Posts tagged with "3.5 stars"

Inspired by an actual teacher, film-maker Christopher Zalla’s blast of sunshine leans heavily on earnest overdrive.

The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan (‘Les Trois Mousquetaires: D’Artagnan’)
The umpteenth adaptation of an 180-year-old classic is rife with machismo writ large.

The Black Guelph
Less a passive viewing experience than a thumping run of body blows.

Riceboy Sleeps
After quietly assembling the building blocks of a cultural displacement drawn partly from his past, writer-director Anthony Shim gets going with a wrecking ball.

Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Beaulieu is a petite child in a lion’s party den.

Coup de Chance
A stylish cast puts hanky-panky through its paces with a lightness of touch that spells Monsieur Woody Allen in any language.

Master Gardener
As a horticulturalist with a pervasive past in film-maker Paul Schrader’s lesson in ethics, Joel Edgerton is so reined-in his every breath seems considered.

Caravaggio’s Shadow (‘L’Ombra di Caravaggio’)
For the painter Caravaggio, art is a fiery way of life in these creatively licensed 1600s.

Sugar and Stars (‘À la Belle Etoile’)
If desserts are your favourite dish, this is one course you won’t want to miss.

The Ordinaries
Art-as-life is the proving ground of first-time director Sophie Linnenbaum's quirky German fable.

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