The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (M) ? ? ?

DOCUMENTARY maker Morgan Spurlock takes a look behind the curtain of the world of advertising in his new film “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”. Spurlock...

Jane Eyre (M) ? ? ½

SINCE Charlotte Bronte put pen to paper in the 1800s, the novel “Jane Eyre” has been dissected by critics and hailed a classic. Meanwhile, high...

Red Dog (PG) ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Cameron Williams “RED Dog” is undoubtedly the best locally-produced film of the year. A stray kelpie-cattle dog cross, wanders into the mining town of...

Senna (M) ★ ★ ★ ½

Reviewed by Cameron Williams FORMULA 1 drivers push the boundaries of human skill and mechanical excellence, and the latest documentary “Senna” shines the spotlight on...

Green Lantern (M) ★ ½

Reviewed by Cameron Williams IN recent years, the superhero genre has hit its stride with the likes of “The Dark Knight” and “Iron Man”, but...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Cameron Williams “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a prequel to “Planet of the Apes” – a B-grade science fiction film...

The Beaver ?

Reviewed by Cameron Williams WALTER (Mel Gibson) is depressed. His wife Meredith (Jodie Foster) tries to connect with him, while his teenage son Porter (Anton...

Captain America: The First Avenger ? ? ? ?

Reviewed by Cameron Williams STEVE Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to join the army during World War 11, but is deemed unfit for service. His chance comes...

Monica shoots for the stars

Canberra has a movie industry? It sure does! FREYLA FERGUSON discovers the quiet successes of ScreenACT TWO years ago, film producer Monica Penders was living...

Hanna (M) ? ? ?

FOR director Joe Wright, writers Seth Lochhead and David Farr have confected a screenplay combining scientific fantasy, a teenaged secret agent, a bunch of...

“Big Mama’s Boy” (PG) no stars

I’LL never know nor care how director Franco di Chiera and co-writer Frank Lotito brought their little one-gag Aussie movie to its end. It’s their...

“The Conspirator” (M) ★ ★ ★

ROBERT Redford’s film telling the story of Mary Surratt’s trial and eventual execution has some resonance with 21st century proposals for the trial of...

“Larry Crowne” (M) ★ ★ ★

LOOK at Tom Hanks. Doesn’t that guileless, open, uncomplicated face bespeak warmth, dignity, honesty, diligence? Sure, he can play bad guy with the best, but Larry...

“Bad Teacher” (MA) ? ?

I NEVER expected to see Cameron Diaz looking unattractive but she does in Jake Kasdan’s discordant hymn to bad taste playing Elizabeth, employed as...

“Beautiful Lies”(M) ★ ★ ½

THE news that in her early sixties, after 94 titles and eight awards, French actress Nathalie Baye plays a principal character in Pierre Salvadori’s...

Not-so-wild about Harry

“Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows part 2” ? “DEATHLY Hallows Part 2” takes 130 minutes to unroll, including closing credits but not a...

“From Time To Time” (PG) ★ ★ ★ ½

BETWEEN 1954 and 1976, Lucy M Boston set six spooky novels for children in the fictional country house that she called Green Knowe. The...

Arabic revolution and romance

• FEATURING revolution, romance and stark reality, the Arab Film Festival is in Canberra until July 21 at the Arc Cinema. Settings...

“Mr Popper’s Penguins” (G) ★ ★

AMBITIOUS property developer Tom Popper (Jim Carrey) lives apart from his wife and children. Tom’s globe-trotting mariner father sends him six penguins. Tom converts...

“The Tree of Life” (PG) ? ? ? ?

Much of Terrence Malick’s visit to a small Texas town during the 1950s also lacks plot, defined structure and scripted dialogue. Reminding ...

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