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Film Review: Farewell My Queen

Film Review: Farewell My Queen

| 31 May , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Benoît Jacquot Screenplay by: Benoît Jacquot and Chantal Thomas Starring: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois and Noémie Lvovsky Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 Based on the novel by Chantal Thomas, Farewell, My Queen is set in the Palace of Versailles. It is 1789 and the eve of the French Revolution. These […]

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Film Review: The Paperboy

Film Review: The Paperboy

| 1 March , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Lee Daniels (Precious) Starring: Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer), Zac Efron (The Lucky One), John Cusack (Grace is Gone), Macy Gray (For Colored Girls) and David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5/5 The Paperboy is a dark and disturbing film based on the […]

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Film Review: Amour

Film Review: Amour

| 28 February , 2013 | Reply

Written and Directed by: Michael Haneke Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert Sassi’s Star Rating: 4/5 Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning Amour is an important film that offers much more than a portrait of what it means to age in our modern world. As its title suggests it is about the intensity of the […]

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Film Review: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away

Film Review: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away

| 21 February , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Andrew Adamson Written by:  Andrew Adamson Starring: Igor Zaripov and Erica Kathleen Linz Sassi’s Star Rating: 2/5 When I first heard that the amazing Cirque Du Soleil was making a 3D movie I was excited. I imagined the vast potential of a film interpretation of the work of this innovative performance troupe. Visionary […]

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Film Review: Safe Haven

Film Review: Safe Haven

| 14 February , 2013 | 1 Reply

Directed by: Lasse Hallström Written by: Nicholas Sparks (novel), Leslie Bohem (screenplay) and Dana Stevens (screenplay) Starring: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders, Mimi Kirkland, Noah Lomax Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 Nicholas Sparks’ fans- get excited! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, another romantic offering from the author of The Notebook, Dear John, and The Lucky […]

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Film Review: Lincoln

Film Review: Lincoln

| 8 February , 2013 | Reply

  Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, and adapted by Tony Kushner, is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis provides a masterful interpretation of President Lincoln’s determination and courage. He […]

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Film Review: Life of Pi

Film Review: Life of Pi

| 1 January , 2013 | Reply

Written by: David Magee (screenplay), Yann Martel (novel) Directed by: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5 Life of Pi is the film adaptation of the Booker prize-winning novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. We meet Pi Patel at the beginning of the film, and we learn […]

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On The Red Carpet with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe for the Premiere of Les Miserables, Sydney

On The Red Carpet with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe for the Premiere of Les Miserables, Sydney

| 22 December , 2012 | Reply

The Premiere of the Les Misérables film took place at The State Theatre, Sydney last night (Friday December 21st). Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe walked a red carpet that stretched the length of Pitt Street Mall, the longest ever in Australian film history. The epic musical signals the first time the actors have appeared together […]

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Film Review: Liberal Arts

Film Review: Liberal Arts

| 13 December , 2012 | Reply

Written and Directed by: Josh Radnor Starring: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney and Zak Efron Sassi’s Star Rating:4/5 Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) is bookish, 35, and disillusioned about the path his life has taken. His job in New York and his latest relationship failure do not reconcile with the future he had […]

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Movie Review: Celeste & Jesse Forever

Movie Review: Celeste & Jesse Forever

| 29 November , 2012 | Reply

Written by: Rashida Jones, Will McCormack Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger Starring: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 This breakaway story asks the question “do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) have been best friends since 5th grade. They also […]

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Film Review: The Sessions

Film Review: The Sessions

| 8 November , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Ben Lewin Written by: Ben Lewin Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H Macy Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5 The Sessions is based on the true story of Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes), a journalist, poet and polio survivor with a penchant for vintage shirts. He is confined to an iron lung for hours a […]

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