by Jo Johnstone
Hide Your Smiling Faces falls under the coming of age genre that will always resonate for audiences. Whether you watch with a sense of past nostalgia or current sympathy, its an eternal genre. With this first time directors début, Hide Your Smiling Faces, you get an atmospheric and stylishy realistic youth encounter. Sadly, the films lack of story makes it fall short of its beautiful cinematography and talented young cast.
by Hayley Charlesworth
In the past few decades, Australian actress Toni Collette has proved herself as one of the country’s most versatile actresses and successful exports. Considered by some as a queen of accents, and with a sizeable, varied string of hits behind her, we’re here to celebrate some of her greatest hits for the week's release of A Long Way Down These are the essentials of These are the Essentials of Toni Collette’s career so far.
by Melissa Haggar
“Not another Marvel movie!” “There’s no way it can be better than Avengers Assemble!” “Who even are the Guardians of the Galaxy, anyway?”
Allow me to stop you right there. These are some phrases that have unsurprisingly been chucked around amidst a sea of anticipation for Marvel’s latest cinematic venture; Guardians of the Galaxy. But before you begin to ask yourself whether anything can top the last ‘team of superheroes’ movie (or indeed re-enact a hulk/Loki throw-down to signify that your preferred Marvel movie will always reign supreme), I ask you to discard all preconceptions and delve into a film where fun can truly be had, and the sarcastic and witty rule with an iron fist (and silly dancing). Guardians of the Galaxy may be the best Marvel film to date that features character that most non-comic book lovers will have never heard of.
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