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“Nobody’s perfect.” A Valentine’s guide for laughers, criers, sceptics, and freaky-deakies.

By Simon Miraudo February 12, 2014 Valentine’s Day is coming, and with it, the annual amount of punishing pressure, nervous anticipation, and flop sweat. “It’s too hard! What do I buy? Where do we go?” Look, I sympathise, which is why I’ve gone ahead and selected twenty safe movies (all sub-categorised) to help the decision-making […]

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Don’t hate the player – Don Jon review

By Simon Miraudo February 11, 2014 In Don Jon, the feature directorial debut of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the first to be released under his Hit Record label, a twenty-something New Jersey native must choose between his all-consuming internet porn addiction and a functional relationship with another human being. Gordon-Levitt plays the title character, whilst […]

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New York Stories: Don Jon / Parkland / We Are What We Are

By Glenn Dunks October 8, 2013 The Manhattan Report: Having moved to America from Australia some six months ago, I’ve missed film festivals on every corner of my home country. It hasn’t so much been the movies I have missed, but the communal atmosphere they foster through red-eyed early mornings and red-wined late evenings. However, […]

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Trailer Debut: Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a porn-obsessed body builder who must choose between his predilection for adult videos and a new girlfriend, played by Scarlett Johansson, in Don Jon. The trailer for Gordon-Levitt’s feature directorial debut plays up the comedic aspects of the premise, which is smart, because taking that conflict even a little seriously would be a […]

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