Michael Caine

Film Review: Best Sellers is a safe, easy read lightly boosted by the odd-couple pairing of Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza

November 25, 2021

Look, I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but it’s precisely what one will do with Best Sellers, a cliched dramedy that nudges every narrative beat you expect, only mildly saved by the odd-couple pairing of Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza; his cantankerousness at odds with her more manic downtrodden-ness. […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see Michael Caine in Best Sellers

November 9, 2021

Thanks to Rialto Distribution we have 10 double passes (Admit 2) to give away for the upcoming release of Best Sellers, starring Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza, set for release in Australian cinemas from November 25th, 2021. Lucy Stanbridge has inherited her father’s publishing house, but the ambitious would-be editor has nearly sunk it with […]

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Film Review: Twist is a missed opportunity that wastes its impressive cast in the process

April 28, 2021

The teen-centric, modernised adaptation of classic literature is a road travelled before throughout cinema.  Jane Austen’s Emma was revamped for the Valley girl-focused Clueless; Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew was the basis for Heath Ledger’s taming of Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You, and, however surprising it may be, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark […]

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Film Review: Tenet is an ambitious, visually stunning, inherently interesting, mind-numbingly confusing tale

August 22, 2020

There’s a scene relatively early in Christopher Nolan‘s ambitious time-bending actioner Tenet where Clemence Poesey is explaining to John David Washington‘s confused character – known only as The Protagonist – about the supposed science behind his forthcoming operation; “Don’t try to understand it” she assuredly states. And it’s that advice that audiences best take when […]

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Film Review: Going In Style (USA, 2017) Doesn’t Quite Land, Even If It Looks Good

April 19, 2017

In some ways, it feels like Zach Braff’s involvement with Going In Style is the most interesting thing about it. Braff, now almost a decade after his tenure on Scrubs, hasn’t exactly had a perfect hit rate on the big screen. It’s not that he’s not an untalented filmmaker, it’s just his previous movies have […]

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Zach Braff puts Freeman, Arkin and Caine to work in new Going in Style trailer

December 20, 2016

Scrubs star Zach Braff newest film on the other side of the camera is a humorous heist romp starring some veterans in the acting game. When friends Willy (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) have their pensions cut, the trio put in motion a plan to rob a bank. The film is a […]

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DVD Review: Youth (MA15+) (Italy, 2015)

April 27, 2016

A film that manages to be both reserved yet personal, Youth is a realistically surreal film experience existing on its own plane thanks to the brave direction from Paolo Sorrentino.  Gorgeous imagery and a restful pulse compliment the stunning, oft self-indulgent performances from an excellent cast of performers all masters at their craft. Set in […]

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Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan team up together (again) for Dunkirk

April 8, 2016

It’s been confirmed that Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan will be teaming up together again for a new  World War II action-thriller Dunkirk. While Murphy has received substantial screen time in Batman Begins and Inception, his work in the other two Dark Knight trilogies have essentially been cameos. Hopefully his appearance in Dunkirk will lean towards […]

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Film Review: Youth (USA, 2015)

December 21, 2015

Visionary Director Paolo Sorrentino gives us one of his most universally appealing and accessible works to date with Youth, calling upon the ageless talents of Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel and a scene-stealing Rachel Weisz, to deliver a fascinating, surreal – almost absurd – exploration of legacy, loss, wisdom, memory, and cynicism. Set exclusively in […]

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