Film Review: Life of Pi (20th Century Fox; 2012)

BY PETER MCLOUGHLIN Ang Lee’s latest film, Life of Pi, re-positions him as a film-maker of real significance. I haven’t read the novel – though the conclusion is precise enough to assume that the ultimate point of the novel is accurately conveyed – and I deliberately didn’t watch previews or read any of the hype.Continue reading “Film Review: Life of Pi (20th Century Fox; 2012)”

Film Review: The Oranges (ATO Pictures; 2012)

BY MATTHEW LAW It really is painfully annoying when the likes of Allison Janney and Hugh Laurie, two actors who could pretty much be in any film they desired, end up in a production as average as The Oranges. The film tells the story of the Walling and Ostroff families, who are neighbours and bestContinue reading “Film Review: The Oranges (ATO Pictures; 2012)”

Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros. 2012)

BY PETER MCLOUGHLIN The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is an excellent fantasy spectacle. There are slight issues with length and script, and the frame rate and 3D are not as effective as they should be, but thanks to the effort of the studio – the care, craft and love in its production is evident throughoutContinue reading “Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros. 2012)”

Arts Feature: Upcoming Films You Don’t Want to Miss

BY STEVEN ARMOUR Check the Movie House website for further information on the following upcoming releases. The Impossible (2nd January): Most of us are likely to remember that fateful day in 2004, when tragic news spread across the world that a catastrophic tsunami had devastated most of Southern Asia. The Impossible tells the horrifying trueContinue reading “Arts Feature: Upcoming Films You Don’t Want to Miss”