englishespagñolfrançais
Cinema - Reviews
print the article


Related articles
  1. The woman who left , by Lav Diaz
  2. SIGNIS Reviews - September 2016
  3. Finding Saint Francis
  4. SIGNIS Film Reviews - August 2016
  5. Houston, we have a problem !
  6. SIGNIS film review - July 2016
  7. Le Dernier Jour d’Yitzhak Rabin (Rabin, the last day)
  8. SIGNIS Film reviews - May 2016
  9. SIGNIS Film reviews - april 2016
  10. SIGNIS Film reviews - March 2016
  11. Berlinale 2016: SIGNIS Reviews
  12. SIGNIS statement: Risen
  13. SIGNIS statement: The young messiah
  14. SIGNIS Film reviews - February 2016
  15. SIGNIS Film reviews - January 2016
  16. SIGNIS Film reviews - December 2015
  17. Belgian first “blaxploitation” film Black causes problems : children not allowed !
  18. SIGNIS Film reviews - November 2015
  19. Papa Francisco: The Pope Francis Story
  20. SIGNIS Film Reviews, October 2015
  21. To live and Die in Ordos: Values and Society in China
  22. Statement of the Jury - Venice Film Festival - Spotlight
  23. SIGNIS Film Reviews, September 2015
  24. Climate change and its impact in India : Raising awareness through film
  25. Lamb
  26. SIGNIS Film Reviews, August 2015
  27. SIGNIS Film Reviews, July 2015
  28. SIGNIS Film Reviews, June 2015
  29. SIGNIS Film Reviews, May 2015
  30. SIGNIS Film Reviews, April 2015
  31. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2015
  32. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2015
  33. Seventh Son
  34. Unfinished Business
  35. SIGNIS Film Reviews, February 2015
  36. American Sniper
  37. Birdman
  38. Dumb and Dumber To
  39. Human Capital/ Il capitale umano
  40. Paper Planes
  41. Penguins of Madagascar
  42. Selma
  43. Still Alice
  44. Taken 3
  45. Unbroken
  46. What We Did on our Holiday
  47. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  48. SIGNIS Film Reviews, January 2015
  49. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2014
  50. Two Days, One Night
  51. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  52. The Best of Me
  53. The Captive
  54. The Congress
  55. The Drop
  56. Folies Bergere/ Paris Folies/ La Ritournelle
  57. Force Majeure
  58. Fury
  59. The Green Prince
  60. Hector and the Search for Happiness
  61. Horrible Bosses 2
  62. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One
  63. Interstellar
  64. John Wick
  65. Kill the Messenger
  66. Let’s be Cops
  67. Love, Rosie
  68. Maps to the Stars
  69. Men, Women and Children
  70. The Mule
  71. My Mistress
  72. My Old Lady
  73. Nightcrawler
  74. Obvious Child
  75. The One I Love
  76. Paddington
  77. Particle Fever
  78. Rise
  79. Pride
  80. Rock the Casbah (Morocco)
  81. Serena
  82. Tammy
  83. This is Where We Leave You
  84. A Thousand Times Goodnight
  85. Turkey Shoot
  86. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  87. Whiplash
  88. Wintersleep
  89. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivett
  90. The Vatican Museums
  91. When the Queen Came to Town
  92. SIGNIS Statement on "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
  93. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2014
  94. 20,000 Days on Earth
  95. Advanced Style
  96. Annabelle
  97. The Boxtrolls
  98. Dracula Untold
  99. The Equalizer
  100. The Giver
  101. Gone Girl
  102. The Grand Seduction
  103. If I Stay
  104. The Immigrant
  105. The Infinite Man
  106. Into the Storm
  107. I, Origins
  108. Jodorowsky’s Dune
  109. John Doe Vigilante
  110. The Judge
  111. Land of the Bears
  112. Life of Crime
  113. The Little Death
  114. Locke
  115. The Maze Runner
  116. Planes: Fire and Rescue
  117. The Reckoning
  118. Siddharth
  119. The Skeleton Twins
  120. Son of a Gun
  121. Step Up All In
  122. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  123. Tusk
  124. Wetlands
  125. Wish I Was Here
  126. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2014
  127. The Hundred Foot Journey
  128. The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out a Window and Disappeared
  129. Begin Again
  130. Boyhood
  131. Charlie’s Country
  132. Devil’s Knot
  133. The Expendables 3
  134. Felony
  135. Freedom
  136. Get on Up
  137. God’s Not Dead
  138. God’s Pocket
  139. The Inbetweeners 2
  140. Magic in the Moonlight
  141. Night Moves
  142. Predestination
  143. Snowpiercer
  144. These Final Hours
  145. What We Do in the Shadows
  146. All this Mayhem
  147. And So It Goes
  148. Beatriz’s War
  149. Belle et Sebastien
  150. Bethlehem
  151. Deliver us from Evil
  152. Ernest et Celestine
  153. The French Minister/ Quai d’Orsay
  154. Galore
  155. Guardians of the Galaxy
  156. Hercules
  157. Jersey Boys
  158. The Keeper of Lost Causes
  159. Lucy
  160. The Lunchbox
  161. A Most Wanted Man
  162. Mrs Brown’s Boys, D’Movie
  163. Reaching for the Moon/ Flores Raras
  164. Rio 2
  165. Sex Tape
  166. The Selfish Giant
  167. Still Life
  168. Rising from the Ashes
  169. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  170. Venus in Fur/ Venus a la fourrure
  171. Volcano
  172. Words and Pictures
  173. 22 Jump Street
  174. Any Day Now
  175. Blended
  176. The Face of Love
  177. Edge of Tomorrow
  178. The Fault in our Stars
  179. Frank
  180. Good Vibrations
  181. The Last Impresario
  182. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  183. Omar
  184. Once My Mother
  185. The Rover
  186. The Trip to Italy
  187. X-Men Days of Future Past
  188. Yves Saint Laurent
  189. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2014
  190. 52 Tuesdays
  191. The Amazing Spiderman 2: Rise of Electro
  192. The Armstrong Lie
  193. The Babadook
  194. Bad Neighbours
  195. Belle
  196. Blue Ruin
  197. The Broken Circle Breakdown
  198. Canopy
  199. Captain America: Winter Soldier
  200. A Castle in Italy/ Un Chateau en Italie
  201. Chef
  202. Child’s Pose
  203. Divergent
  204. The Double
  205. Fading Gigolo
  206. Faith Connections
  207. Gore Vidal: the United States of Amnesia
  208. Gabrielle
  209. Gardening with Soul
  210. Grace of Monaco
  211. Godzilla
  212. Hannah Arendt
  213. Half of a Yellow Sun
  214. Healing
  215. Heaven is for Real
  216. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  217. Ida
  218. The Invisible Woman
  219. Like Father, Like Son
  220. Living is Easy with your Eyes Closed
  221. Man of Tai Chi
  222. Maleficent
  223. Miniscule: the Valley of the Lost Ants
  224. Missing Picture/ L’Image Manquant
  225. Mr Morgan’s Last Love
  226. Mr Peabody and Sherman
  227. Muppets Most Wanted
  228. My Sweet Pepper Land
  229. Need for Speed
  230. Next Goal Wins
  231. Noah
  232. Nymphomaniac Volume 2
  233. Only Lovers Left Alive
  234. The Other Woman
  235. Out of the Inferno
  236. Pompeii
  237. The Raid 2
  238. Ride Along
  239. Seduced and Abandoned
  240. Sunshine on Leith
  241. Transcendence
  242. Under the Skini
  243. Wadjda
  244. Jeune et Jolie/ Young and Beautiful
  245. The Zero Theorem
  246. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February/March 2014
  247. ’71
  248. Aloft
  249. Beauty and the Beast
  250. The Better Angels
  251. Black Coal, Thin Ice/ Bari Ri Yan Huo
  252. Blind Massage/ Tui Na
  253. Calvary
  254. The Darkside
  255. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  256. Historia do Meida/ History of Fear
  257. Jack
  258. Kraftidioten/ In Order of Disappearance
  259. Kreuzweg/ Stations of the Cross
  260. The Little House/ Chiisiai Ouochi
  261. Love is Strange
  262. Macondo
  263. The Monuments Men
  264. Mo Jing/ That Demon Within
  265. N - Madness of Reason
  266. No Man’s Land/ Wu Ren Qu
  267. Praira do futuro/ Beach of the Future
  268. Stratos/ The Storm Within
  269. Things People Do
  270. The Third Side of the River
  271. To Singapore, With Love
  272. The Two Faces of January
  273. Two Men in Town
  274. Unfriend
  275. Viharsorok/ Land of Storms
  276. Zwischen Welten/ Inbetween Worlds
  277. 3 Days to Kill
  278. 300: The Rise of an Empire
  279. All is Lost
  280. Chinese Puzzle/ Casse-tete chinois
  281. Dallas Buyers Club
  282. Endless Love
  283. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  284. I, Frankenstein
  285. In a world...
  286. The Monuments Men
  287. Non-stop
  288. Nymphomaniac Volume 1
  289. Out of the Furnace
  290. Robocop
  291. Romeo and Juliet
  292. Tracks
  293. Nebraska
  294. Vampire Academy
  295. A Winter’s Tale/ A New York Winter’s Tale
  296. Wolf Creek 2
  297. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2014
  298. SIGNIS Statement: Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross)
  299. SIGNIS Statement: Calvary
  300. Labor Day
  301. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  302. The Past/ Le Passe
  303. Blue is the Warmest Colour/ La Vie d’Adele - Chapitres 1 et 2
  304. 12 Years a Slave
  305. 47 Ronin
  306. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  307. Are We Officially Dating?/ That Awkward Moment
  308. Drinking Buddies
  309. Free Birds
  310. La Grande Bellezza/ The Great Beauty
  311. Her
  312. Inside Llewyn Davis
  313. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  314. Lone Survivor
  315. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
  316. Saving Mr Banks
  317. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  318. Short Term 12
  319. The Wind Rises/ Kaze Tachinu
  320. The Wolf of Wall Street
  321. 20 Feet from Stardom
  322. Apres Mai/ After May
  323. American Hustle
  324. August: Osage County
  325. Blackfish
  326. Backyard Ashes
  327. The Book Thief
  328. Carrie
  329. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  330. Delivery Man
  331. Fill the Void
  332. Filth
  333. Frozen
  334. The Gilded Cage/ La Cage Doree
  335. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  336. Homefront
  337. How I Live Now
  338. Last Vegas
  339. Le Weekend
  340. One Chance
  341. The Railway Man
  342. Si Parla Italiano: Lygon Street
  343. Adoration
  344. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  345. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
  346. Austenland
  347. Big Ass Spider
  348. Blancanieves
  349. Captain Phillips
  350. Closed Circuit
  351. The Counselor
  352. Ender’s Game
  353. Enough Said
  354. Escape Plan
  355. The Fifth Estate
  356. Fruitvale Station
  357. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  358. Insidious Chapter 2
  359. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  360. Kill Your Darlings
  361. Machete Kills
  362. Magic Magic
  363. Mary Meets Mohammad
  364. Mr Pip
  365. SIGNIS Statement: "Philomena"
  366. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November/December 2013
  367. Mystery Road
  368. Patrick
  369. The Spectacular Now
  370. Thor: the Dark World
  371. Walesa - Man of Hope
  372. 2 Guns
  373. About Time
  374. The Act of Killing
  375. The Butler
  376. Diana
  377. The East
  378. Fallout
  379. The Family
  380. Gravity
  381. Grown Ups 2
  382. The Human Cargo/ La Nave Dolce
  383. I Am a Girl
  384. In Bob We Trust
  385. I’m So Excited
  386. The Interval/ L’Intervallo
  387. Lasseter’s Bones
  388. Paranoia
  389. Parker
  390. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  391. Planes
  392. Prisoners
  393. The Red and the Blue
  394. Renoir
  395. Riddick
  396. RIPD
  397. Runner Runner
  398. Rush
  399. Stories We Tell
  400. Thanks for Sharing
  401. Turbo
  402. The Best Offer
  403. Blue Jasmine
  404. Elysium
  405. Gambit
  406. The Gatekeepers
  407. A Hijacking/ Kapringen
  408. Jobs
  409. Kickass 2
  410. Mood Indigo/ L’Ecume des Jours
  411. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
  412. Much Ado About Nothing
  413. Pain & Gain
  414. Red 2
  415. Red Obsession
  416. The Rocket
  417. Stoker
  418. The Turning
  419. Upstream Color
  420. V/H/S/2
  421. We’re the Millers
  422. What Maisie Knew
  423. White House Down
  424. The World’s End
  425. You’re Next
  426. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July/August 2013
  427. 100 Bloody Acres
  428. After Earth
  429. The Audience
  430. Behind the Candelabra
  431. Beyond the Hills
  432. The Blind Detective
  433. The Bling Ring
  434. Cloudburst
  435. The Conjuring
  436. Despicable Me 2
  437. Epic
  438. Errors of the Human Body
  439. Everybody Has a Plan/ Todos Tenemos un Plan
  440. Furious 6/ The Fast and the Furious 6
  441. A Gun in Each Hand
  442. Happiness Never Comes Alone/Le bonheur n’arrive jamais a seul
  443. The Heat
  444. The Internship
  445. In the House/ Dans La Maison
  446. Lady in Paris/ Une Estonienne a Paris
  447. The Lone Ranger
  448. Man of Steel
  449. Metro
  450. Monsters University
  451. Now You See Me
  452. One Mile Above/ Kora
  453. Only God Forgives
  454. Pacific Rim
  455. Le Prenom/ What’s in a Name
  456. Reality
  457. Satellite Boy
  458. This is the End
  459. The Way, Way Back
  460. The Wolverine
  461. Still Mine
  462. To the Wonder
  463. World War Z
  464. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
  465. The Big Wedding
  466. Broken
  467. The Call
  468. Camille Redouble/ Camille Rewinds
  469. Dead Man Down
  470. Evil Dead
  471. The Great Gatsby
  472. The Hangover Part III
  473. Jagten/ The Hunt
  474. Mud
  475. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  476. Scary Movie 5
  477. Snitch
  478. Spring Breakers
  479. Star Trek Into Darkness
  480. Adventures in Zambezia
  481. Antiviral
  482. Chasing Ice
  483. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
  484. The Company You Keep
  485. Drift
  486. Vic and Flo Meet a Bear
  487. Side Effects
  488. Promised Land
  489. Prince Avalanche
  490. Parde (Closed Curtain)
  491. Paradies
  492. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
  493. Night Train to Lisbon
  494. The Necessary Death of Charley Countryman
  495. La religieuse (The Nun)
  496. Maladies
  497. Lovelace
  498. The Look of Love
  499. A Long and Happy Life
  500. In the Name of...
  501. Harmony Lessons
  502. The Grandmaster
  503. Gloria
  504. Gold
  505. Frances Ha
  506. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
  507. Elle s’en va (On Her Way)
  508. Dark Blood
  509. The Croods
  510. Camille Claudel 1915
  511. Before Midnight
  512. Escape from Planet Earth
  513. First Position
  514. Haute Cuisine/ Les Saveurs de Palais
  515. Identity Thief
  516. Iron Man 3
  517. No
  518. Oblivion
  519. Olympus Has Fallen
  520. The Other Son/ Le Fils de L’Autre
  521. The Place Beyond the Pines
  522. Rust and Bone
  523. Le Skylab
  524. Sleepwalk with Me
  525. Song for Marion
  526. Therese Desqueyroux
  527. Trance
  528. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2013
  529. 21 and Over
  530. Blinder
  531. Broken City
  532. GI Joe: Retaliation
  533. Goddess
  534. A Good Day to Die Hard
  535. Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters
  536. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
  537. The Host
  538. Hyde Park on Hudson
  539. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  540. In the Fog
  541. Jack the Giant Slayer
  542. Mama
  543. The Paperboy
  544. Performance/ A Late Quartet
  545. Return to Nim’s Island
  546. Underground: the Julian Assange Story
  547. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2013
  548. Zero Dark Thirty
  549. Anna Karenina
  550. Compliance
  551. Django Unchained
  552. Flight
  553. Gangster Squad
  554. The Impossible
  555. The Guilt Trip
  556. Last Dance
  557. Life of Pi
  558. Lincoln
  559. Parental Guidance
  560. Rise of the Guardians
  561. Save Your Legs
  562. The Silver Linings Playbook
  563. Wreck-it Ralph
  564. This is 40
  565. 2 Days in New York
  566. 360
  567. Alex Cross
  568. All the Way Through Evening
  569. American Mary
  570. The Angel’s Share
  571. Argo
  572. Bachelorette
  573. Back to 1942
  574. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  575. Breaking Dawn, Part 2
  576. Dangerous Liaisons
  577. Dead Europe
  578. The Do-Deca Pentathlon
  579. Dredd
  580. End of Watch
  581. Fun Size
  582. God Bless America
  583. Hail
  584. Here Comes the Boom
  585. Hitchcock
  586. The Hobbit, an unexpected journey
  587. Jack Reacher
  588. The Intouchables/ Les Intouchables/ Untouchables
  589. I Wish
  590. Killing Them Softly
  591. Lawless
  592. Les Miserables
  593. Liberal Arts
  594. Lockout
  595. Love is All You Need
  596. Lore
  597. The Man with the Iron Fists
  598. The Master
  599. Mental
  600. Miss Bala
  601. A Monster in Paris
  602. Paris - Manhattan
  603. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  604. People Like US
  605. Pitch Perfect
  606. Paranormal Activity 4
  607. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  608. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2012
  609. Quartet
  610. The Raven
  611. Robot & Frank
  612. Ruby Sparks
  613. The Sessions
  614. Seven Psychopaths
  615. Sinister
  616. Skyfall
  617. Savages
  618. Sound of My Voice
  619. Taken 2
  620. To Rome with Love
  621. Trouble with the Curve
  622. Tu seras mon fils/ You Will Be My Son
  623. The Words
  624. Wuthering Heights
  625. Wunderkinder
  626. "Aristides de Sousa Mendes": The Angel of Bordeaux
  627. On the Road
  628. Looper
  629. Damsels in Distress
  630. Holy Motors
  631. Arbitrage
  632. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2012
  633. Lore
  634. Chinese Take-away/ Un cuento chino
  635. Bait
  636. Hotel Transylvania
  637. The Watch
  638. Resident Evil: Retribution
  639. Barrymore
  640. Being Venice
  641. The Bourne Legacy
  642. Bully
  643. The Expendables 2
  644. Hope Springs
  645. Kath and Kimderella
  646. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  647. Monsieur Lazhar
  648. Moonrise Kingdom
  649. Total Recall
  650. Your Sister’s Sister
  651. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July/August 2012
  652. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2012
  653. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May 2012
  654. Beauty/ Skoonheid
  655. The Sapphires
  656. Hysteria
  657. And if we all lived together/ Et si on vivait tous ensemble
  658. The Door
  659. Not Suitable for Children
  660. In Darkness
  661. Magic Mike
  662. The Dark Knight Rises
  663. The King is Dead!
  664. You Instead
  665. The Amazing Spiderman
  666. Where do we go now?
  667. The Three Stooges
  668. I Am Eleven
  669. Polisse
  670. Ted
  671. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  672. Snow White and the Huntsman
  673. Take This Waltz
  674. That’s My Boy
  675. Rock of Ages
  676. Comme un chef/ The Chef
  677. Brave
  678. Marley
  679. The Cabin in the Woods
  680. The Innkeepers
  681. Margaret
  682. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  683. Elena
  684. Prometheus
  685. Anton Chekhov’s The Duel
  686. Friends with Kids
  687. Get the Gringo
  688. Game Change
  689. Declaration of War/ La guerre est declaree
  690. Men in Black 3
  691. Empire of Silver
  692. Silent Souls/ Ovsyenki
  693. The Dictator
  694. Swerve
  695. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  696. Careless Love
  697. Dark Shadows
  698. La Delicatesse/ Delicacy
  699. Iron Sky
  700. Trishna
  701. W./E
  702. 21 Jump Street
  703. Act of Valor
  704. Amour de Jeunesse/ Goodbye, First Love
  705. The Avengers
  706. Battleship
  707. Cafe de Flore
  708. The Deep Blue Sea
  709. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
  710. The Footnote
  711. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  712. Hotel Lux
  713. The Hunger Games
  714. Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy
  715. Kongen av Bastoy? King of Devil’s Island
  716. Kid with a Bike/ Le Gamin au Velo
  717. The Lady
  718. Le Havre
  719. The Lucky One
  720. Mirror, Mirror
  721. Les Neiges de Kilimandjaro/ The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  722. Pirates: Band of Misfits!
  723. The Raid
  724. Rebellion/ L’Ordre et La Morale
  725. The Rum Diary
  726. Romantics Anonymous/ Les Emotifs Anonymes
  727. Safe
  728. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  729. The Sorcerer and the White Snake
  730. La Source des femmes/ The Source
  731. Spud
  732. This Must be the Place
  733. Tomboy
  734. The Woman in Black
  735. Wish You Were Here
  736. La Femme de Vieme/ The Woman in the Fifth
  737. The Five-Year Engagement
  738. La Fille du Puisatier/ The Well Digger’s Daughter
  739. The Wrath of the Titans
  740. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2012
  741. Any Questions for Ben?
  742. 50/50
  743. The Artist
  744. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  745. Buck
  746. Carnage
  747. Chronicle
  748. Contraband
  749. A Dangerous Method
  750. The Devil Inside
  751. Gone
  752. Headhunters/ Hodejegerne
  753. Project X
  754. John Carter
  755. One for the Money
  756. Safe House
  757. This Means War
  758. Tyrannosaur
  759. 1911
  760. 30 Minutes or Less
  761. Apollo 18
  762. A Better Life
  763. Everything Must Go
  764. A Few Best Men
  765. Flypaper
  766. The Grey
  767. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  768. J. Edgar
  769. Killer Elite
  770. Like Crazy
  771. Man on a Ledge
  772. My Week with Marilyn
  773. Retreat
  774. Shame
  775. Trespass
  776. The Vow
  777. A Moi Seule/ Coming Home
  778. Aujourd’hui/ Today
  779. Barbara
  780. Bel Ami
  781. Captive
  782. Cesare deve morire/ Caesar Must Die
  783. Cherry
  784. Dictado/ Dictation/ Childish Games
  785. Dollhouse
  786. Don 2: Don Must Die
  787. L’Enfant d’ en haut/ Sister
  788. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  789. Flowers of War
  790. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  791. Gnade/ Mercy
  792. Haywire
  793. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  794. Jayne Mansfield’s Car
  795. Keep the Lights on
  796. Just the Wind/ Csalk a Szel
  797. La Mer a L’Aube/ Calm at Sea
  798. Meteora
  799. My Brother the Devil
  800. Postcards from the Zoo
  801. Rebelle/ War Witch
  802. A Royal Affair
  803. Shadow Dancer
  804. Tabu
  805. La Vierge, Les Coptes et Moi...
  806. Was Bleibt/ Home for the Weekend
  807. White Deer Plain
  808. Wilaya
  809. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2012 Special Edition
  810. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2012
  811. Too Big to Fail
  812. The Descendants
  813. Arietty
  814. Autoluminiscent
  815. Hugo
  816. The Muppets
  817. Young Adult
  818. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  819. The Adventures of Tintin
  820. Waste Land
  821. Happy Feet Two
  822. We Bought a Zoo
  823. Dolphin Tale
  824. Albert Nobbs
  825. Courageous
  826. New Year’s Eve
  827. Restless
  828. The Tall Man
  829. The Skin I Live In
  830. Tower Heist
  831. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  832. Another Earth
  833. The Iron Lady
  834. Jack and Jill
  835. Melancholia
  836. Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  837. The Orator/ O Le Tulafale
  838. The Yellow Sea/ Hwanghae
  839. Yes Madam, Sir
  840. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November 2011
  841. Breaking Dawn Part I
  842. Attack the Block
  843. The Debt
  844. Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope)
  845. The Ides of March
  846. Immortals
  847. I Don’t Know How She Does It
  848. The Inbetweeners
  849. Moneyball
  850. Puss in Boots
  851. Toomelah
  852. Machine Gun Preacher
  853. Ages of Love (Manuele d’ Am3re)
  854. Arthur Christmas
  855. Shark Night 3D
  856. L’Amour Fou
  857. Country Strong
  858. Oakie’s Outback Adventure
  859. Surviving Georgia
  860. Cedar Rapids
  861. Our Idiot Brother
  862. In Time
  863. The Cup
  864. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
  865. Contagion
  866. What’s Your Number?
  867. The Three Musketeers
  868. Midnight in Paris
  869. Higher Ground
  870. The Thing
  871. Project Nim
  872. Footloose
  873. Take Shelter
  874. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  875. The Whistleblower
  876. Monte Carlo
  877. Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
  878. Submarine
  879. The Eye of the Storm
  880. Fire in Babylon
  881. Tabloid
  882. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  883. Red State
  884. Real Steel
  885. Johnny English Reborn
  886. The Hunter
  887. Fright Night
  888. Abduction
  889. 13 Assassins
  890. Guilty Pleasures
  891. Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  892. Colombiana
  893. Zookeeper
  894. Final Destination 5
  895. The Change-Up
  896. Face to Face
  897. Win Win
  898. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  899. Horrible Bosses
  900. Hobo with a Shotgun
  901. The Help
  902. Conan the Barbarian
  903. Chalet Girl
  904. Beastly
  905. Priest
  906. The Woman
  907. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  908. Friends with Benefits
  909. Secuestrados (Kidnapped)
  910. Jane Eyre
  911. Big Mamma’s Boy
  912. Cowboys & Aliens
  913. Green Lantern
  914. Senna
  915. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
  916. The Illusionist
  917. The Conspirator
  918. Love Crime
  919. Captain America, the First Avenger
  920. Precious Life
  921. Bad Teacher
  922. The Eagle
  923. Five Days of August/ Five Days of War
  924. Mars Needs Moms
  925. Stake Land
  926. Beautiful Lies (De Vrais Mensonges)
  927. Meek’s Cutoff
  928. Cars 2
  929. The Last Circus (La Balada Triste de la Trompeta)
  930. Kung Fu Panda 2
  931. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  932. Larry Crowne
  933. The Trip
  934. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  935. Special Treatment (Sans Queue ni Tete)
  936. Mr Popper’s Penguins
  937. Mozart’s Sister
  938. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits/ The Other Woman
  939. All Good Things
  940. Crazy on the Outside
  941. The Tree of Life
  942. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May/June 2011
  943. Faith, Fraud + Minimum Wage
  944. Super 8
  945. Blame
  946. Bridesmaids
  947. Little White Lies
  948. Here I Am
  949. X Men: First Class
  950. The Tunnel
  951. Babies
  952. The Hangover Part II
  953. Carlos
  954. Oceans
  955. Angele et Tony
  956. Soul Surfer
  957. Julia’s Eyes
  958. Mrs Carey’s Concert
  959. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  960. SIGNIS Statement: Oranges and Sunshine
  961. Burke and Hare
  962. Water for Elephants
  963. Hanna
  964. Source Code
  965. Hoodwinked Too: The Battle Between Hood and Evil
  966. Fast Five/ The Fast and the Furious 5
  967. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  968. Your Highness
  969. Thor
  970. Something Borrowed
  971. Snowtown
  972. Scream 4
  973. Rio
  974. La Rafle/ The Round Up
  975. Le Quattro Volte
  976. Paul
  977. Oranges and Sunshine
  978. Murundak
  979. Main Street
  980. Mad Bastards
  981. The Lost Bladesman
  982. Insidious
  983. Incendies
  984. The Human Resources Manager
  985. Get Low
  986. Catfish
  987. Arthur
  988. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March/April 2011
  989. Hop
  990. Sucker Punch
  991. Potiche
  992. Goethe!
  993. The Day I Wasn’t Born (Das lied in mir)
  994. Limitless
  995. Haevnen (In a Better World)
  996. A Heartbeat Away
  997. The Lincoln Lawyer
  998. The Reef
  999. Red Riding Hood
  1000. The Company Men
  1001. Battle Los Angeles
  1002. Just Go With It
  1003. Howl
  1004. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  1005. Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland
  1006. Ausente (Absent)
  1007. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  1008. Come Rain, Come Shine
  1009. Coriolanus
  1010. Dance Town
  1011. The Devil’s Double
  1012. Les Femmes du 6eme Etage (Women of the 6th Floor/ Service Entrance)
  1013. The Forgiveness of Blood
  1014. The Future
  1015. Griff the Invisible
  1016. The Guard
  1017. If Not Us, Who (Wer Wenn Nicht Wir)
  1018. Invisible (Lo Roim Alaich)
  1019. Late Bloomers
  1020. Margin Call
  1021. Mein Bester Feind (My Best Enemy)
  1022. Un Mondo Misterioso (A Mysterious World)
  1023. Nader and Simin: a Separation
  1024. Odem (Lipstikka)
  1025. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlinale 2011 Special Edition
  1026. Our Grand Despair
  1027. Pina
  1028. El Premio (The Prize)
  1029. Romeos
  1030. Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)
  1031. Swans
  1032. Tambien la lluvia (Even the Rain)
  1033. Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2 - The Enemy Within)
  1034. True Grit
  1035. Unknown
  1036. Utopians
  1037. Vampire
  1038. V Subottu (Innocent Saturday)
  1039. Wind and Fog
  1040. Yelling to the Sky
  1041. The Rite
  1042. La Tete en Friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte)
  1043. Rango
  1044. SIGNIS Statement: The Rite
  1045. The Way Back
  1046. Wasted on the Young
  1047. Secretariat
  1048. Season of the Witch
  1049. No Strings Attached
  1050. Never Let Me Go
  1051. Nenette
  1052. A LIttle Bit of Heaven
  1053. Inside Job
  1054. I Am Number Four
  1055. Hall Pass
  1056. Gnomeo and Juliet
  1057. Conviction
  1058. Big Momma. Like Father Like Son
  1059. The Adjustment Bureau
  1060. Rabbit Hole
  1061. Hereafter
  1062. SIGNIS Statement: Brighton Rock
  1063. Barney’s Version
  1064. The Green Hornet
  1065. The Next Three Days
  1066. Ramona and Beezus
  1067. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2011
  1068. The Mechanic
  1069. How Do You Know
  1070. The Romantics
  1071. 127 Hours
  1072. Black Swan
  1073. The Fighter
  1074. Burlesque
  1075. The Dilemma
  1076. Takers
  1077. Stone
  1078. Arctic Blast
  1079. Out Of The Silence
  1080. Helen
  1081. Morning Glory
  1082. Yogi Bear
  1083. Korkoro
  1084. Unstoppable
  1085. Tangled
  1086. The Tourist
  1087. Sarah’s Key (Elle s’appelle Sarah)
  1088. Gulliver’s Travels
  1089. Little Fockers
  1090. Love and Other Drugs
  1091. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2010
  1092. The King’s Speech
  1093. Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur)
  1094. Somewhere
  1095. Desert Flower
  1096. Tron: Legacy
  1097. Megamind
  1098. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  1099. Devil
  1100. Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale
  1101. The Last Exorcism
  1102. Due Date
  1103. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November 2010
  1104. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2010
  1105. Beneath Hill 60
  1106. Monsters
  1107. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
  1108. Machete
  1109. Sisters of War
  1110. Wild Target
  1111. Skyline
  1112. The American
  1113. Winter’s Bone
  1114. The Loved Ones
  1115. Paranormal Activity 2
  1116. Saw 3D (Saw VII)
  1117. The Social Network
  1118. Gainsbourg
  1119. Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
  1120. You Don’t Know Jack
  1121. Life as We Know It
  1122. Made in Dagenham
  1123. Red
  1124. Let Me In
  1125. The Town
  1126. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  1127. Copacabana
  1128. La Danse
  1129. The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  1130. The Clinic
  1131. Eat Pray Love
  1132. Buried
  1133. Legend of the Guardians. The Owls of Ga’hoole
  1134. Dinner for Schmucks
  1135. The Least of These
  1136. The City of Your Final Destination
  1137. Sagan
  1138. Summer Coda
  1139. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  1140. Cats and Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty Galore
  1141. I’m Still Here
  1142. The Other Guys
  1143. The Last Airbender
  1144. Easy A
  1145. Tomorrow When the War Began
  1146. Despicable Me
  1147. Letters to Father Jakob (Postia poppi Jaakobille)
  1148. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  1149. Salt
  1150. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  1151. Piranha 3D
  1152. Vampires Suck
  1153. Matching Jack
  1154. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2010
  1155. Cairo Time
  1156. Peepli [Live]
  1157. The Expendables
  1158. Second Hand Wedding
  1159. Splice
  1160. Step Up 3D
  1161. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  1162. The Special Relationship
  1163. South Solitary
  1164. Killers
  1165. Leaving (Partir)
  1166. Inception
  1167. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  1168. Boy
  1169. The Waiting City
  1170. Knight and Day
  1171. L’Herisson (Hegehog)
  1172. The Runaways
  1173. Predators
  1174. The Karate Kid
  1175. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  1176. Toy Story 3
  1177. New York, I Love You
  1178. The A-Team
  1179. Get Him to the Greek
  1180. Accidents Happen
  1181. L’Affaire Farewell
  1182. Animal Kingdom
  1183. City Island
  1184. Le Concert
  1185. I Love You Too
  1186. The Kings of Mykonos
  1187. Letters to Juliet
  1188. Mademoiselle Chambon
  1189. Mother and Child
  1190. Shrek Forever After
  1191. Valhalla Rising
  1192. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2010 Special Edition
  1193. Abel
  1194. Les Amours Immaginaires
  1195. Another Year
  1196. Aurora
  1197. Biutiful
  1198. Blue Valentine
  1199. Burnt by the Sun 2: The Exodus
  1200. Carancho
  1201. Chonqing Blues (Rizhao Chongqing)
  1202. Copie Certifie (Certified Copy)
  1203. Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men)
  1204. Fair Game
  1205. Hahaha
  1206. L’homme qui crie (A Screaming Man)
  1207. Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law)
  1208. The Housemaid
  1209. Kaboom
  1210. Life, Above All
  1211. Lung Boonmee Rachuak Chat (Uncle Boonmee who can Recall Past Lives)
  1212. Marti, Dupa Craciun (Tuesday after Christmas)
  1213. My Joy
  1214. La Nostra Vita
  1215. SIGNIS Statement: "Des hommes et des dieux" (Of Gods and Men)
  1216. Octubre
  1217. Outrage
  1218. Poetry
  1219. La Princesse de Montpensier
  1220. Robin Hood
  1221. Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs)
  1222. Route Irish
  1223. Simon Werner e Disparu... (Lights Out)
  1224. The Strange Case of Angelica
  1225. Szerid Teremtes - A Frankenstein Terv (Tender Son - the Frankenstein Project
  1226. Tamara Drewe
  1227. Tournee (On Tour)
  1228. The Tree
  1229. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  1230. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  1231. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April/May 2010
  1232. Brooklyn’s Finest
  1233. Tooth Fairy
  1234. Sex and the City 2
  1235. The Losers
  1236. Rec 2
  1237. Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time
  1238. Gentlemen Broncos
  1239. Cop Out
  1240. 4.3.2.1.
  1241. Hot Tub Time Machine
  1242. A Room and a Half
  1243. Psych 9
  1244. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  1245. Furry Vengeance
  1246. Four Lions
  1247. The Backup PLan
  1248. Iron Man 2
  1249. Revanche
  1250. The Last Song
  1251. The Disappearance of Alice Creed
  1252. SIGNIS Statement: Agora
  1253. SIGNIS Statement: The Calling
  1254. The Joneses
  1255. Dogtooth
  1256. Centurion
  1257. It’s a Wonderful Afterlife
  1258. Cherrybomb
  1259. Date Night
  1260. Io Sono L’Amore (I Am Love)
  1261. Pazar (The Market - a Tale of Trade)
  1262. City of Life and Death
  1263. Cemetery Junction
  1264. Ghost (The Ghost Writer)
  1265. Dear John
  1266. Repo Men
  1267. Crying with Laughter
  1268. Boogie Woogie
  1269. Donne-moi La Main (Give Me Your Hand)
  1270. Shelter
  1271. The Infidel
  1272. Whip It
  1273. I Know You Know
  1274. SIGNIS Statement: Lourdes
  1275. SIGNIS Statement: No Greater Love
  1276. Shank
  1277. How to Train Your Dragon
  1278. Clash of the Titans
  1279. Remember Me
  1280. Kick Ass
  1281. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  1282. The Blind Side
  1283. I Love You, Phillip Morris
  1284. The Bounty Hunter
  1285. My Last Five Girlfriends
  1286. The Spy Next Door
  1287. Sons of Cuba
  1288. Salvage
  1289. The Scouting Book for Boys
  1290. House of the Devil
  1291. Green Zone
  1292. Hachi: a Dog’s Tale
  1293. Shutter Island
  1294. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  1295. The Kreutzer Sonata
  1296. The Father of My Children (Le Pere de Mes Enfants)
  1297. Chloe
  1298. Battle for Terra
  1299. The Wolfman
  1300. Oorlogswinter (Winter in Wartime)
  1301. Valentine’s Day
  1302. Solomon Kane
  1303. Powder Blue
  1304. The Crazies
  1305. Case 39
  1306. Anonyma
  1307. Alice in Wonderland
  1308. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief
  1309. Ondine
  1310. Micmacs
  1311. Legion
  1312. Leap Year
  1313. From Paris with Love
  1314. Extraordinary Measures
  1315. Everybody’s Fine
  1316. Crazy Heart
  1317. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2010 Special Edition
  1318. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January/February 2010
  1319. L’Arbre et La Foret (Family Tree)
  1320. L’Autre Dumas (The Other Dumas)
  1321. Bal (Honey)
  1322. David Wants to Fly
  1323. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  1324. En Familie (A Family)
  1325. Father of Invention
  1326. Die Fremde (When You Leave)
  1327. Greenberg
  1328. Jud Suss: Rise and Fall
  1329. The Kids are All Right
  1330. The Killer Inside Me
  1331. Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons)
  1332. My Name is Khan
  1333. Na Putu (On the Path)
  1334. Otouto (About Her Brother)
  1335. Please Give
  1336. Red Hill
  1337. Shahada (Faith)
  1338. Son of Babylon
  1339. Submarino
  1340. When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
  1341. A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop
  1342. Invictus
  1343. The Book of Eli
  1344. Astro Boy
  1345. Youth in Revolt
  1346. Up in the Air
  1347. Tony
  1348. A Single Man
  1349. Romeo and Juliet (Indonesia)
  1350. Holy Water
  1351. Exam
  1352. It’s Complicated
  1353. 44 Inch Chest
  1354. Nine
  1355. St Trinians: the Legend of Fritton’s Gold
  1356. Ninja Assassin
  1357. Daybreakers
  1358. Armored
  1359. Edge of Darkness
  1360. Motherhood
  1361. Brothers
  1362. Breathless
  1363. Bran Nue Dae
  1364. All About Steve
  1365. The Princess and the Frog
  1366. Talentime
  1367. Troubled Water (De Usynlige)
  1368. Extract
  1369. Shrink
  1370. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  1371. Diamant 13
  1372. Old Dogs
  1373. Did You Hear about the Morgans?
  1374. Mao’s Last Dancer
  1375. Sherlock Holmes
  1376. The Lovely Bones
  1377. Prime Mover
  1378. The Brothers Bloom
  1379. Avatar
  1380. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October/November/December 2009
  1381. The Other Man
  1382. Post Grad
  1383. Unmade Beds
  1384. Where the Wild Things Are
  1385. Planet 51
  1386. Only When I Dance
  1387. Nowhere Boy
  1388. The Merry Gentleman
  1389. Me and Orson Welles
  1390. The Girlfriend Experience
  1391. Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life)
  1392. The Descent: Part 2
  1393. Cracks
  1394. The Box
  1395. Nativity!
  1396. Paranormal Activity
  1397. Law Abiding Citizen
  1398. Bunny and the Bull
  1399. Machan
  1400. The Boys are Back
  1401. New Moon (The Twilight Saga: New Moon)
  1402. Glorious 39
  1403. A Serious Man
  1404. Examined Life
  1405. Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall)
  1406. Harry Brown
  1407. Amelia
  1408. 2012
  1409. The Fourth Kind
  1410. An Education
  1411. A Christmas Carol
  1412. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  1413. The Cove
  1414. The Horseman
  1415. Jennifer’s Body
  1416. Fantastic Mr Fox
  1417. Saw VI
  1418. Coffin Rock
  1419. Dead Man Running
  1420. Stone Bros.
  1421. Disgrace
  1422. My Year without Sex
  1423. This Is It
  1424. Blessed
  1425. Cirque du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant
  1426. Cedar Boys
  1427. Beautiful Kate
  1428. 9
  1429. Pontypool
  1430. Couples Retreat
  1431. Halloween II
  1432. Ong Bak: the Beginning
  1433. Zombieland
  1434. Capitalism: A Love Story
  1435. The Informant!
  1436. Pandorum
  1437. My Life in Ruins (Driving Aphrodite)
  1438. Surrogates
  1439. The Invention of Lying
  1440. Whiteout
  1441. Sorority Row
  1442. The Soloist
  1443. Management
  1444. Julie & Julia
  1445. Jack Said
  1446. Gamer
  1447. The Firm
  1448. Fame
  1449. Dorian Gray
  1450. The Crimson Wing
  1451. Creation
  1452. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  1453. Blind Dating
  1454. Away We Go
  1455. Adventureland
  1456. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Summer 2009
  1457. District 9
  1458. (500) Days of Summer
  1459. The Red Baron
  1460. Sztuczki (Tricks)
  1461. Shorts
  1462. Funny People
  1463. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  1464. A Perfect Getaway
  1465. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  1466. The Final Destination
  1467. Dance Flick
  1468. Bandslam
  1469. Aliens in the Attic
  1470. Orphan
  1471. Adam
  1472. GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  1473. Home
  1474. The Ugly Truth
  1475. G-Force
  1476. The Taking of Pelham 123
  1477. Land of the Lost
  1478. Crossing Over
  1479. Mad, Sad and Bad
  1480. Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
  1481. The Limits of Control
  1482. The Hurt Locker
  1483. Villa Amalia
  1484. Antichrist: An Essay/Review
  1485. The Proposal
  1486. Just Another Love Story
  1487. Charles Dickens’ England
  1488. Soul at Peace (Pokoj v Dusi)
  1489. Bist (Twenty)
  1490. Un Age a la Mer (Angel at Sea)
  1491. Tutta Colpa di Giuda
  1492. Swinki (Piggies)
  1493. Goodbye, Solo
  1494. Moon
  1495. Martyrs
  1496. The Informers
  1497. Lake Tahoe
  1498. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  1499. Frozen River
  1500. Cold Souls
  1501. Bruno
  1502. Red Mist
  1503. Public Enemies
  1504. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  1505. Shirin
  1506. Blood: the Last Vampire
  1507. My Sister’s Keeper
  1508. Sunshine Cleaning
  1509. Rudo y Cursi
  1510. Sin Nombre
  1511. Year One
  1512. The Last Thakur
  1513. The Last House on the Left
  1514. Doghouse
  1515. Everlasting Moments (Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments)
  1516. Telstar
  1517. Gigantic
  1518. Red Cliff
  1519. Helen
  1520. The Hangover
  1521. O’Horten
  1522. The Children of the Silk Road (The Children of Huang Shi/ Escape from Huang Shi)
  1523. Sex Drive
  1524. Terminator Salvation
  1525. Tormented
  1526. Sugar
  1527. Pour Elle (Anything for Her)
  1528. Max Manus
  1529. Last Chance Harvey
  1530. The Hide
  1531. Awaydays
  1532. Angels & Demons
  1533. Fighting
  1534. Drag Me to Hell
  1535. Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian
  1536. Endgame
  1537. Obsessed
  1538. Viva
  1539. French Film
  1540. Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
  1541. Visage
  1542. Vincere
  1543. Vengeance
  1544. Up
  1545. The Tsar
  1546. The Time that Remains
  1547. Thirst: Ceci est mon Sang
  1548. Tales from the Golden Age
  1549. Taking Woodstock
  1550. The Silent Army
  1551. Samson & Delilah
  1552. Un Prophete
  1553. Precious
  1554. Police, Adjective
  1555. Nobody Knows About Persian Cats
  1556. My Neighbour, My Killer
  1557. Mother
  1558. Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
  1559. Manila
  1560. Looking for Eric
  1561. Jaffa
  1562. Kinatay
  1563. Irene
  1564. Inglourious Basterds
  1565. Independencia
  1566. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  1567. La Fille du RER (The Girl on the Train)
  1568. Fish Tank
  1569. Eyes Wide Open
  1570. Enter the Void
  1571. Demain des L’Aube
  1572. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
  1573. Chun Fen Chen Zui De Ye Wan (Spring Fever)
  1574. Cendres et Sang (Ashes and Blood)
  1575. Bright Star
  1576. L’Armee du Crime
  1577. A L’Origine
  1578. Los Abrazos Rotos
  1579. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2009 Special Edition
  1580. SIGNIS Statement: Angels and Demons
  1581. Good
  1582. Coraline
  1583. Star Trek
  1584. Wolverine: X Men Origins
  1585. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April 2009
  1586. Is Anybody There?
  1587. Momma’s Man
  1588. Shifty
  1589. Seraphine
  1590. Villa Jasmin
  1591. Snow (Snijeg)
  1592. Four Nights with Anna
  1593. Fermat’s Room (La habitacion de Fermat)
  1594. Wrong Rosary
  1595. Tear This Heart Out (Arrancame la vida)
  1596. Skin
  1597. Si Puo Fare (We Can Do It/ It Can Be Done)
  1598. Scratch (Rysa)
  1599. Hannah Montana: the Movie
  1600. Blue Eyelids (Parpados Azules)
  1601. Crank: High Voltage
  1602. The Empty Nest
  1603. The Market - a tale of Trade
  1604. Rain
  1605. The Necessities of Life (Ce qu’il faut pour vivre)
  1606. State of Play
  1607. Observe and Report
  1608. Outlander
  1609. Hassan and Morkos
  1610. Departures (Okuribito)
  1611. Dansen (Dancers)
  1612. Blind Sunflowers (Los Girasoles Ciegos)
  1613. 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum)
  1614. In the Loop
  1615. Not Easily Broken
  1616. Five Minutes of Heaven
  1617. Let the Right One In
  1618. I Love You, Man
  1619. Fifty Dead Men Walking
  1620. Dragonball: Evolution
  1621. 17 Again
  1622. Fast and Furious
  1623. Tony Manero
  1624. Race to Witch Mountain
  1625. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2009
  1626. SIGNIS Statement: Religulous
  1627. Cherry Blossoms (Kirschebluten/Hanami)
  1628. Monsters Vs Aliens
  1629. The Boat that Rocked
  1630. I Can’t Think Straight
  1631. The World Unseen
  1632. Religulous
  1633. The Uninvited
  1634. Little Ashes
  1635. The Haunting in Connecticut
  1636. Knowing
  1637. The Life Before Her Eyes
  1638. Traitor
  1639. Genova
  1640. The Damned United
  1641. Duplicity
  1642. Diminished Capacity
  1643. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  1644. Lesbian Vampire Killers
  1645. The Age of Stupid
  1646. Flash of Genius
  1647. Bronson
  1648. Hush
  1649. The Great Debaters
  1650. The Young Victoria
  1651. Wendy and Lucy
  1652. Watchmen
  1653. Reverb
  1654. A Short Stay in Switzerland
  1655. Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron)
  1656. The Burning Plain
  1657. American Teen
  1658. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2009 Special Edition
  1659. Yarwng (Roots)
  1660. The Crew
  1661. He’s Just Not That Into You
  1662. Push
  1663. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  1664. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2009
  1665. The International
  1666. New in Town
  1667. The Unborn
  1668. Franklyn
  1669. Cadillac Records
  1670. Hotel for Dogs
  1671. Friday the 13th
  1672. Gran Torino
  1673. All About Elly (Darbareye Elly)
  1674. Alle Anderen (Everyone Else)
  1675. An American in New York
  1676. Ander
  1677. Beast Stalker
  1678. The Bone Man (Der Knochenmann)
  1679. Burrowing (Man Tanker Sitt)
  1680. Cheri
  1681. The Countess
  1682. Deutschland 09
  1683. Eden a L’Ouest (Eden is West)
  1684. End of Love
  1685. The Fish Child (El Nino Pez)
  1686. Forever Enthralled
  1687. Gigante
  1688. Happy Tears
  1689. John Rabe
  1690. Just Walking (Solo Quiero Caminar)
  1691. Katalin Varga
  1692. Letters to the President
  1693. London River
  1694. Mammoth
  1695. The Messenger
  1696. Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustuda)
  1697. My One and Only
  1698. Pedro
  1699. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  1700. Rage
  1701. Ricky
  1702. Ruckenwind (Light Gradient)
  1703. Storm
  1704. Tatarak (Sweet Rush)
  1705. Welcome
  1706. Winterstilte (Winter Silence)
  1707. Notorious
  1708. The Pink Panther 2
  1709. The Spirit
  1710. The Square
  1711. Bottle Shock
  1712. Bolt
  1713. JCVD
  1714. Cronoscrimines (Time Crimes)
  1715. Valkyrie
  1716. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
  1717. Henry Poole is Here
  1718. The Broken
  1719. Battle in Seattle
  1720. Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans
  1721. Tokyo Sonata
  1722. The Punisher: War Zone
  1723. Who Killed Nancy?
  1724. My Bloody Valentine 3D
  1725. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2009
  1726. My Mom’s New Boyfriend
  1727. Lucky Miles
  1728. Marley and Me
  1729. Gabriel
  1730. Bride Wars
  1731. Monkey PUzzle
  1732. Doubt
  1733. Frost/Nixon
  1734. Defiance
  1735. Revolutionary Road
  1736. Roman de Gare
  1737. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2
  1738. Seven Pounds
  1739. Transsiberian
  1740. Garbage Warrior
  1741. Yes Man
  1742. The Grocer’s Son
  1743. Slumdog Millionaire
  1744. The Reader
  1745. Far North
  1746. Bedtime Stories
  1747. Beverley Hills Chihuahua
  1748. Newcastle
  1749. Fugitive Pieces
  1750. Gonzo, the Life and Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
  1751. The Wrestler
  1752. A Bunch of Amateurs
  1753. Twilight
  1754. The Tale of Despereaux
  1755. Milk
  1756. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  1757. Australia
  1758. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2008
  1759. The Church in Transition: Doubt
  1760. Faintheart
  1761. Dean Spanley
  1762. Trade
  1763. The Stone of Destiny
  1764. Nordwand (North Face)
  1765. Love and Honour
  1766. Inkheart
  1767. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  1768. Choke
  1769. Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
  1770. My Best Friend’s Girl
  1771. The Secret Life of Bees
  1772. Quarantine
  1773. Summer
  1774. Julia
  1775. Four Christmases
  1776. Il Vento Va il Suo Giro (The Wind Blows Around)
  1777. Un Poco de Chocolade (A Little Bit of Chocolate)
  1778. Transporter 3
  1779. The Girl in the Park
  1780. Les Lignes du Sang (Rivals)
  1781. Bonneville
  1782. The Children
  1783. The Express
  1784. Lakeview Terrace
  1785. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October-November 2008
  1786. Body of Lies
  1787. The Oxford Murders
  1788. Flawless
  1789. Dialogue avec mon Jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)
  1790. The Warlords
  1791. Easy Virtue
  1792. Fine, Totally Fine
  1793. Max Payne
  1794. Pride and Glory
  1795. Zach and Miri Make a Porno
  1796. Choking Man
  1797. The Baader Meinhof Complex
  1798. Scar 3D
  1799. W
  1800. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
  1801. Quantum of Solace
  1802. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  1803. Incendiary
  1804. Of Time and the City
  1805. Le Ring
  1806. A nyomozo (The Investigation)
  1807. Rumba
  1808. Saw V
  1809. Un Coeur Simple (A Simple Heart)
  1810. Non Pensarci (Don’t Think About It)
  1811. Eagle Eye
  1812. Igor
  1813. The Rocker
  1814. Free Jimmy
  1815. Young @ Heart
  1816. La Zona
  1817. Rachel Getting Married
  1818. Bigga than Ben
  1819. Vinyan
  1820. Nights in Rodanthe
  1821. City of Ember
  1822. Mirrors
  1823. Brideshead Revisited
  1824. Mutant Chronicles
  1825. The House Bunny
  1826. Fly Me to the Moon 3D
  1827. SIGNIS Statement: Brideshead Revisited and its Catholicism
  1828. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2008
  1829. Tropic Thunder
  1830. 88 Minutes
  1831. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
  1832. Good Dick
  1833. Die Welle (The Wave)
  1834. Rocknrolla
  1835. Redbelt
  1836. Righteous Kill
  1837. The Foot Fist Way
  1838. Death Race
  1839. Bangkok Dangerous
  1840. Appaloosa
  1841. The Women
  1842. Taken
  1843. Eden Lake
  1844. Babylon AD
  1845. Live!
  1846. Burn After Reading
  1847. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  1848. Disaster Movie
  1849. Myrin (Jar City)
  1850. Partition
  1851. The Strangers
  1852. Step-Brothers
  1853. SIGNIS Film reviews: August 2008
  1854. Puffball
  1855. Times and Winds (Bes Vakit)
  1856. The Wackness
  1857. Wild Child
  1858. Shoot on Sight
  1859. Daylight Robbery
  1860. El Cantante
  1861. Somers Town
  1862. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  1863. Get Smart
  1864. Ben X
  1865. College Road Trip
  1866. Hellboy II: the Golden Army
  1867. Man from Plains
  1868. Three and Out
  1869. Vexille
  1870. Angel
  1871. The Clone Wars
  1872. Miss Pettigrew Lives a Day
  1873. The Karamazovs
  1874. SIGNIS Statement: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  1875. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  1876. CJ7
  1877. Make it Happen
  1878. Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)
  1879. Renard et L’Enfant (The Fox and the Child)
  1880. The Love Guru
  1881. Cidade dos Homens (City of Men)
  1882. The X Files: I Want to Believe
  1883. Married Life
  1884. Cass
  1885. Blindsight
  1886. Paris
  1887. Before the Rains
  1888. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  1889. Elle s’appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine)
  1890. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame
  1891. The Dark Knight
  1892. Baby Mama
  1893. Meet Dave
  1894. WALL.E
  1895. Donkey Punch
  1896. SIGNIS Film Reviews: July 2008
  1897. Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
  1898. Mamma Mia
  1899. The Forbidden Kingdom
  1900. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June 2008
  1901. La Romance d’Astree et Celadon
  1902. Mad Detective
  1903. Mes Amis, Mes Amours
  1904. Kung Fu Panda
  1905. In Memory of My Father
  1906. Adulthood
  1907. El Bano del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet)
  1908. My Winnipeg
  1909. Les Femmes de l’Ombre (Female Agents)
  1910. Prince Caspian
  1911. Hancock
  1912. Wanted
  1913. Cassandra’s Dream
  1914. The Ruins
  1915. The Edge of Love
  1916. The Waiting Room
  1917. In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  1918. The Happening
  1919. The Incredible Hulk
  1920. Hors de Prix (Priceless)
  1921. Teeth
  1922. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2008 Special Edition
  1923. The Escapist
  1924. Kamikaze Girls
  1925. Persepolis
  1926. Mongol
  1927. Ostrov (The Island)
  1928. Taxi to the Darkside
  1929. Balls of Fury
  1930. Mad Money
  1931. Anamorph
  1932. Filth: the Mary Whitehouse Story
  1933. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  1934. Sarkar Raj
  1935. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanomo
  1936. Caramel
  1937. Prom Night
  1938. Superhero Movie
  1939. Chemical Wedding
  1940. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  1941. Sex and the City
  1942. Timber Falls
  1943. 24 City
  1944. Adoration
  1945. A Festa da Menina Morta (Dead Girl’s Feast)
  1946. Afterschool
  1947. Los Bastardos
  1948. Blindness
  1949. The Chaser
  1950. Che
  1951. Un Conte de Noel
  1952. Delta
  1953. Il Divo
  1954. Entre les Murs (The Class)
  1955. The Exchange (formerly Changeling)
  1956. La Frontiere de l’Aube (The Dawn Shore)
  1957. Gomorrah
  1958. The Good, the Bad and the Weird
  1959. Hunger
  1960. Johnny Mad Dog
  1961. Leonera (Lion’s Den)
  1962. Linha de Passe
  1963. Milh Hadha Al-Bahr (Salt of this Sea)
  1964. La Mujer sin Cabeza
  1965. My Magic
  1966. Ocean Flame
  1967. Versailles
  1968. De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary)
  1969. Palermo Shooting
  1970. Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood)
  1971. Serbis
  1972. Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna’s Silence)
  1973. Soi Cowboy
  1974. Surveillance
  1975. Synecdoche, New York
  1976. Tokyo!
  1977. UC Maymun (The Three Monkeys)
  1978. Ting Chi (Parking)
  1979. Tulpan
  1980. Two Lovers
  1981. Vicki Cristina Barcelona
  1982. La Vie Moderne
  1983. Waltz with Bashir
  1984. What Just Happened?
  1985. Wolke 9 (Cloud 9)
  1986. Bienvenue chez les Ch’its (Welcome to the Sticks)
  1987. The Black Balloon
  1988. Charlie Bartlett
  1989. Shutter
  1990. Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead
  1991. La Question Humaine (Heartbeat Detector)
  1992. Cashback
  1993. XXY
  1994. Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
  1995. Honeydripper
  1996. Un Secret
  1997. The Air I Breathe
  1998. SIGNIS Films Reviews: April 2008
  1999. The Eye
  2000. Speed Racer
  2001. What Happens in Vegas
  2002. Stop-Loss
  2003. [Rec.]
  2004. Iron Man
  2005. Manufacturing Landscapes
  2006. Made of Honour
  2007. Doomsday
  2008. In Bruges
  2009. Pathology
  2010. Street Kings
  2011. One Missed Call
  2012. P2
  2013. My Enemy’s Enemy
  2014. Nim’s Island
  2015. 21
  2016. Leatherheads
  2017. Flashbacks of a Fool
  2018. Deception
  2019. Fool’s Gold
  2020. Gone Baby Gone
  2021. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  2022. The Mourning Forest
  2023. Boarding Gate
  2024. Death Defying Acts
  2025. Ballast
  2026. The Visitor
  2027. Smart People
  2028. The Mist
  2029. The King of California
  2030. Funny Games U.S.
  2031. Son of Rambow
  2032. Awake
  2033. How She Move
  2034. My Brother is an Only Child
  2035. Drillbit Taylor
  2036. First Sunday
  2037. The Go Master
  2038. Run, Fatboy, Run
  2039. The 11th Hour
  2040. Meet the Spartans
  2041. Lars and the Real Girl
  2042. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  2043. Step Up 2: The Streets
  2044. The Orphanage (El Orfanato)
  2045. Love in the Time of Cholera
  2046. Dr Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who
  2047. SIGNIS Film Reviews: March 2008
  2048. L’heure Zero (Towards Zero)
  2049. Avril
  2050. Sous Les Bombes (Under the Bombs)
  2051. Children of Glory
  2052. Out of the Blue
  2053. Miss Austen Regrets
  2054. Assembly
  2055. The Cottage
  2056. Beaufort
  2057. 10,000 BC
  2058. Vantage Point
  2059. Four Minutes (Vier Minuten)
  2060. La Grain et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain)
  2061. George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead
  2062. Garage
  2063. Fade to Black
  2064. The Accidental Husband
  2065. The Baker
  2066. The Bank Job
  2067. The Bucket List
  2068. Mang Shan (Blind Mountain)
  2069. Mister Lonely
  2070. Rambo
  2071. Semi-Pro
  2072. Untraceable
  2073. Waz
  2074. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Berlin 2008 Special Edition
  2075. Tirador (Slingshot)
  2076. 3 Zan (3 Women)
  2077. Tatil Katibi (Summer Book)
  2078. Standard Operating Procedure
  2079. Sleep Dealer
  2080. Restless
  2081. The Other Boleyn Girl
  2082. Night and Day (Bam Gua Nat)
  2083. Man Jeuk (Sparrow)
  2084. Lemon Tree
  2085. Lady Jane
  2086. Katyn
  2087. Kabei - Our Mother
  2088. Jesus Christus Erloser (Jesus Christ Saviour)
  2089. Jerusalema
  2090. Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I Have Loved You for So Long)
  2091. Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
  2092. Happy-Go-Lucky
  2093. Fireflies in the Garden
  2094. Feuerherz (Heart of Fire)
  2095. Elegy
  2096. Dream Boy
  2097. Derek
  2098. Corroboree
  2099. Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos)
  2100. Boy A
  2101. Be Kind Rewind
  2102. Balikbayan Box
  2103. Black Water
  2104. Jumper
  2105. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February 2008
  2106. There Will Be Blood
  2107. Juno
  2108. Definitely, Maybe
  2109. The Forest of Death
  2110. The Professor and his Beloved Equation
  2111. The Water Horse
  2112. Time to Die
  2113. The Matrimony
  2114. Penelope
  2115. Anche Libero va bene (Across the Ridge)
  2116. Le Scaphandre et Le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
  2117. Margot at the Wedding
  2118. Things We Lost in the Fire
  2119. Over Her Dead Body
  2120. Italianetz (The Italian)
  2121. Cloverfield
  2122. Battle for Haditha
  2123. The Savages
  2124. Desaccord Parfait (Twice on a Lifetime)
  2125. Ensemble, C’est Tout (Hunting and Gathering)
  2126. Clubland
  2127. The Final Winter
  2128. Footy Legends
  2129. The Good Night
  2130. Kokoda
  2131. Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  2132. September
  2133. Asterix at the Olympic Games
  2134. St Trinians
  2135. Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story
  2136. Underdog
  2137. Charlie Wilson’s War
  2138. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2008
  2139. Alien versus Predator: Requiem
  2140. Dan in Real Life
  2141. PS I Love You
  2142. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  2143. Romulus, My Father
  2144. Rogue
  2145. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  2146. I Am Legend
  2147. Closing the Ring
  2148. The Man in the Chair
  2149. The Game Plan
  2150. The Bet
  2151. 27 Dresses
  2152. As It Is In Heaven
  2153. Arctic Tale
  2154. Youth without Youth
  2155. Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
  2156. Weirdsville
  2157. My Kid Could Paint That
  2158. Infinite Justice
  2159. Chromophobia
  2160. Anna M
  2161. Bella
  2162. The Bee Movie
  2163. He Was a Quiet Man
  2164. SIGNIS Statement: The Golden Compass
  2165. 30 Days of Night
  2166. Brick Lane
  2167. Enchanted
  2168. A Very British Gangster
  2169. Code Name: The Cleaner
  2170. I’m Not There
  2171. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November 2007
  2172. Pret-moi la main (I Do)
  2173. Talk to Me
  2174. Rescue Dawn
  2175. Shrooms
  2176. Fred Claus
  2177. Hitman
  2178. This Christmas
  2179. August Rush
  2180. You Kill Me
  2181. Stellet Licht
  2182. Silk
  2183. Into the Wild
  2184. The Lookout
  2185. Good Luck Chuck
  2186. Beowulf
  2187. I Served the King of England
  2188. The Jane Austen Book Club
  2189. Redacted
  2190. The Magic Flute
  2191. American Gangster
  2192. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  2193. Lions for Lambs
  2194. SIGNIS Statement: Elizabeth - The Golden Age
  2195. Once
  2196. Black Sheep
  2197. Nancy Drew
  2198. Mr Brooks
  2199. The Last Legion
  2200. Resident Evil: Extinction
  2201. The Invasion
  2202. Razzle Dazzle
  2203. Interview
  2204. Stardust
  2205. Rendition
  2206. Ratatouille
  2207. The Nines
  2208. In the Valley of Elah
  2209. The Hunting Party
  2210. Eastern Promises
  2211. The Dark is Rising
  2212. The Darjeeling Limited
  2213. Daddy Day Camp
  2214. Blame it on Fidel
  2215. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2007
  2216. Rocket Science
  2217. Shoot ’em Up
  2218. Mr Woodcock
  2219. Across the Universe
  2220. Halloween
  2221. Sleuth
  2222. Death at a Funeral
  2223. Syndromes and a Century
  2224. Lust, Caution
  2225. It’s a Free World
  2226. War
  2227. The Nanny Diaries
  2228. And When Did You Last See Your Father
  2229. Control
  2230. Dnevnoy Dozor (Day Watch)
  2231. Feast of Love
  2232. The Heartbreak Kid
  2233. Hot Rod
  2234. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  2235. The Kingdom
  2236. The Brave One
  2237. Die Falscher (The Counterfeiters)
  2238. In Memoria di Me
  2239. Takva
  2240. Superbad
  2241. Le Serpent
  2242. Michael Clayton
  2243. Irina Palm
  2244. Georgia Rule
  2245. The Ex (Fast Track)
  2246. SIGNIS Films Reviews: August/September 2007
  2247. Atonement
  2248. 3:10 to Yuma
  2249. No Reservations
  2250. Death Sentence
  2251. 1408
  2252. December Boys
  2253. 2 Days in Paris
  2254. Year of the Dog
  2255. Buy it Now
  2256. Quelques Jours en Septembre
  2257. Hallam Foe
  2258. We are all Christs (Wszyscy Jestesmy Chrystusami)
  2259. Sugarhouse
  2260. Waitress
  2261. Seraphim Falls
  2262. Lady Chatterley
  2263. Knocked Up
  2264. Evening
  2265. Eagle vs Shark
  2266. 12.08, East of Bucharest
  2267. The Bourne Ultimatum
  2268. Sparkle
  2269. Bratz the Movie
  2270. Ecoute le temps
  2271. Mee Shee: the Water Giant
  2272. Marigold
  2273. Copying Beethoven
  2274. Surf’s Up
  2275. Rush Hour 3
  2276. License to Wed
  2277. Happily N’Ever After
  2278. Wind Chill
  2279. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June-July 2007
  2280. Tales from Earthsea
  2281. Gandhi my Father
  2282. Evan Almighty
  2283. The Hoax
  2284. I Have Never Forgotten You: the Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
  2285. Transformers
  2286. In the Land of Women
  2287. The Walker
  2288. The Simpsons Movie
  2289. Disturbia
  2290. Daratt
  2291. Macbeth
  2292. The Priestess
  2293. The Lark Farm
  2294. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2295. Hairspray
  2296. A Story of People in War and Peace
  2297. Screamers
  2298. SIGNIS Statement: Sinner
  2299. The War on Democracy
  2300. Die Hard 4.0
  2301. Dead Silence
  2302. The Flying Scotsman
  2303. Hostel 2
  2304. Sketches of Frank Gehry
  2305. Shrek the Third
  2306. Grow Your Own
  2307. Ne le dis a personne (Tell No One)
  2308. Lucky You
  2309. Captivity
  2310. PTU
  2311. The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  2312. Water
  2313. Vacancy
  2314. Are We Done Yet?
  2315. Frankie
  2316. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2007 Special Edition
  2317. SIGNIS Film Reviews: May 2007
  2318. SIGNIS Film Reviews: April 2007
  2319. The Wild Blue Yonder
  2320. Messages
  2321. Black Gold
  2322. Nuovomondo (Golden Door)
  2323. Turistas (Paradise Lost)
  2324. Je Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime (Not Here to be Loved)
  2325. The Tiger’s Tail
  2326. Oceans 13
  2327. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End
  2328. The Chumscrubber
  2329. The City of Violence
  2330. The Hitcher
  2331. We Own the Night
  2332. Naissance des Pieuvres (Water Lilies)
  2333. Une Vielle Maitresse (An Old Mistress)
  2334. Triangle
  2335. Terror’s Advocate
  2336. Tehilim
  2337. La Soledad
  2338. Sicko
  2339. Secret Sunshine
  2340. Savage Grace
  2341. Paranoid Park
  2342. No Country for Old Men
  2343. My Blueberry Nights
  2344. Munruyangabo
  2345. A Mighty Heart
  2346. The Man from London
  2347. Import/Export
  2348. Go Go Tales
  2349. The Flight of the Red Balloon (Le Voyage de Ballon Rouge)
  2350. Death Proof
  2351. Les Chansons d’Amour (Love Songs)
  2352. Chacun Son Cinema
  2353. Centochiodi (A Hundred Nails)
  2354. Breath (Soom)
  2355. Boxes
  2356. The Banishment
  2357. The Band’s Visit
  2358. Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)
  2359. Apres Lui
  2360. Alexandra
  2361. L’Age des Tenebres (The Age of Ignorance)
  2362. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
  2363. Lovewrecked
  2364. Conversations with Other Women
  2365. Like Minds
  2366. Mon Meilleur Ami (My Best Friend)
  2367. Dans Paris
  2368. 28 Weeks Later
  2369. Black Snake Moan
  2370. Spiderman 3
  2371. La Noche de los Girasoles (The Night of the Sunflowers)
  2372. Goya’s Ghosts
  2373. Beyond the Gates of Splendor
  2374. End of the Spear
  2375. Goodbye Bafana
  2376. The Breed
  2377. This is England
  2378. The Painted Veil
  2379. The Last Mimzy
  2380. Next
  2381. Reno 911!: Miami
  2382. Straightheads
  2383. Away from Her
  2384. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  2385. The Puffy Chair
  2386. Fracture
  2387. Fur: an Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
  2388. The Jesus Project
  2389. Half Nelson
  2390. The Pathfinder: An Untold Legend
  2391. The Reaping
  2392. Reign over me
  2393. Son of Man
  2394. Perfect Stranger
  2395. Edmond
  2396. La Mome (La Vie en Rose)
  2397. Unknown
  2398. Shooter
  2399. Provoked (Provoked: a True Story)
  2400. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
  2401. One Night with the King
  2402. Wild Hogs
  2403. The Bridge to Terabithia
  2404. SIGNIS Film Reviews: February/March 2007
  2405. Meet the Robinsons
  2406. Sunshine
  2407. Blades of Glory
  2408. The Messengers
  2409. The Namesake
  2410. Curse of the Golden Flower
  2411. Stomp the Yard
  2412. Stay (Sleeping Dogs)
  2413. Mr Bean’s Holiday
  2414. The Hills Have Eyes II
  2415. Factory Girl
  2416. Deliver Us from Evil: SIGNIS Statement
  2417. Catch a Fire
  2418. L’Amico di famiglia (The Family Friend)
  2419. The Last Sineater
  2420. Catch and Release
  2421. Amazing Grace
  2422. TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  2423. I Want Candy
  2424. The Ultimate Gift
  2425. Premonition
  2426. Sherrybaby
  2427. Facing the Giants
  2428. Breach
  2429. Zodiac
  2430. Sheitan
  2431. The Astronaut Farmer
  2432. Outlaw
  2433. After the Wedding (Efter Brylluppet)
  2434. Norbit
  2435. Becoming Jane
  2436. The Good German
  2437. Gone
  2438. Kardia
  2439. Music and Lyrics
  2440. 300
  2441. Bamako
  2442. Hot Fuzz
  2443. Eklavya: the Royal Guard
  2444. Middletown
  2445. A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
  2446. Alpha Dog
  2447. Material Girls
  2448. Inland Empire
  2449. Fauteuils d’Orchestre (Orchestra Seats)
  2450. The Number 23
  2451. Because I Said So
  2452. School for Scoundrels
  2453. Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur et les Minimoys)
  2454. Blood and Chocolate
  2455. Goal 2! Living the Dream
  2456. Hannibal Rising
  2457. Epic Movie
  2458. The Reef
  2459. The Good Shepherd
  2460. Ghost Rider
  2461. SIGNIS Film Reviews: January 2007
  2462. Dreamgirls
  2463. Notes on a Scandal
  2464. Letters from Iwo Jima
  2465. Kenny
  2466. Welcome to Dongmakgol
  2467. The Last King of Scotland
  2468. For Your Consideration
  2469. Irresistible
  2470. Little Red Flowers
  2471. The Illusionist
  2472. Freedom Writers
  2473. Smokin’ Aces
  2474. Ghosts
  2475. Venus
  2476. Flyboys
  2477. Ils (Them)
  2478. Suburban Mayhem
  2479. Gridiron Gang
  2480. Miss Potter
  2481. The Return
  2482. Zwartboek (Black Book)
  2483. Charlotte’s Web
  2484. Flicka
  2485. Boytown
  2486. The Fountain
  2487. Bobby
  2488. 3 Needles
  2489. Last Train to Freo
  2490. Scoop
  2491. La Doublure (The Valet)
  2492. SIGNIS Film Reviews: December 2006
  2493. Flags of our Fathers
  2494. Night at the Museum
  2495. Rocky Balboa
  2496. Perfume: the Story of a Murderer
  2497. Zoom
  2498. Kabul Express
  2499. It’s a Boy/Girl Thing
  2500. Employee of the Month
  2501. "The Nativity Story" Seen from the Philippines
  2502. Running With Scissors
  2503. Blood Diamond
  2504. Unaccompanied Minors (Grounded)
  2505. Eragon
  2506. Deja Vu
  2507. Black Christmas
  2508. SIGNIS Film Reviews: November 2006
  2509. A Prairie Home Companion
  2510. The Pursuit of Happyness
  2511. Apocalypto
  2512. The Holiday
  2513. Frostbiten (Frostbite)
  2514. London to Brighton
  2515. Die Grosse Stille (Into Great Silence)
  2516. Happy Feet
  2517. Jackass Number Two
  2518. Deck the Halls
  2519. The Covenant
  2520. Suburban Mayhem
  2521. Zemastan (It’s Winter)
  2522. Pan’s Labyrinth
  2523. Shortbus
  2524. Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny
  2525. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  2526. Flushed Away
  2527. Stranger Than Fiction
  2528. Big Nothing
  2529. All the Invisible Children
  2530. Antikorper (Antibodies)
  2531. Twelve and Holding
  2532. The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
  2533. Breaking and Entering
  2534. Heroes and Villains
  2535. Special (RX) Specioprin Hydrochloride
  2536. Casino Royale
  2537. Puritan
  2538. The Host (Gue-Mool)
  2539. The Prestige
  2540. Waist Deep
  2541. Little Children
  2542. The Nativity Story
  2543. Earthlings (Ugly Bags of Mostly Water)
  2544. All the King’s Men
  2545. The Last Kiss
  2546. Saw III
  2547. Mischief Night
  2548. Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  2549. Sixty Six
  2550. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
  2551. Gypo
  2552. La Tourneuse de Pages (The Page Turner)
  2553. Peaceful Warrior
  2554. Driving Lessons
  2555. Wordplay
  2556. SIGNIS Film Reviews: October 2006
  2557. Idlewild
  2558. The Grudge 2
  2559. Stick It
  2560. New Police Story
  2561. Step Up
  2562. Infamous
  2563. The History Boys
  2564. Tais Toi (Shut Up)
  2565. Starter for Ten
  2566. Open Season
  2567. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  2568. The Aryan Couple
  2569. Scenes of a Sexual Nature
  2570. A Good Year
  2571. The Guardian
  2572. SIGNIS Film Reviews: September 2006
  2573. Quinceanera (Echo Park LA)
  2574. Man Push Cart
  2575. Accepted
  2576. The Departed
  2577. Johanna
  2578. Life and Lyrics
  2579. Nina’s Heavenly Delights
  2580. Hoodwinked
  2581. DOA: Dead or Alive
  2582. A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
  2583. Kekexili (Mountain Patrol)
  2584. Click
  2585. Dirty Sanchez - the Movie
  2586. Keane
  2587. The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  2588. Hollywoodland
  2589. Clerks II
  2590. An Inconvenient Truth
  2591. Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  2592. Snow Cake
  2593. Little Miss Sunshine
  2594. The Wicker Man
  2595. The Devil Wears Prada
  2596. SIGNIS Film Reviews: August 2006
  2597. World Trade Center
  2598. The Black Dahlia
  2599. Children of Men
  2600. The Queen
  2601. The Sentinel
  2602. Crank
  2603. This Film is not yet Rated
  2604. The Benchwarmers
  2605. Over the Hedge
  2606. Severance
  2607. Adrift
  2608. Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
  2609. You, Me and Dupree
  2610. Right at Your Door
  2611. Snakes on a Plane
  2612. Akeelah and the Bee
  2613. Harsh Times
  2614. A Scanner Darkly
  2615. John Tucker Must Die
  2616. Tideland
  2617. Monster House
  2618. Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties
  2619. The Death of Mr Lazarescu
  2620. Bee Season
  2621. Angel-A
  2622. Ellie Parker
  2623. C.S.A. The Confederate States of America
  2624. Warrior-King
  2625. Alpha Male
  2626. Wilderness
  2627. The Night Listener
  2628. Lady in the Water
  2629. Nacho Libre
  2630. Tarfaya
  2631. Paper Clips
  2632. 11:14
  2633. Cars
  2634. Stay Alive
  2635. The Break-Up
  2636. My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  2637. The Notorious Bettie Page
  2638. Trust the Man
  2639. Miami Vice
  2640. Who Killed the Electric Car?
  2641. Omkara
  2642. The Ant Bully
  2643. SIGNIS Film Reviews: June/July 2006
  2644. Ultraviolet
  2645. The Thief Lord
  2646. District 13 (Banlieue 13)
  2647. Fearless
  2648. Half Light
  2649. Hard Candy
  2650. Imagine You and Me
  2651. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  2652. Dumplings
  2653. Curious George
  2654. 36 Quai des Orfevres
  2655. Aquamarine
  2656. The Lake House
  2657. Thank You for Smoking
  2658. Superman Returns
  2659. Vers le Sud (Heading South)
  2660. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  2661. Stormbreaker
  2662. An Unfinished Life
  2663. Love + Hate
  2664. Ju On 2 (The Grudge 2)
  2665. Secuestro Express
  2666. El Lobo (The Wolf)
  2667. Little Manhattan
  2668. Poseidon
  2669. Friends with Money
  2670. X Men 3: The Last Stand
  2671. Forty Shades of Blue
  2672. Just My Luck
  2673. The Cave of the Yellow Dog
  2674. Reeker
  2675. Pretty Persuasion
  2676. King Kong
  2677. Ask the Dust
  2678. Wah Wah
  2679. Voces Innocentes (Innocent Voices)
  2680. RV
  2681. Best Wishes! (Czech Republic)
  2682. SIGNIS Statement: The Omen
  2683. SIGNIS Film Reviews: Cannes 2006 Special Edition
  2684. 2:37
  2685. Babel
  2686. The Caiman
  2687. Cronica de una Fuga
  2688. Fast Food Nation
  2689. Flanders
  2690. Climates
  2691. Indigènes
  2692. Jindabyne
  2693. Lights in the Dusk
  2694. Marie Antoinette
  2695. Paris je t’aime
  2696. Red Road
  2697. Southland Tales
  2698. Volver
  2699. Summer Palace
  2700. Ten Canoes
  2701. El Violin
  2702. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
  2703. Z Odzysku (Retrieval)
  2704. Shooting Dogs
  2705. CZECH FILM REVIEWS
  2706. SIGNIS FILM REVIEWS, MARCH 2006, SUPPLEMENT
  2707. SIGNIS FILM REVIEWS, MARCH 2006
  2708. SIGNIS FILM REVIEWS, FEBRUARY 2006
  2709. SIGNIS FILM REVIEWS, JANUARY 2006

SIGNIS Film reviews - November 2015

  • 99 HOMES
  • ALEX AND EVE
  • BURNT
  • CRIMSON PEAK
  • DRESSMAKER, The
  • LAST WITCH HUNTER
  • LOBSTER
  • MISS YOU ALREADY
  • NO ESCAPE
  • NOW ADD HONEY
  • PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5: THE GHOST DIMENSION
  • SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
  • SPECTRE

  • 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.

-* ALEX AND EVE

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…).

-* BURNT

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.

-* CRIMSON PEAK

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.

-* THE DRESSMAKER

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.

-* THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

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.

-* THE LOBSTER

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.

-* MISS YOU ALREADY

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.

-* NO ESCAPE

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.

-* NOW ADD HONEY

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…

-* PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION

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.

-* SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

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.

-* SIMSHAR

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.

-* SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE

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.

-* SPECTRE

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”.

SIGNIS

print the article