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

SIGNIS film 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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