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Okay expectations – Mr. Pip review

By Simon Miraudo November 4, 2013 Mr. Pip is your typical, middle-of-the-road family film, until, without warning, it very suddenly isn’t. Family films shouldn’t do anything without warning, except delight. Ending with a climactic, seemingly endless sequence of bodily mutilation is right out. But not for writer-director Andrew Adamson, who leaves the world of Shrek […]

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What goes around – Runner Runner review

By Simon Miraudo September 26, 2013 Runner Runner marks a momentous occasion: the handing of the ‘generic, handsome actor’ baton from Ben Affleck to Justin Timberlake. (A similar thing happened in 2003’s Welcome to the Jungle, when outgoing, big-screen heavy Arnold Schwarzenegger told burgeoning big guy Dwayne Johnson, “Have fun.”) There will be no parade […]

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Murder capitals – The ABCs of Death review

By Simon Miraudo June 7, 2013 Pick a letter, any letter. And now contemplate your mortality. Producers Ant Timpson and Tim League (of the infamous Drafthouse cinema chain) asked this of 26 filmmakers, who each submitted a short film for their compendium The ABCs of Death. The resulting compilation is thus a nightmarish, psychoanalytic bear […]

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Play It Again: Heaven Can Wait

Play It Again: Heaven Can Wait. By Jess Lomas. Play It Again is a weekly feature in which classic-film connoisseur Jess Lomas revisits a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up … or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously […]

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The burden of the body – The Human Resources Manager review

The Human Resources Manager – Starring Mark Ivanir, Noah Silver and Guri Alfi. Directed by Eran Riklis. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The Human Resources Manager plays the Perth International Arts Festival from April 4 to April 17. Click here for more details. The burial process of the ancient Egyptians was unimaginably finicky. They believed […]

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