  2198. Nancy Drew
  2199. Mr Brooks
  2200. The Last Legion
  2201. Resident Evil: Extinction
  2202. The Invasion
  2203. Razzle Dazzle
  2204. Interview
  2205. Stardust
  2206. Rendition
  2207. Ratatouille
  2208. The Nines
  2209. In the Valley of Elah
  2210. The Hunting Party
  2211. Eastern Promises
  2212. The Dark is Rising
  2213. The Darjeeling Limited
  2214. Daddy Day Camp
  2215. Blame it on Fidel
  2216. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2007
  2217. Rocket Science
  2218. Shoot ’em Up
  2219. Mr Woodcock
  2220. Across the Universe
  2221. Halloween
  2222. Sleuth
  2223. Death at a Funeral
  2224. Syndromes and a Century
  2225. Lust, Caution
  2226. It’s a Free World
  2227. War
  2228. The Nanny Diaries
  2229. And When Did You Last See Your Father
  2230. Control
  2231. Dnevnoy Dozor (Day Watch)
  2232. Feast of Love
  2233. The Heartbreak Kid
  2234. Hot Rod
  2235. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  2236. The Kingdom
  2237. The Brave One
  2238. Die Falscher (The Counterfeiters)
  2239. In Memoria di Me
  2240. Takva
  2241. Superbad
  2242. Le Serpent
  2243. Michael Clayton
  2244. Irina Palm
  2245. Georgia Rule
  2246. The Ex (Fast Track)
  2247. SIGNIS Films Reviews: August/September 2007
  2248. Atonement
  2249. 3:10 to Yuma
  2250. No Reservations
  2251. Death Sentence
  2252. 1408
  2253. December Boys
  2254. 2 Days in Paris
  2255. Year of the Dog
  2256. Buy it Now
  2257. Quelques Jours en Septembre
  2258. Hallam Foe
  2259. We are all Christs (Wszyscy Jestesmy Chrystusami)
  2260. Sugarhouse
  2261. Waitress
  2262. Seraphim Falls
  2263. Lady Chatterley
  2264. Knocked Up
  2265. Evening
  2266. Eagle vs Shark
  2267. 12.08, East of Bucharest
  2268. The Bourne Ultimatum
  2269. Sparkle
  2270. Bratz the Movie
  2271. Ecoute le temps
  2272. Mee Shee: the Water Giant
  2273. Marigold
  2274. Copying Beethoven
  2275. Surf’s Up
  2276. Rush Hour 3
  2277. License to Wed
  2278. Happily N’Ever After
  2279. Wind Chill
  2280. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June-July 2007
  2281. Tales from Earthsea
  2282. Gandhi my Father
  2283. Evan Almighty
  2284. The Hoax
  2285. I Have Never Forgotten You: the Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
  2286. Transformers
  2287. In the Land of Women
  2288. The Walker
  2289. The Simpsons Movie
  2290. Disturbia
  2291. Daratt
  2292. Macbeth
  2293. The Priestess
  2294. The Lark Farm
  2295. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2296. Hairspray
  2297. A Story of People in War and Peace
  2298. Screamers
  2299. SIGNIS Statement: Sinner
  2300. The War on Democracy
  2301. Die Hard 4.0
  2302. Dead Silence
  2303. The Flying Scotsman
  2304. Hostel 2
  2305. Sketches of Frank Gehry
  2306. Shrek the Third
  2307. Grow Your Own
  2308. Ne le dis a personne (Tell No One)
  2309. Lucky You
  2310. Captivity
  2311. PTU
  2312. The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  2313. Water
  2314. Vacancy
  2315. Are We Done Yet?
  2316. Frankie
  2317. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2007 Special Edition
  2318. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May 2007
  2319. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April 2007
  2320. The Wild Blue Yonder
  2321. Messages
  2322. Black Gold
  2323. Nuovomondo (Golden Door)
  2324. Turistas (Paradise Lost)
  2325. Je Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime (Not Here to be Loved)
  2326. The Tiger’s Tail
  2327. Oceans 13
  2328. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End
  2329. The Chumscrubber
  2330. The City of Violence
  2331. The Hitcher
  2332. We Own the Night
  2333. Naissance des Pieuvres (Water Lilies)
  2334. Une Vielle Maitresse (An Old Mistress)
  2335. Triangle
  2336. Terror’s Advocate
  2337. Tehilim
  2338. La Soledad
  2339. Sicko
  2340. Secret Sunshine
  2341. Savage Grace
  2342. Paranoid Park
  2343. No Country for Old Men
  2344. My Blueberry Nights
  2345. Munruyangabo
  2346. A Mighty Heart
  2347. The Man from London
  2348. Import/Export
  2349. Go Go Tales
  2350. The Flight of the Red Balloon (Le Voyage de Ballon Rouge)
  2351. Death Proof
  2352. Les Chansons d’Amour (Love Songs)
  2353. Chacun Son Cinema
  2354. Centochiodi (A Hundred Nails)
  2355. Breath (Soom)
  2356. Boxes
  2357. The Banishment
  2358. The Band’s Visit
  2359. Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)
  2360. Apres Lui
  2361. Alexandra
  2362. L’Age des Tenebres (The Age of Ignorance)
  2363. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
  2364. Lovewrecked
  2365. Conversations with Other Women
  2366. Like Minds
  2367. Mon Meilleur Ami (My Best Friend)
  2368. Dans Paris
  2369. 28 Weeks Later
  2370. Black Snake Moan
  2371. Spiderman 3
  2372. La Noche de los Girasoles (The Night of the Sunflowers)
  2373. Goya’s Ghosts
  2374. Beyond the Gates of Splendor
  2375. End of the Spear
  2376. Goodbye Bafana
  2377. The Breed
  2378. This is England
  2379. The Painted Veil
  2380. The Last Mimzy
  2381. Next
  2382. Reno 911!: Miami
  2383. Straightheads
  2384. Away from Her
  2385. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  2386. The Puffy Chair
  2387. Fracture
  2388. Fur: an Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
  2389. The Jesus Project
  2390. Half Nelson
  2391. The Pathfinder: An Untold Legend
  2392. The Reaping
  2393. Reign over me
  2394. Son of Man
  2395. Perfect Stranger
  2396. Edmond
  2397. La Mome (La Vie en Rose)
  2398. Unknown
  2399. Shooter
  2400. Provoked (Provoked: a True Story)
  2401. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
  2402. One Night with the King
  2403. Wild Hogs
  2404. The Bridge to Terabithia
  2405. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February/March 2007
  2406. Meet the Robinsons
  2407. Sunshine
  2408. Blades of Glory
  2409. The Messengers
  2410. The Namesake
  2411. Curse of the Golden Flower
  2412. Stomp the Yard
  2413. Stay (Sleeping Dogs)
  2414. Mr Bean’s Holiday
  2415. The Hills Have Eyes II
  2416. Factory Girl
  2417. Deliver Us from Evil: SIGNIS Statement
  2418. Catch a Fire
  2419. L’Amico di famiglia (The Family Friend)
  2420. The Last Sineater
  2421. Catch and Release
  2422. Amazing Grace
  2423. TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  2424. I Want Candy
  2425. The Ultimate Gift
  2426. Premonition
  2427. Sherrybaby
  2428. Facing the Giants
  2429. Breach
  2430. Zodiac
  2431. Sheitan
  2432. The Astronaut Farmer
  2433. Outlaw
  2434. After the Wedding (Efter Brylluppet)
  2435. Norbit
  2436. Becoming Jane
  2437. The Good German
  2438. Gone
  2439. Kardia
  2440. Music and Lyrics
  2441. 300
  2442. Bamako
  2443. Hot Fuzz
  2444. Eklavya: the Royal Guard
  2445. Middletown
  2446. A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
  2447. Alpha Dog
  2448. Material Girls
  2449. Inland Empire
  2450. Fauteuils d’Orchestre (Orchestra Seats)
  2451. The Number 23
  2452. Because I Said So
  2453. School for Scoundrels
  2454. Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur et les Minimoys)
  2455. Blood and Chocolate
  2456. Goal 2! Living the Dream
  2457. Hannibal Rising
  2458. Epic Movie
  2459. The Reef
  2460. The Good Shepherd
  2461. Ghost Rider
  2462. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2007
  2463. Dreamgirls
  2464. Notes on a Scandal
  2465. Letters from Iwo Jima
  2466. Kenny
  2467. Welcome to Dongmakgol
  2468. The Last King of Scotland
  2469. For Your Consideration
  2470. Irresistible
  2471. Little Red Flowers
  2472. The Illusionist
  2473. Freedom Writers
  2474. Smokin’ Aces
  2475. Ghosts
  2476. Venus
  2477. Flyboys
  2478. Ils (Them)
  2479. Suburban Mayhem
  2480. Gridiron Gang
  2481. Miss Potter
  2482. The Return
  2483. Zwartboek (Black Book)
  2484. Charlotte’s Web
  2485. Flicka
  2486. Boytown
  2487. The Fountain
  2488. Bobby
  2489. 3 Needles
  2490. Last Train to Freo
  2491. Scoop
  2492. La Doublure (The Valet)
  2493. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2006
  2494. Flags of our Fathers
  2495. Night at the Museum
  2496. Rocky Balboa
  2497. Perfume: the Story of a Murderer
  2498. Zoom
  2499. Kabul Express
  2500. It’s a Boy/Girl Thing
  2501. Employee of the Month
  2502. "The Nativity Story" Seen from the Philippines
  2503. Running With Scissors
  2504. Blood Diamond
  2505. Unaccompanied Minors (Grounded)
  2506. Eragon
  2507. Deja Vu
  2508. Black Christmas
  2509. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November 2006
  2510. A Prairie Home Companion
  2511. The Pursuit of Happyness
  2512. Apocalypto
  2513. The Holiday
  2514. Frostbiten (Frostbite)
  2515. London to Brighton
  2516. Die Grosse Stille (Into Great Silence)
  2517. Happy Feet
  2518. Jackass Number Two
  2519. Deck the Halls
  2520. The Covenant
  2521. Suburban Mayhem
  2522. Zemastan (It’s Winter)
  2523. Pan’s Labyrinth
  2524. Shortbus
  2525. Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
  2526. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  2527. Flushed Away
  2528. Stranger Than Fiction
  2529. Big Nothing
  2530. All the Invisible Children
  2531. Antikorper (Antibodies)
  2532. Twelve and Holding
  2533. The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
  2534. Breaking and Entering
  2535. Heroes and Villains
  2536. Special (RX) Specioprin Hydrochloride
  2537. Casino Royale
  2538. Puritan
  2539. The Host (Gue-Mool)
  2540. The Prestige
  2541. Waist Deep
  2542. Little Children
  2543. The Nativity Story
  2544. Earthlings (Ugly Bags of Mostly Water)
  2545. All the King’s Men
  2546. The Last Kiss
  2547. Saw III
  2548. Mischief Night
  2549. Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  2550. Sixty Six
  2551. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
  2552. Gypo
  2553. La Tourneuse de Pages (The Page Turner)
  2554. Peaceful Warrior
  2555. Driving Lessons
  2556. Wordplay
  2557. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2006
  2558. Idlewild
  2559. The Grudge 2
  2560. Stick It
  2561. New Police Story
  2562. Step Up
  2563. Infamous
  2564. The History Boys
  2565. Tais Toi (Shut Up)
  2566. Starter for Ten
  2567. Open Season
  2568. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  2569. The Aryan Couple
  2570. Scenes of a Sexual Nature
  2571. A Good Year
  2572. The Guardian
  2573. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2006
  2574. Quinceanera (Echo Park LA)
  2575. Man Push Cart
  2576. Accepted
  2577. The Departed
  2578. Johanna
  2579. Life and Lyrics
  2580. Nina’s Heavenly Delights
  2581. Hoodwinked
  2582. DOA: Dead or Alive
  2583. A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
  2584. Kekexili (Mountain Patrol)
  2585. Click
  2586. Dirty Sanchez - the Movie
  2587. Keane
  2588. The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  2589. Hollywoodland
  2590. Clerks II
  2591. An Inconvenient Truth
  2592. Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  2593. Snow Cake
  2594. Little Miss Sunshine
  2595. The Wicker Man
  2596. The Devil Wears Prada
  2597. SIGNIS Film Reviews: August 2006
  2598. World Trade Center
  2599. The Black Dahlia
  2600. Children of Men
  2601. The Queen
  2602. The Sentinel
  2603. Crank
  2604. This Film is not yet Rated
  2605. The Benchwarmers
  2606. Over the Hedge
  2607. Severance
  2608. Adrift
  2609. Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
  2610. You, Me and Dupree
  2611. Right at Your Door
  2612. Snakes on a Plane
  2613. Akeelah and the Bee
  2614. Harsh Times
  2615. A Scanner Darkly
  2616. John Tucker Must Die
  2617. Tideland
  2618. Monster House
  2619. Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties
  2620. The Death of Mr Lazarescu
  2621. Bee Season
  2622. Angel-A
  2623. Ellie Parker
  2624. C.S.A. The Confederate States of America
  2625. Warrior-King
  2626. Alpha Male
  2627. Wilderness
  2628. The Night Listener
  2629. Lady in the Water
  2630. Nacho Libre
  2631. Tarfaya
  2632. Paper Clips
  2633. 11:14
  2634. Cars
  2635. Stay Alive
  2636. The Break-Up
  2637. My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  2638. The Notorious Bettie Page
  2639. Trust the Man
  2640. Miami Vice
  2641. Who Killed the Electric Car?
  2642. Omkara
  2643. The Ant Bully
  2644. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June/July 2006
  2645. Ultraviolet
  2646. The Thief Lord
  2647. District 13 (Banlieue 13)
  2648. Fearless
  2649. Half Light
  2650. Hard Candy
  2651. Imagine You and Me
  2652. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  2653. Dumplings
  2654. Curious George
  2655. 36 Quai des Orfevres
  2656. Aquamarine
  2657. The Lake House
  2658. Thank You for Smoking
  2659. Superman Returns
  2660. Vers le Sud (Heading South)
  2661. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  2662. Stormbreaker
  2663. An Unfinished Life
  2664. Love + Hate
  2665. Ju On 2 (The Grudge 2)
  2666. Secuestro Express
  2667. El Lobo (The Wolf)
  2668. Little Manhattan
  2669. Poseidon
  2670. Friends with Money
  2671. X Men 3: The Last Stand
  2672. Forty Shades of Blue
  2673. Just My Luck
  2674. The Cave of the Yellow Dog
  2675. Reeker
  2676. Pretty Persuasion
  2677. King Kong
  2678. Ask the Dust
  2679. Wah Wah
  2680. Voces Innocentes (Innocent Voices)
  2681. RV
  2682. Best Wishes! (Czech Republic)
  2683. SIGNIS Statement: The Omen
  2684. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2006 Special Edition
  2685. 2:37
  2686. Babel
  2687. The Caiman
  2688. Cronica de una Fuga
  2689. Fast Food Nation
  2690. Flanders
  2691. Climates
  2692. Indigènes
  2693. Jindabyne
  2694. Lights in the Dusk
  2695. Marie Antoinette
  2696. Paris je t’aime
  2697. Red Road
  2698. Southland Tales
  2699. Volver
  2700. Summer Palace
  2701. Ten Canoes
  2702. El Violin
  2703. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
  2704. Z Odzysku (Retrieval)
  2705. Shooting Dogs

SIGNIS Film reviews - November 2015

  • 99 HOMES

  • 99 HOMES

US, 2014, 112 minutes, Colour.
Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown, Noah Lomax, Tim Guinee.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani.

One of the dire consequences of the global financial crisis of 2008 was the foreclosure on many homes, owners who had borrowed from banks but were unable to pay, the debts sold on to other companies who made merciless demands with a great number of evictions.

This is the setting of 99 Homes, in 2010.

Dennis Nash is a builder, living in his home, with his young son and with Dennis’ mother. They are played well by Andrew Garfield, Noah Lomax as, Connor, and Laura Dern. Dennis is on a building job when the finance collapses and he is not paid. Suddenly, the real estate agent, Rick Carver, Michael Shannon always so convincing as a villain, is at the door with police from the sheriff’s department and a group of labourers, demanding that Dennis and his family leave the house, are trespassing, because the bank owns the house and has delegated the eviction to Carver and his group – and the family is given two minutes grace to hurriedly pack what they need while the rest of their possessions are removed from the house onto the footpath.

The sequence is quite powerful, disturbing the audience emotionally as they identify with Dennis and his family, their shock, desperation, anger, resignation. They then have to move into a motel where they find families in similar situations.

When Dennis goes back to find his tools which seemed to have been stolen by some of the group, Carver is faced with a crisis in another house and offers Dennis the job, to fix it for ready cash. Dennis agrees, does the job well, and is offered quite a number of jobs, once again cash in hand, by Carver.

The film becomes one of those parables on the Gospel text, “what does it profit to gain the whole world and to lose one’s soul?”. Not only is Dennis effective at his jobs, he impresses Carver and they form a kind of friendship and partnership, with Dennis called on to do further jobs, especially stealing air conditioning units and swimming pool pumps so that Carver can offer to supply replacements and so gain contracts for selling the houses. Eventually, Dennis becomes an agent of eviction, confronting, especially, a neighbour who had met him in court when the decision went against Dennis and who is now in a similar situation.

Meanwhile, Carver thrives, owns a mansion, and another house lodging a mistress, is involved in million-dollar deals to own further houses and evict more people, a substantial cut going to Dennis who buys a better home for his family. When his mother realises what is going on, especially when, during his son’s birthday party, another family arrive at the motel and confront Dennis, she moves out with Connor.

The culmination of the film is, of course, conscience-time, with the neighbour going to court, a forged document submitted, a siege at the house with the rifle, and Dennis having to decide whether his career path has been worthwhile, and whether he has lost his integrity.

Many audiences will identify with the characters and situations, share the feelings of anger and desperation, be torn by the moral dilemmas that face Dennis (but which don’t seem to affect Carver). 99 Homes won an award in Venice 2014 from SIGNIS, the World Association for Communication.


Australia, 2015, 95 minutes, Colour.
Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Demetriades, Ryan O’Kane, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Zoe Carides, Simon Elrahi, Millie Samuels, Alex Lykos.
Directed by Peter Andrikidis.

As with all fiction films, there is a statement at the end declaring that any similarity to actual persons is merely coincidental. For this film, with its characters and caricatures, as if…

Yes, we are supposed to think of Adam and Eve, but this is an Australian story, Sydney settings (which should do a lot for Sydney tourism, especially for the Harbour Bridge and climb and the magnificent views from the top). But Sydney is no Garden of Eden.

Alex comes from a Greek family, a Greek Orthodox family, the father, now a big boisterous man, self-made and comfortable, the mother patiently supportive, who sailed under Sydney Harbour Bridge 40 years earlier as migrants to make their lives in a new world. One of the main ambitions for the family is for Alex to have a Big Fat Greek Wedding, continually taunting him about it. He is a schoolteacher, maths (and explaining that Pythagoras and other Greeks invented mathematics). They are churchgoing but faith is not a strong suit for any of the men.

Eve comes from a Lebanese Muslim family, and, at the beginning, there is a Modest Fat Lebanese Wedding, for Eve’s brother, giving us the tone of Muslim customs and ceremonies in a Sydney backyard. She is a very successful lawyer.

It is not exactly love at first sight, he being dragged along by his friend to a harbourside club, she accompanied her assistant at work, each looking the other way and pulling on a stool at the bar, Alex pulling harder and Eve falling not exactly for him but because of him and he spilling beer on her dress as he helps her up. They talk, becoming calmer, go for something to eat, and feel something of an attraction.

Alex invites Eve to come to his class, a rowdy multicultural group with Chris, a footballing and swearing type, leading the pack, urging Sir to get a girlfriend. Eve asks them who wants to have a career helping people – and there are no takers. When they are asked if they want to make a lot of money, all hands go up.

The couple goes out, enjoys each other’s company, climb the Harbour Bridge, though Alex is a touch vertiginous, but makes it to the top and they kiss.

Which, of course, is putting off the evil day, when they have to tell their families. In the meantime there are lots of Greek scenes, lots of yelling and screaming. And, in the meantime, there are lots of Lebanese scenes, and a fair amount of yelling and screaming as well. There is a possible fiance in Beirut with whom they often Skype and who will turn up soon in Australia.

Multicultural? The Greeks abhor the Lebanese and vice versa, their memories of hundreds of years of pride and animosity, and differences of religion, it being unthinkable that anyone should marry outside the religion, either orthodox or Muslim. Greek dad and Lebanese mother are particularly vocal.

There is a scene where the two families meet – disaster.

Of course, what are they to do? Will Alex rebel and move out? Continue to see Eve? Will Eve defy her parents, agree to a marriage with the fiance? Well, yes and no – which means then that we have to see the film to find out how true love will conquer (as, of course, we know that it will – and if we have memories of the end of The Graduate, we might make a wager as to how it will turn out).

Lots of characters, lots of caricature is, but Alex and Eve are a very pleasant couple, rather picture book and each good-looking, played by Richard Brancatisano and Andrea Demetriades. The screenplay, adapted from his play Alex Lykis (who plays Alex’s brother) is not meant to be particularly subtle, nor are the points to be made, necessary though they be, and it relies on humour with touches of satire. To many Australians, the mutual intolerance and derogatory attitudes of both sides, especially concerning marriage outside the culture and religion, may seem impossible – we might note that less than a century ago, Christians of various denominations talked this way and were not allowed into each other’s churches and marriages between churches frowned on…).


US, 2015, 100 minutes, Colour.
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruehl, Ricardo Scammarcio, Omar Sy, Sam Keeley, Henry Goodman, Matthew Rhys, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emma Thompson, Alicia Vikander, Lily James, Uma Thurman, Julian Firth.
Directed by John Wells.

If anything were burned in Adam’s clockwork kitchen at the London restaurant in fashionable London, the food would be hurled at the wall, as with the crockery and utensils. It would be the same with anything that Adam judged not to have reached his perfectionist stances. Bradley Cooper is Adam and has shown in a number of his films that he can be something of a fierce warrior, not just American Sniper, but a now a martinet with his kitchen staff.

It was not always so. Adam has quite an interesting back story before his ascendancy in London. As a 19-year-old, he left the United States, infiltrated a restaurant in Paris, the owner then becoming his mentor, and bringing him into work with the top kitchen staff. So far, so good. But drugs and drink take the better of Adam and he behaves abominably to everyone, even putting rats in a restaurant and then calling the health inspectors, putting the owner, Michel (Omar Sy) out of business.

From this bottoming of his life, he went to New Orleans, shucked a million oysters, keeping notes and the count, and then decided to get clean and make his way to London, confronting an old friend, Tony (Daniel Bruehl) to persuade him to appoint him chef in the up-market The Langham Hotel. Now, full of self-confidence, he rounds up old friends and associates to persuade them to work for him, and wanting a special chef so much, Sienna Miller, that he gets her fired so that she has to work for him. He is in command, they have to call him Chef, and put up with his perfectionist tantrums.

There are quite a lot of interesting supporting characters played by a very strong cast. They include Emma Thompson as the psychiatrist who had to check Adam regularly to ensure that he was clean – and, with the complication that she is the psychiatrist for Tony who is infatuated with Adam. Adam persuades Michel to come and work for him, as well is Max (Richard Scarmaccio) who is getting out of prison. There is also a rivalry with a fellow chef from Paris (Matthew Rhys) who now runs another London restaurant, who admires Adam and helps him when he bashed by thugs to whom he owes money, admitting he is the best, but nevertheless in fierce competition with him.

It wouldn’t be Hollywood film unless there was a romance and, as anticipated, the fired cook, who has a little daughter, admires Adam and falls for him.

On reflection, the plot is fairly commonplace and the characters, well-acted as they are, have no real depth.

But, while the film is entertaining, it probably would go on the must-see list of those who are foodaholics, cookaholics, gourmetoholics, because, visually, a lot of time is spent in the kitchens, the detail of the preparation, the cooking, the serving – especially because Adam has two Michelin stars and is desperate to get a third.

One of the pleasures of the film is that it is set in London, offering many memories for those who have lived in or visited London.


US, 2015, 119, Colour.
Mia Waskowski, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Doug Jones, Jonathan Hyde.
Directed by Gulliermo Del Toro.

Once upon a time, the word ‘Gothic’referred to large and beautiful European cathedrals. Later centuries, especially with the 19th century fascination with mediaeval architecture in English-speaking countries, the word had overtones of larger than life melodrama, mysterious buildings, suspicious sinister characters, touches of the supernatural, images of blood and death.

It is safe to say that Crimson Peak is contemporary Gothic movie-making. It is the creation of Mexican, Guillermo del Toro, who has made films based on such graphic novels as Hellboy and Pacific Rim its gigantic undersea monsters rampaging through the world. But he also made striking films in Spain, The Devil’s Backbone set during the Spanish Civil War and the blend of grim fairytale and World War to realism, Pan’s Labyrinth.

The colour photography for this film is very striking indeed as are the sets, costumes and decor, opening in the American city of Buffalo in the 19th century and then moving to Cumberland in snowbound and frozen northern England. The film is also full of premonitions, ghosts, dastardly doings and revenge. This Gothic atmosphere is certainly reinforced in the episodes in Cumberland, in Allendale Hall, an enormous mansion out in bleak fields, its huge facade looking like no other building – except, perhaps, the front of St Pancras Station in London. As for the interiors, with gaps in the roof, snow falls within the building which is a mixture of ancient warehouse, whirring machinery, old-fashioned living quarters and a sinister basement.

The characters also have a Gothic touches. At the centre is a young woman, Edith, who lost her mother and has ghostly premonitions. She is played by Mia Wasikowska – who in recent years also played Jane Eyre. Actually, Allendale Hall is a place where Mr Rochester might have felt at home, with ample wings and rooms to conceal his mad wife. Then there are a British brother and sister who come to Buffalo promoting a machine for the extraction of a particularly enriched soil on their property. The brother, Thomas, played by the versatile British actor, Tom Hiddleston, seems to fall in love with Edith, and she him. We are all more wary of the sister, Lucille. This reviewer did not check who was playing Lucille before the preview of the film and could not place the familiar looking face, only to find it was American Jessica Chastain – who really steals the film with her most powerful performance.

While things may have been hard in Buffalo, matters are a far more disturbing in Cumberland, ghosts, mysterious past marriages, money and disappearing spouses, the strange machine, the blood- soaked soil, and more than a little vengeful blood and gore.

For those whose imagination tends to the Gothic, Crimson Peak can be recommended. For those of a more simple and stable imagination, it might be too much.


Australia, 2015, 118 minutes, Colour.
Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Gyton Grantley, Shane Jacobson, Caroline Goodall, Barry Otto, Julia Blake, Sasha Horler, Terry Norris, Shane Bourne, Mark Leonard Winter, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Lemon.
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse.

in many ways, this is a curious film, the characters and the plotline moving in ways that the audience might not have anticipated, sometimes very serious, sometimes with humour, sometimes with touches of a nasty vengeance. But, it is particularly well made and acted, adapted from a novel by Rosalie Ham, co-written by the director Jocelyn Moorhouse, who made such an impact in 1991 with Proof, to films in the US, but no film for almost 20 years. Her husband, P.J.Hogan, also acted as second unit director and co-writer.

The Dressmaker sounds a very quiet kind of title, rather sedate, but that also is deceiving.

The setting is 1951, a rather remote country town between Sydney and Melbourne, a small place, some homes, some shops, a local council, a local policeman, and some rivalry in football and theatrics with the next town along the line. The film offers a look back at Australia in the middle of the 20th century.

Into the town comes a very stylish looking woman, fashionable clothes, someone who obviously does not belong to the town, Tilly, played by Kate Winslet. But, in fact, she does belong to the town or, at least, she did. Throughout the film there are quite a number of flashbacks to Tilly and the other now-adults and their schooldays, their play together, friendships in the yard, bullying in the yard, and death of one of the children and the blame being put on Tilly who was sent away to boarding school and has stayed away for decades, going overseas and becoming a skilful international dress designer and dressmaker.

Why has Tilly returned at this stage? Is to understand herself better, to reacquaint herself with her mother, to find out the truth about whether she had killed the young boy or not? Or, some revenge?

The town is absolutely full of eccentric characters, played by a great number of veteran Australian screen and stage actors in cameo roles. This has to be one of the best casts of any Australian film.

First of all there is Tilly’s mother, called Mad Molly by all the people in the town, living as a recluse in a rather dirty old house, dressed raggedly, not quite all there, and not too sure about her daughter when she arrives back, cleaning up the house, getting her mother back on her feet, trying to probe what happened to her as a little girl. Judy Davis gives yet another extraordinary performance as Molly, referring to herself at one time as a tag, and looking and acting like it, but not without the wicked sense of humour and a beginning of appreciating her daughter.

Then there is the policeman, played by Hugo Weaving who welcomes Tilly back because he is something of a secret cross-dresser, secret in 1951, but exuberantly caught up in Tilly’s materials and creations – and who played a part, as the policeman, into her being sent away.

Tilly makes quite an impression on some of the young people in the town, a number of whom she went to school with, especially Teddy, a good, strong role for Liam Hemsworth, captain of the local football team – who, during a match, like the audience itself, cannot take their eyes from Tilly in her striking red dress, then in her striking black dress!

The locals are against Tilly, especially the prim school teacher, Kerry Fox, who was instrumental in blaming Tilly in the past. There are the parents of the dead boy, Shane Bourne, local councillor, philanderer, bringing in Una (Sasha Horler) as a rival dressmaker, and Alison Whyte, the withdrawn and still grieving mother. At the local store, there are Shane Jacobson and Rebecca Gibney, pillars of the community, and their plain daughter, Sarah Snook – with memories of the schoolyard of the past, and agreeing to get a fashion makeover from Tilly, especially to entice the young son, Mark Leonard Winter, of a rather snobbish citizen, played by Caroline Goodall.

Tilly mellows somewhat, though not against teeing off with golf balls from her mother’s house and swinging them towards the school and other town buildings, making her presence felt. She is also comfortable with Teddy – though this is one of the difficulties in the casting that both Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth are both in their mid 20s while Kate Winslet is nearing 40, the characters meant to be 35.

The film often veers into quirky Australian comedy, ironic and satiric in its way, especially with the rivalry between the two dressmakers, a drenched wedding sequence, and the competitiveness between the two towns for the award for best costumes at the Theatre Festival (Una with elaborate costumes for Macbeth and Tilly for the rival town with costumes for The Mikado).

Towards the end of the film, it seems that it is about to end several times, but it does go on with some surprising developments, not all of them happy, and, in apocalyptic fire ending with Tilly, of course, vindicated.

For those who are intrigued as they watch it, a second viewing could be recommended.


US, 2015, 106 minutes, Colour.
Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Rena Owen, Judy Engelbrecht, Isaach de Bankole.
Directed by Breck Eisner.

For any audience who has always wanted to see Michael Caine on screen as a priest, at last an opportunity. After more than 50 years in films, he is still a significant screen presence.

Not that every Michael Caine fan would necessarily want to see the The Last Witch Hunter. It is one of those action adventures, a blend of the historical and the contemporary, overtones of witchcraft and the demonic, scenes back in the Middle Ages where the wicked Queen Witch is unleashing the black plague over Europe, eerie battles in dark and caves, then to contemporary New York City (where, according to American films, so many apocalyptic crises have to take place).

As one can tell by the title of the film, it is one of those stories with a graphic novel imagination. And this is a special project for Vin Diesel who is one of the producers as well as the star – a bit more humane and sometimes smiling than his Fast and Furious outings… But, he is the action hero, the witch hunter, whose destiny is to save the world.

The Medieval scenes definitely have an atmosphere, though an unrecognisable Diesel (hair and beard) has a robustly difficult time confronting and destroying one of those special effect hags with a threatening and sinister voice.

To continue with the atmosphere, there is a transition to Abu Dhabi airlines (strong product placement) and a young which on board the plane causing an enormous storm which alarms the passengers – but the hunter, Kalder, takes the witch to task, calms the storm and makes a date with the flight attendant. And this brings him to New York City in the present, when he continues his witch hunting, cursed by the Queen with immortality and his having to adapt for over 800 years to each generation. (He is particularly up-to-date on IT, taunting Michael Caine’s priest about having an IPad - with Caine later squashing a sinister beetle with his book and remarking that you couldn’t do this with an iPad!).

The reason that Michael Caine appears is that he is the 36th in a line of priests who belong to the organisation, The Axe and the Cross, protectors of the witch hunter. He is about to retire and, of all people, Elijah Wood, is to be his successor, a very earnest young priest, diligent about his mission and trying to learn.

The other principal character is a witch, Chloe, who runs a bar with New York witches as her clientele. Kalder helps her and she then supports him in his quest for the disciples of the Queen and, eventually, the Queen herself whose heart has been preserved by her disciples and in their plan for her comeback for the 21st century world.

One doesn’t have to be a genius to work out what happens, especially the final confrontation – though there is a twist with one of the characters that might have been anticipated.

The Last Which Hunter doesn’t pretend to be anything else than it is, a comic-book action show – and that is what it achieves.


Ireland/Greece, 2015, 118 minutes, Colour.
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C.Reilly, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed, Lea Seydoux.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

A number of people have described this film as “weird”. And they are not entirely wrong. But, it is an interesting kind of weird!

As we first look at the film, it does not look particularly weird at all. The director, Yorgos Lanthimos, famous for his weird film Dogtooth, is Greek, has filmed in Ireland and in English. The setting is woodland by a river, one of those old Greystone Irish buildings standing in for a hotel. So far, so arresting. But it is when we start to listen to the dialogue, that the weirdness begins to set in.

This is a somewhat future society, one of those dystopian societies, where this hotel has been set up and managed for single people to come and find a partner in life. But, they have 45 days to do this, otherwise they will be turned into an animal of their choice! The central character, David, has opted for becoming a lobster!

David is played by Colin Farrell, who has put on some weight for the part, is not as young and vigorous as he was in his early screen days, is rather reticent, even deadpan, shortsighted with his spectacles. His wife has left him. He is welcomed by the staff who have all been drilled in the ethos of the hotel, has to hand in all personal possessions including clothes and is supplied with clothes and shoes from the hotel. Is given a spacious room, but on the first night has an arm handcuffed to his back and has to manage nonetheless. Breakfast is announced, he goes to the dining room where he meets the Lisping Man (John C.Reilly) and the Limping Man (Ben Whishaw).

There is a narration by Rachel Weisz, explaining the characters and situations, and she will make a later appearance is one of the Loners out in the forest who will find a relationship with David. One of the exercises for all of the guests is to be issued with a rifle, dart guns in order to hunt down Loners in the woods. And so the days go, with lectures from the manager and roll plays to illustrate dangers in company, a dance, with introductions to various characters with descriptions rather than names, like the Biscuit-eating Woman or the Blood Nose Woman (who becomes a partner with The Limping man who engineers nosebleeds in order to relate to her).

David seems to manage at first, but then goes into the woods with the Loners, meeting the Short-sighted Woman and bonding with her, especially on a trip to the city, which seems rather normal except for the interrogating guards, with the help of the Leader of the Loners, Lea Seydoux.

The film goes on from there, the activities in the woods, the loners going on exercises like raiding one of the yachts where couples live, attacking the room of the manager of that hotel and her husband…

After some grim episodes, the film stops… Or rather leaves its narrative, its themes, its strange humour, its seriousness, for the audience to reflect on, wondering what has happened to human nature, what has happened to relationships and love, and what will be the consequences.


UK, 2015, 112 minutes, Colour.
Tony Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Tyson Ritter, Jacqueline Bisset.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

At a recent conference, a speaker was very strong in her declaration that men did not really understand how women tick. It was an impassioned intervention. This came to mind while watching Miss You Already. It is very much a women’s film, writer, director, performances – a film that men should see to help them understand women.

That might not be such an easy thing to arrange when potential audiences hear that the film is about breast cancer, mastectomy, chemotherapy, illness and death. But it is also about strong friendship, love, family, fidelity and infidelity, hope.

This story of the friendship of two women, one who experiences illness and terminal cancer, the other who desperately wants a child and becomes pregnant, is enhanced by the strength of the writing, the sensitivity of the direction, and two very fine performances.

The opening traces the beginnings of the friendship between Jess and Milly, inner London setting, where the American Jess comes as a child and has to settle in, befriended by Milly, growing up with her, schooldays, some rather wild days, especially in their 20s, and settling down to family in their 30s.

Toni Collette, one of Australia’s most versatile actresses, gives a complex performance as Milly. she is an extroverted girl about town, falling for a roadie for a rock group, Kit (Dominic Cooper) and, surprising to herself and to others, settles down to married life and raising a family while keeping and promotions job. Drew Barrymore is Jess, happily married to Jago (Paddy Considine) trying all kinds of means to become pregnant but finally having to go for in vitro. She is a happy woman herself, generally content to play second fiddle to Milly, but always there as a confidant, always there to rescue if need be. Jacqueline Bissett plays Milly’s and believes flamboyant actress mother.

There have been a number of films about cancer, especially for teenagers experiencing it, The Fault in our Stars and Me and Girl and the Dying Girl. But this is a story of a woman turning 40, trying to deal with this experience in her life, undergoing chemotherapy (presented quite graphically for what is a movie entertainment), the issue of mastectomy and its consequences for herself, for herself-image, for her relationship with her husband and much of his bewilderment and unwillingness to cope with the situation. While there is some relief, it is only temporary and she has to face the realities of a short life.

The film is not all sweetness and light. Milly is not that kind of person. She takes up with an American barman, even going to Yorkshire and Bronte country (she and Jess are devoted to Wuthering Heights and Heathcliff), but it is Jess who has to confront her.

This is a story which most women will basically identify with, the reality of breast cancer or other cancers, ways of dealing with illness and coping with the effect on children and husband. This is a story which, in a comparatively brief running time, a men’s audience can allow itself to be challenged to empathy and understanding.

This reviewer found the film very moving, shared the joy in the women’s lives, was saddened by the reality of illness and the consequences, disappointed in Milly’s moments of give-up, but impressed by the sequences of what might be called in religious terms, confession and reconciliation.


US, 2015, 103 minutes, Colour.
Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Sterling Jeruns, Clare Geare, Sahajak Boonthanakit.
Directed by John Erik Dowdle.

This is a very gruelling film to watch, and its plot and treatment are quite gruelling, not a film for an easy night out.

It is set in something of a fictional South East Asian country, audiences particularly focusing on Thailand, where it was filmed, and the recent uprisings, clashes in the cities, changes of government, military command. The geography of the film is not accurate, a city on the river with a large American Embassy is only a few minutes away down the river to the border with Vietnam.

This is one of those stories for American audiences focusing on an American family in an alien situation, continually under threat, showing a skill for survival when most of the locals are threatening, violent. It could have been set in Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia…

The Dwyer family have had some difficulties in finances and the father, Jack (Owen Wilson surprisingly convincing in a non-comedy role as something of an action hero) has accepted an engineering job in the Asian country, working on its national water system. Towards the end of the film, audiences will realise that this is a message film about American corporations, their role in Asian countries, building up systems, banks organising loans which are difficult to repay and the corporations taking possession – with anti-American sentiment in the country.

While everything seems nice and sunny in the morning after their arrival, Jack wanders down the street to buy a newspaper only to be caught in the middle of a rioting mob and helmeted truncheon-holding military marching to confront them. He has to use his wits, and some local help, to escape back to the hotel, only to find the mobs rampaging already, killing the guests in their rooms. While he manages to get to his wife and children, he has to go downstairs to the pool where one of his little girls has gone swimming. From then on for the next hour or more the film shows the ordeal of the family and the struggles, ingenuity and luck for them to survive.

They do encounter a friendly scruffy-looking man on the plane, played by Pierce Brosnan. He helps at the airport to get a lift with his associate, a local whose nickname is Kenny Rogers – which is also the name of his van which is plastered inside with photos of the singer.

The steps of the survival are going to the roof, enduring a helicopter attack, killing many people on the roof, the adults leaping from building to building and Jack throwing his daughters across to his wife, climbing down a building, finding office workers trying to save documents only to be bombed by a tank, the continued search by masked rebels, going down to basements, disguising themselves as locals and riding a motorcycle, even through an advancing group in the night, trying to reach the embassy… Luck does intervene when Pierce Brosnan and Kenny Rogers turn up again, enabling them to get some refuge before the final, perilous attempt to get to the river and the Vietnam border.

Lake Bell is strong as the mother, supporting her husband, continually trying to keep the daughters safe and quiet – but the film does raise the issue of the defence of family and the exercise of violence, even to killing someone who is a threat.

The story may seem remote to many Americans for whom Asia is a long way away – but for audiences who live in the region and are aware of uprisings, the story may seem only too real.


Australia, 2015, 100 minutes, Colour.
Robyn Butler, Portia De Rossi, Lucy Fry, Phillipa Coulthard, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Hamish Blake, Erik Thomson, Robbie Magasiva, Lucy Durack, Angus Sampson, David Field.
Directed by Wayne Hope.

The success of a comedy does not necessarily depend on the quality of the film itself – but, rather on the mood of the person watching the comedy at a particular time. This comedy has many moods, some funny, some serious, many somewhere in between. With the title, the Honey is not necessarily a sweetener. Which means a mixed response.

The film is the work of writer and star, Robyn Butler, and of her husband, director, Wayne Hope. Their contributions to television, The Librarians, Upper Middle Bogan have been much appreciated. Perhaps they work better in a brief running time format.

Here is a suburban Australian couple, she, Caroline, a lawyer, with two daughters, he a writer (who is soon discovered to be cheating on his wife), causing something of a breakdown – but not as much of a breakdown as the arrival of Caroline’s older sister, Beth (Portia De Rossi) with her precocious, ultra-spoilt, daughter, honey (Lucy Fry). Honey is about 16, going on 40 in precocity, going on 9 in terms of growing up. And her mother, self-absorbed except for promoting her daughter in Hollywood (where she has been successful in a series of films with the character, Monkey Girl). They have arrived in Australia to make a record – with a video which make might make Miley Cyrus blush!

It gets complicated at the airport with Beth having her special photographer into who is particularly demanding about light and angles. Then it gets worse when Beth is taken in by customs officials because of the amount of drugs, all for her health, of course, that she has in her cases – and she is soon sent off for rehabilitation leaving Honey stranded, to be taken in by the family.

While some of the satire on the ignorant and, perhaps, innocent, Honey has its moments, she is such an exasperating character, not only to the family but to the audience, so that a lot of it is rather hard to take. We do have great sympathy for Caroline, who is on the receiving end of a lot of barbs from Beth about her age, her looks…, Difficulties in getting time off at the office, but having some pleasant moments encountering a television chef. Then there is her younger sister, continually smarting about the description of her as fat in Beth’s biography and dealing with her fiance who, to put it politely, is rather dumb. And Caroline’s two daughters get involved, one a fan and the other definitely not.

There is a sleazy photographer wanting to get in on the act and to do some exploitative stuff with Honey who, bewildered and a touch of eventual against her mother and the family, decides to go through with it – with some slapstick comedy in the family’s attempts to rescue her.

There is a lot going on in the film, perhaps too much for its brief running time, but, if it catches you in the mood, you may well enjoy its comic touches. On the other hand, if…


US, 2015, 88 minutes, Colour.
Chris J.Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill, Olivia Taylor Dudley.
Directed by Gregory Plotkin.

For the last six years there has been a Paranormal Activity thriller each year, much of a muchness in content and style. But, they have appealed to the fans, though this last episode has not received such an enthusiastic response.

The earliest films were based on “found footage”, videocassettes from the past, especially the 1980s, capturing all kinds of weird goings on in houses at night. there were indications on screen of the number of nights involved, and, with the filming, the time of the activity was noted. End, the activity tends to be of the poltergeist type, mysterious and sudden shocks, things banging on the night, people being afraid (sometimes, very afraid).

The effect of the films depended on the audiences willing suspension of disbelief in such goings on at the susceptibility for jumping out of one seat at sudden editing cuts or loud noises.

Once again, we have some found footage from 1988, a mysterious deaths, a strange character talking to 2 little girls and persuading them to follow him. Cuts 2013, a family moving into a house (something like at Amity feel where people don’t know about the weird goings on at the deaths in the house before they bought it). There are the parents, the little girl, Lila, and her visiting uncle, and a friend of the family staying in the house.

But, this time the screenplay gears towards demonically presence and to Monica possession. And it is the little girl in 2013 who seems to be the target of the strange man, this time on Demon, called Toby. The various Catholic symbols in the house, rosary beads, and a Christmas creep with little girl able to identify who Mary’s baby is, Jesus.

With all the troubles, the mother phones the parish priest, Father told, if this is the house, put holy water on the forehead of the little girl and her Tory, explains that the Demons take students to conceal themselves and that, even if they moved out of the house, Demons tend to create fear but only with persons rather than places. Later, he returns to perform an exorcism, those he is a bit doubtful about it and its effect. so, while he prays and performs the rituals, making this let loose – and, with Toby and the little girls are all appearing, there is no great prospect for survivors.

Perhaps the fans have had enough of Paranormal Activity, and the producers signal that this is the last in the series.


US, 2015, 93 minutes, Colour.
Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage.
Directed by Christopher Langdon.

If the title sounds off-putting, then be off-put. If the title sounds somewhat intriguing, then perhaps it might be worth trying out since you are a zombie movie fan on the lookout for something zany.

This could be called something of a Night of the Living Dead Junior.

It opens with a zombie-like cleaner at an experimental lab who, of course, unleashes a zombie who then goes on a rampage, biting and creating a town full of living dead.

But, the film also introduces the local Scout team, three young men in their mid-teens and a very earnest scoutmaster, played by comedian David Koechner looking quite strange with a hairpiece (which soon gets knocked off). The three boys are a mixture, the last remnants of the Scouts squad, unable to recruit anyone knew and staying on for the sake of the scoutmaster. The sympathetic one is Ben, played by Tye Sheridan, who looks too smart and serious to be acting in this kind of film. On the other hand, Logan Miller as Carter is pretty hormonal, horizons fairly limited by sexual longings and curiosity. Then there is Augie, the earnest nerd Scout, accumulating his badges, loyal to the scoutmaster, pudgy and eating too much – but, it must be admitted, the screenplay gives him plenty to do in combat.

The two Scouts want to leave Augie and sneak out to a party but have been given the wrong address, going back into town where they have previously found a glamorous stripper, oops, cocktail waitress, from the local joint who has bought them beer. Going back into town, and seeing the bouncer from the club absent, in they go, only to find the place empty – except for a zombie dancer – and then the pursuit is on. The film does give quite a lot of extras the opportunity to lurch around the town as zombies, pursue humans and get bashed, shot, decapitated etc.This includes the scoutmaster as well as a cranky old lady, played by Cloris Leachman who perhaps is fulfilling a life’s ambition to play a zombie!

It probably helps to appreciate this film if you are a boy aged between 12 and 16, enjoying the kind of bodily function jokes, sex anticipations, that are generally attributed to the imagination of boys of this age.

The cocktail waitress helps the boys in their various attempts to find the party, to report the apocalypse to the authorities, to save anybody they can.

Which means there that this is something of the tail end of a long resurgence of zombie stories on our screens, some slapstick and juvenile humour, with the touch of the rights of passage themes.


Malta, 2014, 101 minutes, Colour.
Lofti Adbelli, Jimi Busuttil, Sekouba Doucoure, Chrysander Agius, Adrian Farrugia. Clare Agius, Mark Mifsud.
Directed by Rebecca Cremona.

It is not often that we see a film from Malta. Many western films have sequences made there but not one that is made by the Maltese themselves. This is a topical story, a story of an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, on the route from Libya to Italy, to the not-so-distant island of Lampedusa. It is a story of refugees from Africa as well is a story of families and fishermen from Malta itself. Simshar is the name of a boat.

On the one hand, the film is principally about the Maltese themselves, their fishing livelihood, the impositions of bureaucracy, the challenges to fishermen to bypass the impositions, the role of the fishermen and their families, the work of doctors who are called on to help on the refugee ships, the role of the police and authorities.

The film introduces three younger middle-aged men who are friends. The principal friend is Simon, who works tuna fishing on the Simshar with his father (the man playing the father, Jimi Busuttil, is not a professional actor but an actual fishermen), has a loving wife and a mischievous young son, Theo. (Theo with his friends, sometimes dressed as altar boys ringing the church bells, is not above testing out whether a cat has nine lives and throwing it over the belltower.) Simon is visited by an officious bureaucrat, threatened about his catch, refrigeration, regulations and limitations – but decides to go out with his father and with Theo, going south beyond the boundaries towards Libya.

John is a police official, married and friends with Simon’s family. We see him in action when a refugee ship is caught in international disputes between Italy and Malta, sailing back and forth on the Mediterranean, in discussions with the captain and crew, and in discussions with Alex who comes as a doctor inspecting the health of the refugees and involved in the search and rescue helicopter operation.

Alex is a married, a doctor, going on to the refugee ship, examining a range of passengers including a pregnant woman whose husband has died but who does not want to go ashore because she is being supported by her brother who is not allowed to leave the boat. There is also a man suffering from dementia. The audience sees many sequences of the people on the boat, sitting listlessly, with hopes of getting ashore and refuge, clambering when there is an opportunity to leave the boat. There is also an African woman refugee who serves as a translator for Alex and who challenges him to behave more compassionately towards the refugees.

This means that there is a great deal in the plot to reveal something about Malta and the situation of so many refugees crossing the Mediterranean and drowning.

But the climax of the film is the focus on Simon, his father and his son, going beyond where people are expecting them to be, encountering difficulties, especially the disregard by a Libyan vessel captain who does not want to be caught up in rescuing people at sea. What makes this part of the film particularly moving is that on the boat with the family is an African man who is working in Malta, a hard-working and diligent man, who tries his best in the face of impending loss at sea.

The film was co-written and directed by Rebecca Cremona who has an eye for filming the islands and the seascapes beautifully and who brings a sensitive awareness of the complexity of situations for Malta itself at this time as well as for the local protagonists and their stories. Malta’s Oscar nominee for 2015.


US, 2015, 101 minutes, Colour.
Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Margaret Odette, Amanda Peet Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne Mark Blucas.
Directed by Leslye Headland.

The title is not particularly subtle and does indicate something of the theme of the film – though it underplays the most important part of the film, the difference between sexual activity and love.

This is in New York romantic comedy with a difference. It opens in 2002 on a college campus, an eccentric young woman, Lainey (she abhors being called Elaine) carrying on in a corridor, angry with the medical student with whom she wants to have sex. She is rescued by an onlooker, Jake, who takes her into his apartment, calms her down, they talk, and each, for the first time, has sex. They don’t see each other for another 12 years and then only by accident.

The bulk of the film takes place 12 years later. Lainey is still having an affair with the medical student who has now become an ultra-serious doctor, who has also become engaged. Lainey is still infatuated, bitterly disappointed, not handling things particularly well and her therapist advises her to go to a sex addicts’ meeting, a 12-step meeting. Jake, who now has a good job, has been inventive with his work, is a serial womaniser notices her. When they meet, they recognise each other, dwell on the memories.

What happens is not what we might expect in terms of their relationship – they continue acting according to the title of the film, but not with each other. Instead, they renew their friendship, which remains Platonic, deepening all the time, a genuine intimacy arising, their trusting each other, confiding in each other, relying on each other for their different personal crises.

The key to the film is this exploration of what this Platonic relationship means.

During this friendship, Lainey takes up with a businessman, thinking that this will be the solution – but he takes to her to a social where, who should be present but the doctor and his now pregnant wife. It is too much for her. In the meantime, Jake and his close friend, Xander, who has been married a long time to his wife, and they have a son, have been successful in business and have been bought out by Paula. Jake sits his sights on Paula. It seems to be a future, especially as he relates well to her son.

When Lainey goes interstate to study medicine, they both realise how much they miss each other, that they have genuinely fallen in love – and the challenges as to what are the consequences…

Alison Brie as Lainey and Jason Sudeikis as Jake convince us while they are on screen, especially in their living out the Platonic relationship.

The Lainey and Jake of 2002 could never believe that this is how they could be 12 years later – something which may make an impact on audiences in their 30s who may have gone through similar experiences and are being challenged to make decisions about their future lives.

To that extent, the film is something of a moral parable in an age of confused sexual morality and very frank expression of it.


UK, 2015, 148 minutes, Colour.
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista, Jesper Christensen.
Directed by Sam Mendes.

The on-screen James Bond is 53 years old, arriving in the form of Sean Connery in Dr No in 1962. Spectre is the 24th official James Bond film, though there have been some others including Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again. And this is the fourth film with Daniel Craig who has proven himself a popular, if quite different, James Bond.

The previous film, Skyfall, made quite an impact on audiences and the box office. While it had the usual ingredients, it presented a more human James Bond, especially in his relationship with M, played in all the Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig films by Judi Dench. Audiences emotions were shaken and stirred by her death at the end of Skyfall – though we are all happy that she has a few moments video glimpses in Spectre. Ralph Fiennes was taking over at the end of Skyfall and is in command here, though not entirely in command because there are moves afoot to combine MI5 and MI6 and the MI6 building is in a state of collapse.

This is the background for the action of this film, fulfilling most of the expectations of the conventions of the James Bond film – but with some differences.

As so often, the opening is quite spectacular, filmed at The Day of the Dead in Mexico City, crowds, costumes and masks to represent the dead, elaborate processions, with Bond present, using a woman to get into a hotel but with operational intentions to listen to the group planning sabotage and to shoot the leaders. He is in some danger as the whole building almost collapses on him. The main assassin gets away and there is a pursuit through the procession, and in the helicopter which came to rescue the villain, soaring over the crowds and eventually crashing – but with Bond escaping.

M is not particularly pleased and stands Bond down. Bond does his tests with Q – Ben Whishaw taking over the role effectively and having much more to do in this film, as does Miss Moneypenny, Naomie Harris, helping Bond with research, with technology. The fly in the ointment, so to speak, is C, Andrew Scott, who is all for security and surveillance but not in favour of democracy and thinks the 00 division is out of date.

Bond, taking Q’s brand-new super-technology car, follows links to Rome, goes to the funeral of the deceased assassin, encounters his wife, Monica Bellucci. The tradition of the Bond girls is changed in this film, Bond relating only to the widow and to Madeleine, Lea Seydoux, the actual sexual encounter scenes quite truncated and brief.

Further action, in the Bond tradition of multi-locations, takes place in Austria, where he encounters Mr White from Casino Royale, tracks down his daughter, Madeleine, who grew up learning about Spectre, with the action then transferring to Morocco, to the desert with a spectacular fight on a train, the headquarters of the arch-villain, played by Christoph Waltz.

More explosions in Morocco and then a finale back home in London involving the collapse of the MI6 building, helicopter pursuit and crash on Westminster Bridge, and a moral dilemma for Bond himself as to how he will treat the arch-villain on the Bridge, with M beckoning on one side and Madeleine watching on the other.

We are given small family details about Bond and his growing up, which gives the film a more humane touch, as does Daniel Craig, especially in his relationship to Madeline, even though he is still adept at doing battle with enemies.

Audiences will all welcomed the final statement, which always appears, “James Bond Will return”.


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