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  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Aug, 2011

    A great documentary is one that draws attention away from the filmmaking and allows the audience to be transported into the world of its subject. 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' is one such documentary. It left me simply awed at the beauty & art of sushi-making craft and the passion & lifelong commitment of these marvelous chefs. To sum it up, I found myself leaving the cinema drooling, majorly craving sushi, and resolving to set aside money to one day dine at Jiro's restaurant in Japan.

  • John Carter

    John Carter 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2012

    One of the best films of 2012. To summarize this movie in two words: amazing storytelling.

  • Beginners

    Beginners 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Mar, 2012

    Definitely not your typical, mainstream film. Ewan McGregor is in one of his more emotive roles ever, reminiscent of Will Smith in Seven Pounds. One thing I really loved about it was the use of doodles and archival photographs and its almost doco-style meta storytelling, which is perfectly apt when dealing with death. Of course, tongues were clicking all about during the scenes with men kissing; it didn't help that I was watching it in a cinema full of senior…

  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    Those who appreciate a good book and a good story, those who write, those who makes music, those who create art, will probably enjoy this film. Lovely, quaint, charming, and a rather truthful reflection of anyone who draws inspiration from other artists.

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Mar, 2012

    Apart from being way too draggy at certain points, the film has a pretty comfortable pacing. I really liked how it isn't over-the-top with graphics, and that Katniss isn't your typical female protagonist. This film gets my nod of approval, though the hype of its release doesn't. I look forward to the sequels.

  • Newsfront

    Newsfront 1978

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Mar, 2012

    This 1978 film totally changed my perception of Australian cinema. There was a rather interesting use of black & white and colour footage and some really beautiful shots. A tasteful epic about Australia's history and the changes that took place, both in the country and in the lives of fictional newsreel reporters, between 1948 and 1956.