Wildlife: Film Review

I loved Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan‘s previous joint effort Ruby Sparks so I had high hopes for Wildlife, which is Dano’s directorial debut starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. It is an assured debut which looked beautiful and had some great ideas, but it was a bit too slow for my tastes.

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The Butterfly Tree: Film Review

I haven’t seen Melissa George in anything for quite a while so it was lovely to see her back on my screen playing a mysterious, beguiling and vulnerable character named Evelyn in The Butterfly Tree.

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Better Watch Out: Film Review

Better Watch Out, which is also known as Safe Neighbourhood in some territories, is another stab at the Christmas horror market. It is not at all what I expected and that puts it a cut above some of the other films within the genre.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Film Review

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Just from the ridiculous title, I had a distinct feeling that this was going to be terrible and I almost turned down an invitation to see it. However, I must own up – I actually enjoyed this quite a bit. It is cheesy and clichéd (of course) but it makes you feel good and is a perfect family film.

Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are the heads of the Cooper family. Everything seems to be fine for them and they have a positive outlook on life, except for Alexander (Ed Oxenbould). He thinks most days suck and he wishes his parents and siblings Anthony (Dylan Minnette) and Emily (Kerris Dorsey) would just have a bad day for once. His wish comes true and hilarity ensues.

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