Star Trek: into darkness
Captain Kirk leads a deadly manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As the heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices will be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Posted on 2013 May 19
The Other Son
The story contemplates what if the son raised by a Jewish family was an Arab by birth? And what if a Palestinian family's adored youngest boy was Jewish?
Posted on 2013 May 13
Distrust and presumption of guilt overtakes logic and the boundaries of civil behaviour.
Posted on 2013 May 02
Based on true events, the film begins with the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 in retaliation for the U.S. providing refuge for the recently deposed Shah. Six U.S. workers escape and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador and the other U.S. workers are held hostage in the Embassy. The US State Department begins to explore options for rescuing them from Iran.
Posted on 2013 Mar 31
This is a grand, poignant and very long drama that focuses on Lincoln’s tumultuous final 4 months in office in 1865. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.
Posted on 2013 Feb 06
Silver Linings Playbook (*8 Oscar nominations)
Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jackie Weaver) and father (Robert De Niro) after spending eight months is a state institution.
Posted on 2013 Feb 06
Life of Pi
The film is about a 16-year old boy named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel. When Pi is 16, his father decides to close the zoo he runs in Pondicherry and move the family to Canada, planning to sell the zoo animals to ensure a good future for his children.
Posted on 2013 Jan 11
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les MisÚrables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Posted on 2013 Jan 05
Quartet is a wickedly comic film about redefining old age and growing old with hope; demonstrating how art illuminates life and the human spirit remains undimmed even as the brightest stars start to fade.
Posted on 2013 Jan 01
Based on a true story, The Sapphires celebrates youthful emotion, family, community, love and respect - and music. It is a testament to resilience, spiritedness and strength.
Posted on 2012 Aug 23
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
Posted on 2012 Apr 09
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games as been described an American equivalent of Harry Potter, a story of a teen searching for meaning in a chaotic and threatening society.
Posted on 2012 Apr 03
The Iron Lady
The film depicts former British PM Margaret Thatcher (portrayed brilliantly by Meryl Streep), from her teenage years as a shopkeeper’s daughter to her retirement years. It is a surprisingly intimate and compassionate portrait of a complex woman who ‘broke the glass ceiling’ and the barriers of gender and class to take on leadership in a male-dominated world.
Posted on 2012 Jan 17
The Ides of March
The movie traces the experiences of the Junior Campaign Manager, a "true believer" who believes Morris is the only one who can make a positive difference to the future of the country. He gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail where everyone gets "played".
Posted on 2011 Dec 07
Red State (MA 15+)
Red State unfolds in a small town in middle America dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper who holds extreme homophobic and anti-government views.
Posted on 2011 Oct 31
The Cup (PG)
A simple, respectful heartwarming and inspirational true story of Damien Oliver’s win on Irish horse Media Puzzle in the Melbourne Cup. Australians know the outcome of this week of turmoil, and Oliver’s win in 2002 captivated the nation. It has long since passed into Australian sporting legend.
Posted on 2011 Oct 20
Oranges and Sunshine
Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom – up to 130,000 children as late as 1970. It was a dirty secret shared by the Governments of UK, Canada and Australia.
Posted on 2011 May 25
Get Low (M)
Get Low. A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Pathos and comedy intertwined.
Posted on 2011 May 20
Griff the Invisible (M)
Griff the Invisible is fresh, imaginative and original, owing more to the feel of a movie like Lars and the Real Girl than the super-hero genre. It is a debut feature film by writer / director Leon Ford. Griff the Invisible is fresh from international rave reviews and accolades from the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals.
Posted on 2011 Mar 20
The King's Speech
Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. The film stars Colin Firth as King George VI who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice. . . .
Posted on 2011 Jan 03
Wall Street: Money never sleeps (M)
Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the corporate raider introduced in Wall Street in 1987 along with his iconic "Greed is good, greed is right, greed works" mantra, is back in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Posted on 2010 Sep 28