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

SIGNIS film review - July 2016

July, 12th, 2016.
Find below film reviews written by Peter Malone.

  • BFG, The
  • CONJURING, The 2
  • WAILING, The

Australia, 2015, 90 minutes, Colour.
Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, George Sheftsov, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence, Jenni Baird, Anna Lise Phillips, Chloe Bayliss, Malcolm Kennard.
Directed by Michael Petroni.

Backtrack is a small but enjoyably interesting ghost story. It does not begin immediately as ghost story but suggests a disturbed and disturbing atmosphere.

In an interesting piece of casting for an Australian film, Adrien Brody portrays Peter Bower, a psychiatrist working in Melbourne, reassuring his wife after frightening dreams, meeting a group of clients (including veteran actor Bruce Spence) who exhibit bizarre behaviour, seeming to have lost their memory, and trapped in a particular date, 12 July 1987. Peter finds this so disturbing that he seeks out his former mentor, Duncan, Sam Neill, at Melbourne University, puzzled because all these clients have been referred to him by Duncan.

When Peter starts investigating information about his clients, especially where they come from, west of Melbourne, he studies a map and finds it leads to a town called False Creek where he grew up.

Perhaps it should have been said earlier that this is a film about trains and should have a great appeal to train watchers and train spotters. The suburban Melbourne trains. the frequent travelling past, noisily, the windows of Peter’s office. He goes by train up to False Creek and we discover a whole back story including trains, bikes on rails, signal movements, and a deadly crash.

Peter stays with his father, George Shentsov. Peter is not close to him and has some bad memories of his poor parenting. Peter also looks up an old school friend and surfaces some old secrets. He also begins to have flashbacks, coming involved again in an incident with his friend and the disastrous consequences.

Peter’s daughter, Evie, had died in a car accident a year earlier and he is still grieving, cutting himself off from ordinary communication – and, in terms of the ghosts, opening himself up to the dead after her death and beginning to re—examine what had happened in his past. The testing of his conscience occurs in interviews with the local police officer, Robin McGreevy, the daughter of a woman who died in the crash, which leads to a dramatic denouement and the solving of the mystery.

When looking at mainstream ghost stories, many will be thinking about The Sixth Sense ad other films which explored the interconnection between the living and the dead.

Backtrack is photographed quite atmospherically, many touches of darkness leading into the light. It is a ghost story worth telling.


France, 2015, 97 minutes, Colour.
Felix Bossuet, Tcheky Karyo, Thierry Neuvic,
Directed by Christian Duguay.

For audiences who enjoyed the original Belle and Sebastien, this sequel, the continuance of the adventure, will be very welcome. Characters are back, the young boy, Sebastien, his adoptive grandfather, Cesar, and, of course, the huge and affable dog, Belle.

This time the setting is after World War II in the Rhone-Alps area of France near the Italian border. Those who appreciate beautiful scenery, will find a great deal of satisfaction here, the sweep of the mountains, the crags, the beautiful green fields, the country village.and, as the mood changes and the plot develops, there is a transition from a piano accompaniment to in an intense repetitive orchestral urgency.

Sebastien is now ten and avoids going to school, preferring to slide down a mountainside on a home-made sled, more than a touch reckless and saved from the great fall by Belle. In the meantime, Cesar’s niece who has been fighting in the resistance during the war is returning home on an American plane which crashes into the mountainous forest. Everyone is presumed dead – except by Sebastien and Cesar.

Most of the film concerns the search, the old man going to a local pilot, Pierre, and paying him to fly over the crash site – with, of course, Sebastien and Belle’s stowing away, rather disastrous since Pierre has an antipathy towards dogs. Again, almost disaster, with Sebastien reckless again, stubborn and wilful.

Before they go to ask Pierre to fly over the site, Cesar explains to Sebastien that Pierre is his father – they think that Pierre abandoned Sebastien’s mother, but there is more explanation as the film goes on.

As they go through the forest, they encounter a young girl taking refuge up a tree from a grizzly bear, an Italian girl who belongs to a group of lumberjacks working in the forest but prevented from working by the forest fire set by the crashing plane. She becomes an ally in the search.

There is some peril with the fire, but Belle going in to find the cave with orange smoke coming, a flare signalling survival. And, continuing the peril, their continued dangers from fire as well as escaping suffocating smoke in the cave.

Apart from the film being a physical journey adventure, it is an emotional adventure for Sebastien as he clashes with his father, begins to work with him, and discovers that he really needs a strong father figure.

Very French, but a family film that does not rely on more obvious emotions and excitement that we tend to associate with more upfront American family films.


US, 2016, 117 minutes, Colour.
Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Rafe Spall, Rebecca Hall, Adam Godley, Jermaine Clement, Bill Hader, Olafur darri Olafsson.
Directed by Stephen Spielberg.

It is only those who have not been readers of Roald Dahl’s stories who will not know what BFG stands for. This reviewer, who has seen film versions of Dahl’s stories but not read any, assumed that it meant Big Fat Giant – only to see Mark Rylance as BFG, not fat at all, rather the contrary, but enlightened by the young girl of the story, Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who decides that she will call him BFG, the Big Friendly Giant. And so he is.

Roald Dahl was a novelist and screenwriter (for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and even for some Hitchcock television programs) and audiences who are familiar with films for children will have seen James and the Giant Peach, Willie Wonka, Matilda, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Esio Trot… They will know that he has quite an imagination, often with bizarre touches, sometimes having children in peril but getting through their adventures to be their better selves.

And this is the case with The BFG. It opens in London with scenes of Westminster but then goes to backstreets and a sinister building proclaiming, rather largely, Orphanage. Perhaps experts in recognising cars and their vintage will realise that this is the 1980s – but it is only later in the film when Her Majesty telephones the Reagans in Washington, getting Nancy to wake up Ron, that we know we are definitely in the 1980s.

Sophie has insomnia and tends to read under the blanket at the orphanage. Hearing voices one night, she breaks her rules of getting out of bed, looking behind the curtain, going out on the balcony where she sees BFG – who is doing his best to hide in the shadows and disguise himself so that passers-by at the witching hour, 3 am, will not notice him. He takes Sophie with him, escaping far, far north, hopping over rocks and crags and seas to the Land of the Giants, to his rather strange abode, much of which looks like a ship.

Sophie is one of those lively and plucky young girls and, while sometimes afraid, confronts BFG and gets to know him – especially as he protects her from the other Giants, an ugly and motley lot of ogres, who have an appetite for children.

BFG it seems is smaller giant, collector of dreams, distributor and dreams – which leads to his and Sophie’s going back to London, exploring her dream. Suddenly we are outside Buckingham Palace, Sophie on the ledge, her Majesty asleep, woken by her servants only to be confronted by Sophie and BFG. Her Majesty has generally been a good sport and so invites them in, provides a lavish breakfast for the starving Sophie and masses of toast, eggs, and a huge bowl of coffee for BFG.

By this stage, we are well into the swing of Dahl’s imagination and enjoy what are rather outlandish adventures. It also means, adults having to return to childhood attitudes, for everyone, including the Queen and the corgis, drinking BFG’s special drink where the bubbles go down instead of up – which means that everyone does not burp, but you know what… And the results must be one of the biggest fart sequences in cinema.

There is some more action and special effects, helicopters and SAS types following BFG and Sophie back to the Land of the Giants and a huge roundup so that everyone is safe from the poor old giants. BFG is content and Sophie finds her dream coming true.

Since a lot of the adults taking their children to see The BFG will have read Dahl during their young days, it probably means that both younger and older audiences will be satisfied.


US, 2016, 114 minutes, Colour.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolette, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul, Dylan Boyer, Thomas Gretchen.
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

At times the audience might wonder about how much intelligence there is in this film. There is quite a lot of spoof, sendup of CIA agents and activities, and quite a lot of amusing dialogue and repartee, especially for film buffs and references to films and film stars (often at Kevin Hart’s expense, as a half pint Denzel or as a black Will Smith!).

This is an amusing buddy movie for a Night out, not for research on American methods of maintaining national security. For critics who are of a more serious frame of mind, it might be seen as enjoyably entertaining, a guilty pleasure.

The opening is in 1996 at Central High in Maryland, where Kevin Hart plays Calvin, The Golden captured, the top sportsmen, the top personality, the student who is most likely to succeed. On the other hand there is the over-large Bob, bullied by the smart students and humiliated during the final assembly, everybody laughing at him, dragged in naked from the shower, Calvin offering him a coat to save him further embarrassment.

Then it is 20 years on with Calvin not having achieved what he might have, an accountant in and office, looked over for promotion, but happily married to his high school sweetheart. Kevin Hart is sometimes an acquired taste but, after his performance in The Wedding Ringer, and despite About Last Night, this reviewer found his sometimes manic performance quite enjoyable. Into his life comes Bob, Dwayne Johnson, larger-than-life, not the Bob that everybody remembers from those school days.

Bob has a great admiration for Calvin, grateful for his intervention in the past, and goes out for a drink with him, defends him against toughs in a bar, takes in on a bike ride, want some help with computer data and then bunks down for the night at Calvin’s. So far, so puzzling for Calvin – but, worse, when agent Harris and her men turn up at his front door looking for Bob who is considered a traitor to his country. Then a mad pursuit begins.

Calvin wants out. Bob, ever genial, tells him he is in. In an amusing scene, Calvin turns up for marriage therapy with his wife only to find that Bob has taken the psychologist’s place and there is some spoof about intense therapy. In order to get more information from a computer, Calvin takes him to see Trevor, the leader of the bullies of the past. He is played by Jason Bateman showing that he could have been cast as one of the Horrible Bosses.

It gets rather complicated, especially for Calvin, and he and the audience are not too sure at times whether Bob is a traitor. But, after Bob hijacks a small plane to fly from Maryland to Boston, there is a showdown, the selling of data to a foreign power, the unmasking of the traitor whose nickname is The Black Badger.

It is the night for the 20th reunion for the class of 96, Calvin not wanting to go because he feels he hasn’t achieved enough, but Bob getting there on time and Bob becoming the centre of attention, even of Melissa McCarthy in a welcome cameo.

And, as if you didn’t know, Calvin finds that his career as a CIA agent would be much more fulfilling than being an accountant.


US, 2016, 134 minutes, Colour.
Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente.
Directed by James Wan.

The first Conjuring film was a box office success, audiences very interested in the demonic themes and the confrontation of Ed and Lorraine Warren against the Demons. The screenplay was based on actual characters and events, especially with the impact of the Amityville possession in 1976, the role of the Warrens and the subsequent books, feature films and sequels. The Warrens had plenty of stories, and had become media celebrities, a sequel was inevitable. It is, however, a sequel which has received critical praise and box office success.

Ed and Lorraine Warren, played again by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farniga, conducted sessions in a variety of houses over several decades. While they were a couple who had heightened sensitivities and sensibility towards the demonic, they were also officially connected with the Catholic church. They did many of their investigations on behalf of the church, something which is taken up in this film, a priest visiting them and urging them to go to England where there were reports of strange happenings in the outer London area of Enfield.

The film actually opens with some sessions about Amityville. During the sitting, Lorraine has out-of-body experiences, accompanying the killer to the various rooms, her arms doing the shot gun movements, a single lineup of victims, and the sense of the demonic presence. This continues later, after she has seen her husband painting a portrait of a horrific nun, a vision she had seen, and has a further confrontation with the nun and a premonition of Ed’s death. She asks husband not to do any more consultations.

The priest is persuasive and they go to London, meeting the Hodgson family. Peggy Hodgson (Frances O’Connor) has four children, has been abandoned by her husband, has little money. Suddenly, one of her daughters, Janet (Madison Wolfe) starts to experience what seem to be poltergeist happenings. But, at times she is possessed by a sinister presence, seemingly an old man who had died in an armchair in the downstairs room. When the happenings increase, the police are called, the children have to move in with neighbours, the media become interested as does the psychic who believes in the hauntings, Simon McBurney, and an expert who is very sceptical, Franco Potente.

The Warrens are present only for a few days, they share experiences with the family, Lorraine empathising with Janet, Ed getting the trust of the family, even to doing some repair jobs in the house. The film builds up to climactic sequences, the testing of Janet’s voice to see whether she is telling the truth, a surveillance video adding to the scepticism, and the Warrens reluctantly leaving.

However, there is a dramatic development, needless to say, and they return for a final confrontation, Ed in danger of fulfilling his wife’s premonition of death, Lorraine having the name of the Demon and confronting it.

Ever since The Exorcist, that has been a continuous interest in demonic presence and confrontations and exorcism. This film, persuasively acted, with an authentic feel of London in the rain, is a credible addition to the genre – even if many will be sceptical about the credibility of the claims of true stories. (Lorraine Warren and one of the children, Billy Hodgson, acted as technical advisors to the film.)

Director James Wan has quite a list of horror thrillers including Saw, the two Insidious films and now the two Conjuring films.


US, 2016, 117 minutes, Colour.
Blake Jenner, Zoe Deutch.
Directed by Richard Linklater.

Part of the attraction for going to see this film is that it was written and directed by Richard Linklater. Many appreciated his slacker films in the early 1990s, especially Dazed and Confused. But, many remember his cap before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Before Midnight series with his portrait of a man and woman over almost 20 years, and the strength of the dialogue in their conversations. His range has been particularly strong, some social dramas, the interesting portion of Bernie, and the animation of A Scanner Darkly and the philosophical-theological hundred minutes of existential and metaphysical reflections in Waking Life.

This film is almost the opposite of Waking Life. After completing Boyhood, the film he made over a period of 12 years, he has returned to his own memories of his past, college days.

One reviewer said that to enjoy this film you needed to have been there – and, after viewing the film, that is absolutely right. Otherwise, especially if the characters and their behaviour do not arouse interest, this film can be something of an endurance.

It takes place over the three days before the opening of school at the end of August 1980. Plot -wise, not a great deal happens. We are drawn into the film with Jake (Blake Jenner) a freshman with a baseball scholarship. Even though he is not yet 20, he looks the All-American type – as do a number of the other jocks whom he meets at their dilapidated house. He is quite outgoing and despite the rather initial off-hand reception, he easily makes friends. Actually, on his first day at college, off they all go to a bar, plenty of noise, plenty of music, plenty of drinking, plenty of girls, plenty of dancing…

As a group of them cruise the parking lot, they are attracted to girls who snap at them – although one of them, Beverly (Zoe Deutch) has a shot at the others by praising Jake, quiet in the backseat. This will have good consequences when Jake leaves flowers at her door, when she phones, when they go out and talk, when he goes to a party at the arts-dance student house where she lives. In fact, Beverly is the only female character in the film – Although there are other females around but they are for the men and for the camera to ogle. There are some moments of dialogue about objectification.

On the Sunday, all the baseball players assemble for practice – which does give a bit more interest to the plot in terms of pitching, batting, fielding as well as some locker room pranks.

Some commentators have linked it to National Lampoons Animal House of 1978. There may be some resemblance but this one is far, far milder, a bit more humane even though the whole atmosphere is particularly, as Australians would say, blokey.


US, 2016, 103 minutes, Colour.
Voices of: Ellen de Generes, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Andrew Stanton, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Alison Janney, Vicki Lewis, John Ratzenburger, Angus McLane.
Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus McClane.

Actually, it is not really Dory who is lost in this film but since Finding Nemo was such a fine title, this story of Dory uses ‘Finding’ in the title although the plot really concerns Dory trying to find her parents.

Old audiences might find it hard to believe that it is already 13 years since Finding Nemo made such an impact with audiences all over the world – and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It means that children were seven at the time and enjoyed Nemo are now 20. It might mean that they can slip into see this film with the younger brothers and sisters.

It is important to say that Nemo and his father, Marlin, are back and are significant characters in this story. Marlin still has the voice of Albert Brooks. But, as we remember, Dory made a great impression as she helped in the quest for finding Nemo. She was a bright, chatty, quipping blue tang fish, sounding just like Ellen de Generes. But, she had no immediate memory. And this is to the point in Dory’s story now.

To help us all appreciate Dory more, there are some scenes when she is a little blue tang, still chatty and quipping, still with no memory, a devoted mother and father caring for her, trying to help her remember, but very sad when she unexpectedly disappears.

The older Dory helps out with Ray and his classes to eager young fish. But, there is a compulsion in her to try to find her mother and father. She teams up again with Marlin and Nemo and they make their way to the Marine Centre in California. Here she teams up with a lively octopus, Hank (voiced by Ed O’Neill) who is desperate to get to a centre in Cleveland, trying all kinds of ruses to get to the departing truck, able to disguise himself with all kinds of shapes colours.

Dory also encounters a friend from childhood, the whale, Destiny (who has blurred eyesight and has a propensity for banging into walls) and her friend, a Beluga whale, who has heightened sonar talents which become very important for the final climax. We hear Sigourney Weaver at the Marine Centre giving information about looking after fish, especially rescue.

There are quite a lot of new characters the most amusing of which are two sea lions who lazily sunbake on a rock, offer a sympathetic ear to Dory, but turn aggressively against another sea lion who wants to get their spot (and a warning not to rush out of the credits because there are several jokes after the credits, including some with the sea lions).

The scene where Dory asks herself what she would do in Dory’s place and she is under water, pining for her parents, but sees a path of shells, offers quite some pathos and feeling for Dory and her parents.

But, pathos is not the goal of the end of the film with a frantic truck episode on a freeway, plenty of cars, plenty of smashes and a vehicle careening over the guard rail into the sea. This does mean that, despite all the adventures and dangers, Dory is truly found.


Australia, 2016, 110 minutes, Colour.
Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, Tom E. Lewis, Pei Pei Cheng, Michelle Lilm Davidson, Kate Beahan, Max Cullen.
Directed by Ivan Senn.

The police thriller, Mystery Road, made quite some impact when it was released in 2013. Set in outback Queensland, it was a detective story, missing persons, aboriginal themes, financial interests and conflicts. These ingredients are substantial and they are incorporated into this new police thriller, Goldstone, the name of the town, or settlement near a gold mine, that is location for this film, also shot in outback Queensland.

Much of the impact from Mystery Road came from the casting of Aaron Pedersen as an aboriginal detective working on missing persons and uncovering many dark secrets. At the opening of this film, he’s driving drunk along the Queensland roads, pulled up by the young police officer in Goldstone, Alex Russell, and finding himself in a prison cell. However, when he is recognised as the detective, he begins his search for a Chinese woman who has disappeared.

Aaron Peterson’s Jay is like a number of the detectives and private eyes of fiction and thriller films, down on his luck, on his self-esteem, experiencing death and grief, relying too much on drink. He is a strong-minded man, however, challenges the young policeman who has thoughts of what he might have been instead of being stuck in this small and avaricious community. He finds clues about the missing woman, interviewing a travelling prostitute in her van, Pinky (Kate Beahan), learning that Chinese prostitutes are flown in, their passports taken, no visas acquired, and are kept as virtual prisoners at the local bar/club.

And there are even more complications, especially with the goldmine (and an impressive shot as Jay watches a huge excavation explosion). The boss of the mine is played by David Wenham, working on legislation to extend permits, trying to deal with the local aboriginal community, the leader who is in favour of development (Tom E. Lewis) and the tribal elder, played by the archetypal David Goulpilil, who is not.

The mayor of the town should be mentioned, more than mentioned. She is played by Jacki Weaver, touches of sweetness and light and apple pie (literally) on the surface, but as she explains to Jay, hard as nails like her father and grandfather, looking out for number 1. She gathers information, wants the young policeman to keep her informed, puts pressure on the aborigines. Altogether a tough piece of work.

Ivan Senn wrote the screenplay, directed and edited the film (and also composed the musical score). In his films, Beyond Clouds, Toomelah, he has presented aboriginal themes and, as he did in Mystery Road, blends them with contemporary Australian issues, country town problems, mining and the environment, deals with aboriginal communities, financial coverups, and the presence of illegal workers and visa problems as well as sex trafficking.

Audiences will be involved in the life of the town, the variety of characters, the tensions and challenges.

It is worth noting that prior to the opening credits there is an impressive succession of photographs of colonial times, of pioneering, of the old towns, of aborigines, of the Chinese – while, at the end, Jay goes bush and explores aboriginal cave paintings.


US, 2015, 95 minutes, Colour.
Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, Caroline Aaron.
Directed by Michael Showalter.

A star vehicle for Sally Field at almost 70. 1946 seems to have been a very good year for the births of Oscar-winning actresses: Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Cher, and Sally Field. These actresses are still prominent in their field, Susan Sarandon at the top of her form in the comedy, The Meddler. And now Sally Field in a comedy that has many quite sad aspects to it.

She plays an older woman who has lived for many years looking after her demanding mother, has lost opportunities for bettering herself in life, allowing her brother to have education and business chances. She is a rather lonely person, although she does have two friends much her own age with whom she can share her thoughts and feelings. She was engaged once but had to stay at home for her mother when the fiance got a job interstate.

She works in an office, putting data into computers. Has she any future?

Than the comic touches come as a young executive arrives at the company and she fantasises about his romantic attentions to her. This becomes an obsession and she begins to stalk him at the office and in creating a false Facebook page, intruding into his life in a cruel way. She has the help of the 13-year-old granddaughter of her close friend, Tyne Daly. She goes to a rock concert, gaudily dressed, because John (Max Greenfield) will be there and gets an opportunity to pose for an album cover .

The film raises the issues of loneliness, compensation before it is too late, the possibility of genuine love between a younger man and an older woman. For John it is something of a shock. For her friends it seems an impossibility. And Doris has to come to terms with her attraction to John and her real life, seeing a psychiatrist, letting go of the past, clearing the family house of accumulated junk.

For a moment this reviewer was deceived by a fantasy scene towards the end of the film – but, then the film asks, is this really fantasy?

The film is very much geared to an older women’s audience, much less a to an older men’s audience since there are really no older men in the film except Doris’s brother. Younger men’s audiences may identify with John but, perhaps, not strongly.

Sally Field does her best, a character of pathos, then becoming exceedingly ditsy, and reminds us how she has been a top liner for practically 50 years – from Gidget to The Flying Nun to 2 Oscars and a strong screen presence.


US, 2016, 93 minutes, Colour.
Voices of: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg, John Leguiazamo, Nick Offerman, Seann William Scott, Max Greenfield, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer.
Directed by Mike Thurmeier, Galon Chu.

This is the fifth film in the Ice Age series. It follows much the same pattern as the previous films and has most of the same characters. It also means that the formula is running down and that this is probably the best place to stop. In the meantime, it is enjoyable in its slight way but reminiscent of the better ice ages of the past.

Of course, Scrat is still there, still pursuing his acorn. He has been the start of the past films and his antics in trying to retain the acorn or searching for it are amusing. However, his scenes are rather futuristic as he gets trapped in a spacecraft (presumably left there by aliens) and does a lot of hurtling around space, messing with spacecraft controls, and creating a certain amount of mayhem in the galaxies including turning the Earth-like luxuriant planet, Mars, into the red planet in one stroke.

The other thing that script does up there in the ionosphere is to set off all kinds of meteor collisions and the hurtling of many of them towards Earth. They interrupt the now rather placid life of all those prehistoric animals that we have got to know, providing fireworks in the sky for our friend Manny, the Mammoth, who has forgotten his wife’s wedding anniversary.

After reminding all our memories of Manny and his wife, his daughter, Peaches, who now has a beau of whom Manny is rather jealous, Sid the Sloth carrying on but, of all things, acquiring a girlfriend! Diego and his fiancee from the previous film are happily content, though still scaring some of the smaller creatures.

Neil, the weasel, returns, pursued by prehistoric flying creatures, who is able to help them avert the meteor that is heading straight towards Earth, getting a whole lot of crystals which have emerged from eruptions and feeding them into a volcano so that, with all other outlets of the earth’s energy covered, there can be an enormous explosion to blow the meteor off course. So, we have the benefit of a rather big physics lesson and successful experiment to make sure that the ice age continues in peace.

The same voice cast entertains us again, zany characters, comic situations – but, unless a screenwriter gets an extraordinary and different inspiration, the end of an era.


France, 2015, 93 minutes, Colour.
Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbek, Matthieu Schaller.
Directed by Stephane Brize.

This is a very dignified title for a film, as befits this portrait of an ordinary working man trying to do his best for his family, for himself. But, the French title is particularly relevant, La Loi du Marche, The Law of the Marketplace.

Veteran French actor, Vincent Lindon, won the award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. And, the film also won the Ecumenical Prize, the jury noting that in many ways this portrait was prophetic in terms of presenting a story about contemporary struggles, especially in the workplace, a film about justice.

We are immediately introduced to Thierry, Linden’s character, already involved in conversation with an official in an office which interviews men who have been retrenched from jobs when their company has collapsed, which advises them about courses for retraining. Thierry vigorously explains that the course recommended, to drive cranes, was not helpful to almost all of the men assigned to it, a waste of time with no job prospect at the end. The official mouthes sympathetic words but has all kinds of explanations and excuses.

This filming of Thierry during conversations is continued throughout the film. He has an interview with a woman at the bank, checking possibilities for a loan, but admitting that he does not fulfil the conditions because of his work situation. At another stage, he and his wife have decided to sell their mobile home, have had a phone guarantee of sale, but the prospective buyer is reneging on his agreement, wanting the price lowered, but to a price which Thierry and his wife could not afford.

In a quiet scene in the family kitchen, the audience discovers that their adolescent son, Mathieu, has cerebral palsy. Playfully, he asks his parents about how many drops of water can be put in an empty cup – (and for those who have not yet worked it out, his mother does get the answer, one drop, and then the cup is not empty!). Material has ambitions to go to college to study, but is finding his final year courses difficult, and, under pressure, he is not doing well in the tests. Then, there is a conversation between Thierry and the official in charge of courses.

Just when the film becomes so serious that the audience is tempted to be as desperate as Thierry, there are some pleasant interludes, especially when Thierry and his wife go to a dance class – and later, they dance at home, inviting Mathieu to join them.

Actually, Thierry does get a job, in security at a supermarket, on the floor and observing customers, and, after a tutorial, observing all the screens from the video cameras, learning the habits of customers who are shoplifting (and two confrontations, one of a cheeky young thief, the other of an old man who has no more money) and observing the behaviour of the women at the checkout, looking to see whether they are acting dishonestly – and two confrontations with women, one with tragic results.

By and large, the characters all talk in principles and logic, what is right, what is possible, what is an offence… With no leeway for personal issues or circumstances to be taken into consideration.

Depending on our own stances and our criteria for making decisions, all characters are acting correctly – or should be more lenient and understanding in confronting people in need. Which is the final dilemma for Thierry.


UK, 2016, 110 minutes, Colour.
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Samantha Spiro, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis.
Directed by Thea Sharrock.

One might say that this is a pleasingly emotional film. interestingly, some more cerebral reviewers have been harsh on the film, especially being critical of the presentation of disability. The many readers of the novel and the higher than expected success of the film, on the other hand, suggests that these reviewers were not responding to the characters, the situations and the emotions but to ideas about treatment of themes. The screenplay was written by the novelist, Jojo Moyes.

Already the title indicates that there will be interactions between two people, the me and the you. But it depends on whom we identify as the me and whom we identify as the you. One is Lou, Louisa, a cheerful young woman in her mid-20s who eventually takes a job of day-carer for Will, and up-and-coming young executive who is injured in a street accident and is now quadriplegic. In terms of the title, it is Lou who puts Will before everyone else. She is played by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones).

There have been a number of recent novels and films about young people with terminal illness, like The Fault in Our Stars. This time the protagonists are in their mid-20s and early 30s, appealing to a more adult audience. Lou is a charmingly effervescent personality. Will, on the other hand, played by Sam Claflin (who appeared in The Hunger Games films) has become depressed and embittered because of his inability to live now the life of his former self.

We are wary of identifying Will’s psychological profile because he is not able to be his real self – although he contrasts himself with Lou in a discussion about how they handle situations. He says that he sees things, processes this and makes decisions.

Will comes from a very wealthy family, who seem to be owners or custodians of the local ruined castle, quite an imposing presence in the town, and the setting for some of the scenes between Lou and Will. (The final credits acknowledge Pembroke Castle.) With money as no object, this is a kind of modern fairytale, a contemporary Cinderella story.

In many ways the plotline is predictable enough, the gruff patient will mellow because of the attentions of his attractive carer. However, there is a deeper underlying sub-plot, Will dissatisfied with his life and contacting a Dignity Centre in Switzerland with the prospect of assisted suicide. His parents are concerned, allowing him six months to make up his mind, his father being more rational about the situation (Charles Dance in quite a sympathetic role), his mother not wanting him to die (Janet McTeer), and growing appreciative of all the care that Lou takes of her son.

As regards points of view about assisted suicide, the screenplay presents both points of view quite strongly, Will and his previous attempt at killing himself, determined that this is the best action for himself, Lou and her love for him, wanting to stay with him, and, while she goes to him in Switzerland, is prepared to do everything she can so that he will live. Other films which offer comparisons on this theme include The Sea Within, Million Dollar Baby and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

While Will is played (eventually) quite sympathetically by Sam Claflin, it is Lou who makes the strong impression. She is a strong personality who lives in the present, cheerful and described as “chatty” (although that is the last thing that Will wants when she first arrives). Lou has lived a fairly limited life, belongs to a loving family, and is kindness personified. She does say she would have liked to study: fashion. She loves clothes, something different, bright even loud, every day.

When Will shows her the DVD of Of Gods and Men, the first one she has watched with subtitles, she is overwhelmed. Something of an intuitive challenge. While she decides to draw Will out of himself (a visit to the races where she definitely backs the wrong horse and a rapturous attendance with him at a Mozart concert), Will is broadening her horizons, giving her more of a reason to live which makes his final declaration to Lou after she has offered her unconditional love to him even sadder.

Though she is a person who lives in the present, not a decider. But her growing love and care offer a challenge, investigating and making decisions of ways and travels to bring Will out of his cocooned self.

Perhaps the title should have focused on Lou and called the film Me For You.

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US, 2015, 100 minutes, Colour.
Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keith Stanfield.
Directed by Don Cheadle.

Those who love jazz and have a great admiration for the master musicians of the 20th century will have a great esteem for trumpeter, Miles Davis. This is a portrait of Davis.

The film was co-written, directed and performed by celebrated actor of film and television, Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, House of Lies). He certainly has invested a great deal of energy in this film.

However, the film is something of a mixed blessing. Audiences will emerge from the film admiring Davis and his capacity for playing but with rather a negative response to him as a person and his personality.

The screenplay is quite a mixture. it opens in the late 1970s, the end of a period where Davis had absented himself from performance and from recording, for about five years. Everybody was hoping that he was planning a comeback. To look at him, rather gaunt and ravaged, Afro hair, a man who is dependent on drugs, this introduction to him is not promising. Then a writer turns up at his door, a Scotsman (Ewan McGregor) who claims he is writing for Rolling Stone and wants an exclusive. He inveigles himself into Davis’s house and then into his confidence. This character , Dave, is a fictitious character, the contrivance for the portrait.

He and Davis go to see the bosses at Columbia records but Davis has tantrums, wants money, badmouths the executors and, on the way back to his apartment, is taken by Dave to a drug dealer to get cocaine which they indulge in while a group of people are partying upstairs. Dave intends to steal the demonstration tape the Davis had made but another go-getter takes it.

While the sequences are happening in the present, there are many, many flashbacks inserted into the film. Davis goes back into his past, his career, his playing, his successful records, working in clubs – though harassed by police on the beat and thrown into prison. He remembers Francis, first seeing her, giving her his phone number, going to see her as a dancer in rehearsal, proposing, wanting her to give up her career, a long marriage sequence, his growing obsessions and suspicions, her escaping.

There are also drug memories.

So, Davis comes across as a fairly unpleasant person in himself, in his dealings with his wife, in his clashes with others. But, at the same time, his skill with performance, with annotating musical scores, his records indicate his great talent.

The builder before his comeback has Davis and Dave tracking down the young trumpeter, admiring him, getting him to lead them to the man who has stolen the demonstration tape.

The final credits have a very long list of Davis compositions excerpts of which are played throughout the film, from Davis’s own recordings. During the final credits there is a rather long jazz jamming session with Davis and other musicians including Herbie Hancock.

This is the kind of story which raises issues of how someone who is rather unpleasant, even obnoxious, can be gifted with such a great talent.


Israel, 2015 100 minutes, Colour.
Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin.
Directed by Tomar Heymann.

Usually one looks at the critics’ comments on the advertising with a momentary consideration and a passing over of the superlatives. With the poster for Mr Gaga, there was a comment which made sense to this reviewer, worth quoting, “If you know nothing of dance, or don’t have the slightest interest in it, you will still be mystified by what is on-screen. The Batsheva dancers moving in ways you might not even imagine the body could move.” These were the thoughts, the feelings, during this intriguing film.

Dance aficionados will be familiar with the name of choreographer Ohad Naharin. Audiences who find this film fascinating will be alert to his name after this.

He is an Israeli choreographer, whose dance interpretations for his Batsheva company have the title of Gaga. His belief is that the body is extremely malleable, subject to gravity and subtly utilising it while defying it. He believes in movement, of all the limbs, of torso and head, limbs at various angles, “Listen to the body before you tell it what to do.” And, as we see during the film, dance can heal.

While this film was eight years in the making, following the choreographer around the world, seeing him in action, especially in more recent years in Israel, there is a great deal of archival footage, quite a number of his compositions included here, with names and dates, ranging from the 1980s to the present.

The film also shows Ohad auditioning over the decades. He is very demanding, putting physical and emotional pressures on those auditioning, trying to discern whether they have some inner strength and creativity which he wants to unlock. This is seen frequently as he directs the men and women to go into their inner strength, not think out their movements, but to feel them – especially in their ability to let go, collapse and fall.

During the film we learn something about Ohad himself, especially from home movies, his life as a child on the kibbutz, his family, his motivation for dancing – as well is a story about an autistic brother and a grandmother who helped communicate with him buoyed by dance (and the creativity of this story). There are glimpses of him in his military service, singing and dancing for the troops, many shellshocked, even as bombs were going off in the distance.

He was brought to New York City by choreographer, Martha Graham, but left her company to go to train in Julliard as well as enrolling in an American dance company, training with both. His career developed in the United States. He was invited back to Israel. There is a very interesting interlude about his Jubilee Bells program to celebrate the 50 years of the state of Israel and a complaint from a woman of the religious right that the costumes were unbecoming, a dispute that even went into the Knesset, leading to protests against censorship and the company deciding that they would not perform.

It is only later in the film that we discover more personal aspects of Ohad’s life, of his partnership, in life as well as in dance with Mari Kajiwara, to whom the film is dedicated. There is pathos in her final illness from cancer and her death? Then, Ohad found new partner, Tzofia, and the couple had a daughter, who at times wanders amongst the company, bringing out the more personable side of Ohad.

Filming was completed in 2015 with Ohad choreographing “Last Dance”, not that it was necessarily his last piece of work but he reflects, somewhat pessimistically, on the state and the status of Israel, decrying its narrowmindedness, its harsh attitudes and the perennial dangers of living there.

Quite an exhilarating documentary, even those who are not familiar with professional dance.


US, 2015, 90 minutes, Colour.
Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, Katie Nehra. RZA.
Directed by Paco Cabes.

If you thought this title sounded like a romantic comedy, you would be correct – but not entirely. Once you get into the film, you will see that the title has more than a touch of irony concerning the alleged Mr Right.

The writer of this film screenplay, Max Landis, has a weird sense of humour (the amoral characters of American Ultra, Chroncile) when characters have strong moral code but it is not exactly the moral code that the audience would subscribe to.

Sam Rockwell has played enough oddball characters in his career so he has no difficulty in playing Francis, a pleasant enough character to meet at first glance, but in fact, a former CIA assassin, excluded from his job, but he has had something of a conversion! He now disapproves of the morality of those who hire him for hits – and he executes them.

The person who is looking for Mr Right is Martha, played by Anna Kendrick, disappointed in a faithless boyfriend, accidentally meeting Mr Right in a supermarket and their both falling in love.

What is she to do when she finds out what he really does? It doesn’t take long when he excuses himself and goes to talk with another man on a bridge and then shoots him. Martha goes into shock.

Then Mr Right ‘s CIA minder, Hopper, turns up in pursuit. He is played by Tim Roth who at any other time might have taken on the character of Francis himself. They are an odd couple.

While the infatuation and the romance between Francis and Martha continue, there are even more tangles when a group of thugs in New Orleans want to get rid of Francis, two rival brothers, a group of heavily armed gangsters, Martha being abducted, and Francis coming to the rescue though, at one moment, shackled to Hopper.

The dialogue is often flip, the material of spoof, so that the central characters have a cheerfulness about them despite all the odds. Lucky that Francis is so adept with guns and with some martial arts.

There is a happy ever after ending in North Vietnam – with both Francis and Martha contentedly getting the better of would-be assassins.


France/Germany/Turkey, 2015, 97 minutes, Colour.
Gunes Sensoy.
Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven.

Mustang is an arresting title for a film – the image of the wild young horse which needs bridling and training. This means that Mustang is a symbolic title for this film, for five comparatively wild young sisters and the particular discipline that is imposed on them in their traditional household in northern Turkey.

This is a first film from a young Turkish-born director who has been living in France. With French and German money, she has filmed her story in Turkey itself and in Turkish.

A number of commentators have remarked on a similarity of plot with Sofia Coppola’s 1999 American story of five sisters and their strict parents, The Virgin Suicides. Future seminar organisers might screen the two films encouraging dialogue about family life, discipline, the aspirations of young women, presuppositions about how young girls should behave, especially from a conservative point of view.

The girls in this film have not appeared on screen before. They give very persuasive performances, lively at the opening of the film as the school holidays begin, they farewell a beloved teacher to Istanbul, go cavorting on the beach and in the water with a group of boys only to find themselves suspected of bad sexual behaviour, interrogated by their grandmother, punished and put under the control of their uncle. They are virtually imprisoned in the house, in their small rooms, sack -like dresses made for them and discipline being imposed on them – although, surprisingly, they do get out one day and catch the bus with young people all going to a football match.

The tradition in the house and in the village is very much that young girls must be controlled, that chastity is the overriding virtue, especially in view of their being virgins when they are married. As the film progresses, it is clear that this is the destiny for each of the girls in turn. One is able to marry someone she loves but the second daughter suffers an arranged marriage, its interrogations, formalities, and medical inspections about virginity.

There is a brief commentary every so often but this comes from the youngest girl, Lale, sometimes full of mischief, sometimes cheeky, but becoming more and more critical of the confined life of herself and her sisters. She does take some initiatives, including persuading a young man with a truck who has helped her and her sisters catch the football bus to teach her how to drive. He plays a crucial role in the resolution of the situation for the remaining two sisters.

The grandmother is severe but that is how she has been brought up and carries on traditions. the girls’ uncle, is typical enough of the authoritarian men in the town, but he is also seen going into the rooms at night of some of the sisters.

Depending on cultures, audiences will have varied perspectives on the girls themselves, their desired freedom, the impositions of their traditions. While the film is set in northern Turkey, there is no explicit mention of Islam, no quotes from the Koran, life being rather secular in terms of religious practice.

The film was one of the Oscar nominees for Foreign Language Films in 2015.


US, 2016, 129 minutes, Colour.
Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzie Kaplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Saana Lathan.
Directed by Jon M. Chu.

First, a friendly piece of initial advice: in order to appreciate who’s who, what’s what, why’s why, it might be best to see the first film again or at least read a synopsis. You may well be wondering as the film goes on just why various situations are occurring and where people stand.

The old team is back again with the addition of Lizzie Kaplan (instead of Isla Fisher), no blushing violet, joining Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson as The Horseman, the team of famous magicians from the first film, along with Mark Ruffalo as the FBI connection.

If you want to see some magic and sleight of hand, then there are quite some stunts in this film, especially concerning the robbery of a chip from a giant computer and the skills in which each of The Horsemen conceal the card from security and forget from one to the other. And there is a big, big climax set in London on New Year’s Eve, some street smarts as well as a dramatic combination which has us asking how could this possibly be – but, as in the first film, as well as early in the film, some rational explanations are given.

The Horseman have been out of action for some time but make a stand at the New York promotion event, but then disappear down a chute – to Macau! Though the first part of the film takes place in rather exotic settings, hotels, casinos, local markets, and the site of the giant computer in Macau, for various reasons which emerge during the film and relate to Daniel Radcliffe as a complacently sinister little villain and to Michael Caine, everybody goes to London for the finale. And that includes the FBI agents who are still in pursuit.

If you like the cast, you will be very pleased, Michael Caine being coldly arrogant this time, Morgan Freeman becoming more and more benign as the film goes on and, for the price of one ticket, we get to Woody Harrelson’s, a twin brother, with an abundant wig, with a manic smile and villainy.

While there was plenty of novelty and surprise in the initial film, the sequel still has all the ingredients for a friendly audience to enjoy itself.


Spain, 2015, 104 minutes, Colour.
Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan, Eldar Residovic, Sergi Lopez.
Directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa.

One has to be wary about a film with “perfect” in the title. Unless it is a very optimistic, hope-filled film, “perfect” has to be interpreted with irony and/or cynicism. While this is certainly the case here, it has to be said that the ending is not without hope.

This is a Spanish production, filmed in English with an international cast, American, Russian, French, and actors from the Balkans. Setting is “somewhere in the Balkans” in 1995. It is already two decades since the ferocious civil battles in the Balkans, massacres and atrocities, Orthodox versus Muslims, neighbour versus neighbour, dwelling on centuries-old heritage and hostilities.

While watching this film in the second decade of the 21st-century, the comparisons between the Balkans and the contemporary civil war in Syria spring vividly to mind – and our feelings.

The day opens with American and French aid workers trying to lift a dead body out of a well so that the villagers will be able to get fresh water. The rope breaks. A great deal of the film is spent going to various venues in search for rope – but to little avail because of peace talks and prohibitive protocols coming into force.

But, travelling with the two cars for the aid workers, the audience is taken to a variety of places in the Balkans during that day and an enforced stranding overnight on a country road – a cow blocking the path and the suspicions that it has been mined, following a similar incident earlier in the day – with a solution to drive speedily over the cow to safety.

The group goes to a store but rope is not available, needed for executions. The group goes to an outpost flying the flag – but the young volunteer is afraid to take down the flag and give away the rope. Eventually, they come across a little boy whose ball is being taken by older bullies. He says he knows where they could get some rope, takes them to his bombed out home which leads to a mixture of tragic and comic events, the rope around a fierce dog, recovering the boy’s ball in the garage – but then the discovery of what has happened to his parents. The group also finds the road blocked by a group of soldiers with several men lined up for execution, to be shot, and the guards not taking any notice of the peace talks.

The leader of the group is played by Benicio del Toro, quite a sympathetic performance. HIs associate, a sardonic loner, is played by Tim Robbins. Along with them is a young French woman part of the aid workers team, Melanie Thierry. And then they are joined by an aid work supervisor, Olga Kurylenko, who finds herself accompanying the group and stranded overnight.

The protocols get even more severe in the second attempt to raise the dead body with the United Nations officials forbidding their work in the well.

The film has a very interesting ending. All the characters and all the situations, including rain and the dead body, are pictured in recapitulation of the whole film – and, all the while, Marlene Dietrich sings quite plaintively and symbolically, Where have all the flowers gone…?


Italy/Vatican, 2016, 95 minutes, Colour.
Directed by Luca Viotto.

For those who have never visited them, an opportunity to see close-ups of Rome’s basilicas. For those who have visited, an opportunity to experience delight again, to reminisce and appreciate.

With the advances in the technology of filming, digital mobility, processes of 3D, it is time for many of the world’s great cities, buildings, artwork, to have their close-up moments.

This film, rather Italianate in its style, with some venerable male experts explaining art and history, the fourth and informative female expert, the propensity for some technical and unfamiliar vocabulary (a comment on Mary as the Theotokos – mother of God), a lot of architects and artists named, and more than a touch of the triumphalist in the perspective on the history of the church, on the Sovereign Pontiff, and a presumption that being in the basilicas will, somehow or other, have such an impact that the visitor and the tourist will understand the church. (One might think: if only!)

With these comments and reservations mentioned, it is best to note what is on offer in this visit to Rome, to the Vatican, to the basilicas. Interspersed throughout the film a quite a number of helicopter shots of Rome, audiences being able to pick out some of the landmarks like the Victor Emanuel Monument, and the helicopter flying along the Tiber up to St Peter’s.

This is a 2016 production, noting the Holy Year of Mercy with images of Pope Francis opening the Holy Doors – followed by a historical outline of the Holy Years, beginning in 1300 with Boniface VIII, the development of pilgrimages to the different basilicas, and the decision to have a holy year every 25 years – this Holy Year of Mercy being an exception.

The commentary offers information about Peter, his preaching in Rome, his death, his grave (though not a visit to the site, the Scavi below), the early basilica, and details of the enormous transformation in the 16th century with Michelangelo and the design of the basilica, Bernini and the colonnades and the piazza, and his contribution to the interiors of the basilica. Audiences will appreciate the long and lingering camera movement over Michelangelo’s Pieta. Those were been to St Peter’s will have their favourite places and images and will have pleasure in the recall.

After St Peters, the visit is to the mother of Catholic churches, the church of the Bishop of Rome, St John Lateran. Once again, time is spent in the piazza, a visit to the baptistery, some historical information about the papal palaces no longer there, then to the interiors and the detail of architecture, artwork. There is also a visit to the nearby Santa Scala, the staircase, allegedly from Jerusalem, which pilgrims mount on their knees.

One of the limitations of the commentary, especially for Christians not familiar with gospel and historical detail, let alone for those who are not Christian, is the presentation of all kinds of traditions which could be heard as factual, some of them Catholic folkloric, about revered characters, like Veronica and her veil and Jesus’ face, the name of Longinus, the centurion who speared Jesus, the authenticity of so many relics to be found in Rome…

The helicopter hovering over a St John Lateran travels up the street to the basilica of St Mary Major, the Marian basilica from the fifth century – with the recounting of the folklore about the site of the basilica and a miraculous fall of snow in August as if it too were factual.

The tour of St Mary Major shows a lavish basilica, the beauty of the artwork, the golden roof and its design, the pillars, the images of Mary, and the mosaic in the apse. As with the other basilicas, there is great detail in the history of the building and its art, the grand and beautiful chapels designed and endowed by popes.

The final visit takes us outside the walls of Rome to the Basilica of St Paul.Many audiences will be surprised to learn of the history of the basilica, its link with the death place of Paul and his grave, the building of churches on the site, the abbey present with the basilica, and the extraordinary fire of 1823 which draw destroyed so much of the basilica. The decision was whether to create something entirely new or to rebuild the basilica exactly as it was – and the latter is what happened.

There is a serenity in the interior of the basilica and even more serenity in the beautiful Cloister, colonnades, gardens and flowers.

An interesting feature of St Paul’s is a long succession of pictures of all the popes, many of which were destroyed in the 1823 fire, the length refurbishing of photo pictures, mosaics, with Pope Francis already in place – and the comment made about many who said that when there was no more room for another papal face, the church would come to an end. A ripple of laughter accompanied the next comment which indicated that recently more space has been made for the pictures of the popes!.

In recent years, cinemas have become the venues for performances of filmed plays, ballets and operas and tours of artworks – the advantage of viewing them all on the big screen, in the cinema/theatre atmosphere and, in this case, with the enhanced techniques of 3-D photography.


US, 2016, 112 minutes, Colour.
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Tyler Perry, Stephen Amell, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Gary Anthony Williams..
Voices of: Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Peter D. Badalamenti, Tony Shalhoub, Brad Garrett.
Directed by Dave Green.

Audiences around the world have become used to the initially most strange sounding title, each word of which has its own meaning but seem never to have been considered for inclusion as a total: mutants, who are Turtles, who are teenagers and who have ninja skills!

This film is an updated version of the Turtles who first appeared in comic form in the 1980s, with some film versions, including a big-budget 2014 film. The sequel follows immediately, the Turtles themselves still teenagers, seen initially leaping from the Chrysler building in New York City and watching a basketball match from the upper regions of the roofing, letting drop a piece of pizza which has dire results on the game – but audiences will be glad that there is a bit of a resume given on the television, the focus on Vern, Will Arnett, who was the cover to receive all the accolades for what the Turtles had done so successfully in the previous film.

The focus this time is on an arch-villain, Shredder, who is in prison but is being transferred – only for an ambitious, unscrupulous scientist (Tyler Perry) to be preparing ultra-technology to extricate Shredder from a prison van as he is being transferred. April, Megan Fox again, is able to get all this information to the Turtles via a watch they have given her which is able to extract information from computers. This, of course, leads to a huge chase, cars, bikes, vans, and the Turtles’ specially armed truck. He gets away.

Perhaps the filmmakers were anticipating a sequel to Independence Day, but Shredder is in touch with Klang, a monstrous mutant hidden inside a giant robot (!) and they plan to open a portal over New York City (where else?) so that pieces of an destructive weapon can be assembled as a first step to take over the world – somebody suggests the word apocalypse.

Of course, this builds up to a huge climax with the Turtles doing battle with Klang above the skyline of New York City – but, it’s not always easy for the Turtles. They still behave like teenagers at times, too individualistic, needing to develop teamwork, needing to listen to the advice of the sage Splinter (which they do), have April and her new friend, Casey Jones, one of the police escort for Shredder, and developments of technology, including a recording of Shredder, the scientist and their evil plans.

But, there is opposition from the bureau chief of the crime squad played, surprisingly and seriously, by Laura Linney.

It won’t spoil anything to say that the Turtles win at the end and receive medals and gratitude from the city – although continuing to live underground and be ready for the next action instalment.


China/Hong Kong, 2016, 88 minutes, Colour.
Directed by Johnny To.

Audiences who have been following Hong Kong films over several decades would be very familiar with the name of Johnny To. He has specialised in a wide variety of gangster films, efficiently made, complex stories about police and interaction with Hong Kong’s criminal gangs, from Hong Kong itself to Macau and to the mainland.

While this particular film – giving the audience some difficulty in deciding who are the three – does have a gangster, the crime recounted is off-camera. And all the action takes place in a hospital, surgery in the operating theatre, recovery, main ward, the stairwell, all interiors except from some moments of looking out of the windows and part of a finale hanging from sheets from an upper window.

There is quite a deal of surgery in the film, in close-up. We see the medical staff, the doctor making decisions, tensions, cutting, blood spurting, haemorrhaging, threads for sewing up wounds… And these recur throughout the film with several operations.

After operations, in between operations, the screenplay returns to the ward, concentrating on several patients: a large man, jovial, with mental problems, which does not interfere at all with his capacity for eating, getting out of bed, wandering down to the canteen, stealing keys and other mischief; a young man who is angry about the failure of his operation, paralysed, spitting at the doctor, attempting to slit his wrists; and someone new in the ward, and gangster brought from the scene of a robbery with a wound to his head and the need to extract a bullet.

Along with the gangster is the police force, a stern officer and his team, keeping guard, surveillance, but with a vested interest as regards the gun used for the wounding of the gangster. And then there is the doctor, a middle-aged woman with ambitions which have been generally achieved, yet somewhat on the edge, especially in connection with the extraction of the bullet.

This then provides an atmosphere for police alert, medical action, cynical barbs from the gangster who is rather literate quoting Greek philosophers as well as a story from Bertrand Russell, and the arrival of assassins to control the situation.

It does build to a rather grim climax, bombs in various wastepaper receptacles throughout the hospital, the entry of assassins with guns firing, mayhem on the ward, and the attempted escape of the gangster with the doctor and police chief in pursuit.

And all under 90 minutes, a different Johnny To story.


Korea, 2016, 156 minutes, Colour.
Jun Kunikura, Hwang Jung-min.
Directed by Hong-jun Na.

For anyone on the lookout for exotically different Korean films, this is probably a must. The director has previously made two crime films, The Chaser as well as a film about gangsters in China and Korea, Yellow Sea.

For those who have seen these two films, they are not quite a preparation for this one. it should be said that to appreciate the background as well as what is going on, some knowledge of Korean traditions of ghosts and spirits would be very helpful. An awareness of the role of the shaman in Korean society would be another advantage. This is a ghost film.

It is also quite a long film, over 2 ½ hours. The audience is immersed in a rural village where someone has gone berserk and there are some brutal murders. These continue and there is concern as to what is the cause of this plague, doctors and hospitals focusing on some kind of toxin, many of the citizens suspicious of a demonic spirit. As the deaths continue, suspicion lands on a Japanese visitor who lives in his hut in the woods and is seen behaving in strange ways.

On the unexpected aspects of the film, however, is the narrowing focus on one of the local police who is left to do the investigations and seems to have all the responsibility himself – no going to higher ups. And the focus is even narrower when his beloved young daughter behaves in a most erratic way with a demon possessing her. The policeman’s mother-in-law seeks out a shaman (someone who has lived in Korea for a long time mentioned that the shaman is generally female in Korea). This man is rather mercenary, goes through a lot of rituals and one wonders by the end whether he has not been possessed.

The policeman is an unlikely lead for the story, a simple man, not as thin as he used to be, devoted to his wife, concerned about his daughter – and leading a group of men into the forest to investigate the hut of the Japanese man. This leads to a great deal of mayhem – and the film also introduces another spirit, a young woman in white. Who is the real Demon?

The film also has some Catholic interest concerning clergy in Korea, the introduction of the nephew of the assistant policeman, a deacon, doing pastoral work in the parish, clerically dressed, who accompanies the investigators to the Japanese visitor who is suspected of being the evil spirit incarnate. There is a momentary visit to the parish priest who, rather unctuously, says he cannot do anything.

The deacon is severely injured in an encounter with the spirit. Later he visits the Japanese man in his cave to confront him and be rid of him. The demon extends his hand which seems to have a Christ-wound in his hand. (The film had opened with a quotation from Luke 24: 37-40 with Jesus allaying fears that the disciples were seeing a ghost, explaining that a ghost does not have flesh and bones as he has – and he shows them his wounds). The film is one of Korean pessimism, death all round including the deacon conquered by the demon.

Not a mainstream entertainment film, but of interest about Korean culture.


Italy/France, 2015, 97 minutes, Colour.
Juliette Binoche, Lou de Laage, Georgio Colangelli.
Directed by Piero Messina.

It may be safe to say that The Wait and audience response will depend very strongly on taste. Those wanting a quietly intense portrait of people, will find much to commend it. For those who get fidgety, even when there is a long pause, and find this ponderous - probably best not to go to see it.

This is a French-Italian production, located in Sicily, with the central characters speaking both Italian and French. The locations are very attractive, a mansion, the mountains, with a lake.Much of the action takes place within the mansion, initially all boarded up after a funeral, some moments in letting in the light, but a difficult future which may or may not let in more light.

The film opens with a funeral, some Catholic iconography (which also comes back later in the film as the town celebrates Holy Week with one of those elaborate processions, the carrying of a statue, candles galore, crowds and the men of the town in procession covered with cloaks and masks).

Then we see the mother, played with some intensity by Juliette Binoche. She is bereft, a recluse, taking to her bed. Then the phone rings, a call from her son’s girlfriend, Jeanne, played by Lou de Laage. Jeanne has been invited by the son to come to visit. Jeanne has no idea what has happened and continually makes phone calls to him (and in her pleading, we learn about the ups and downs of the relationship).

The wait of the title concerns the mother’s reluctance to tell Jeanne what has happened, the delay leading to even further hesitation, and a dramatic wait that makes it more difficult for her to tell the truth, even as she is warned and advised by Pietro, the older handyman who looks after the estate. Jeanne, having no idea, is dressed cheerfully, communicates cheerfully even as she interiorly anguishes about where her boyfriend is.

What happens is that the mother becomes very friendly with Jeanne, making her meals, accompanying her for walks in the woods, making a special cake, having two young tourists to dinner, preparing an Easter dinner.

The culmination is not what we might have been expecting although Pietro acts in a way that will bring home the truth to Jeanne.

Those who enjoy a contemplative kind of film, where the director indulges in very long pauses, even within conversations, and especially before replies, who focuses in close-up on great detail within rooms, and have the patience to stay with this contemplation, will find an art-house dramatic portrait of two women.


US, 2016, 123 minutes, Colour.
Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbel, Ben Schnetzer, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Ruth Negga, Callum Keith Rennie.
Directed by Duncan Jones.

For the uninitiated, Warcraft sounds like a film about war, obviously, along the lines of such stories as Battleship. And, because it is based on computer games, these audiences may be expecting long sequences of conflict and combat.

Audiences in the know, the great number of fans of the Blizzard Productions, need no introduction. They have played games, seen the television shows, have become familiar with the world of Warcraft, the characters and the struggles. At the end of the press screening (in IMAX and 3 D), and groups sat around during the final credits analysing the carriages and situations there was great enthusiasm about the film and talking with anticipation about sequels.

In many ways it was a pleasure to find that this was a fantasy film in a fantasy world, not so much long, long ago in a distant galaxy but rather long ago in a parallel world.

Of course, this is a film of special effects and CGI, a most impressive: land of the giant Orcs, the contrast with the human world, looking like a mediaeval city and kingdom, the mysterious world of the magic-endowed Guardian and his tower; costumes and decor; and the make up for the creation of the Orcs, giants, teeth tusks, becoming more sinister the more evil they were. There seemed to be no complaints from fans about any of this.

The film opens with the Orcs, in battle with the humans, taking them prisoners. but, the land is arid and the situation, not unlike the opening of Mad Max, Fury Road, with the community in need of fresh water and a home, led by a tyrant, and only magic portal which can open, only when the leader has absorbed the energy from the captive humans, and the Orcs can go through to a new life. The leader of the Orcs is truly ugly and sinister – and continues to behave accordingly. On the other hand, there is Durotan, leader of a clan, his pregnant wife who ultimately gives birth to a son, whom we more than suspect will be a future leader (confirmed towards the end of the film when his mother puts him in a small boat and pushes him to safety on the river, with words that echo those of Marlon Brando’s Jor-el in Superman the Movie, a Moses saviour moment).

Actually, there are many, many references to popular fantasy films which critics may deride as being derivative but which the fans will enjoy identifying and relishing. After all, a good meal depends on an excellent recipe – so, amongst others, audiences will be thinking of The Lord of the Rings, of hobbits and avatars, of Star Wars Creatures, echoes of Star Trek, and prehistoric sagas akin to Conan the Barbarian and other sword and sandal epics as well as parallels with the Knights of the Round Table and an evil Merlin.

Dominic Cooper (rather inexpressive on the whole) is the King who has to face the crisis from the Orcs and the desire to release the humans. Much more vigorous is Travis Fimmel, already at home in televisions The Vikings, who has no difficulty in transition to the leading human warrior, Lothar, expressive, with ingenuity, his young son going into battle. Ben Foster is usually a villain so it is a surprise to find him as the Guardian, Medhiv, a powerful magician who advises the king on strategies – but, his fans will not be surprised to find that he has a sinister side. On the other hand, Ben Schnetzer is Khadgar, a young human with magic powers, a pleasant apprentice kind of personality, who will be the ally of Lothar. And into the mix comes Garona, Paula Patton, part human, part Orc.

In many ways this is comic book and Saturday matinee kind of action and dialogue, with mixture of English and American accents. Some of the battles are huge, CGI thousands, while some of the confrontations between Orcs and humans are in bone-crunching close-up.

It is all a bit bombastic, but that is part of the point – and, it seems, fans have not been disappointed so we can look forward to the next instalment, with Lothar as leader, Khadgar as advisor, and conflict between humans and Orcs into which Garona has been placed in an invidious position.

Nothing to do with content of the film but it is a pity that the father of director, Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) died a few months before the release of the film – his father was David Bowie.


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