Housebound (2014)

Kylie (Morgana O’Reilly) is a troublemaker and thrill-seeker. Her latest stunt is to steal the safe from an ATM. When she gets caught, the judge sentences her to house arrest at her mother’s house, where she grew up. Kylie doesn’t get along with her mother (Rima Te Wiata) or her step-father (Cameron Rhodes), and staying … More Housebound (2014)

Period film: Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) has inherited a farm from her uncle. Independent and fiercely determined, Bathsheba will do anything it takes to not only keep the farm in working order, but restore it to its former glory. But as a woman in Victorian England, Bathsheba is expected to do more than just farm her uncle’s … More Period film: Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Remaking the Classics: Cinderella (2015)

This review is part of a new once-in-a-while series, Remaking the Classics, where I’ll be doing full reviews of films that are remakes of classic-era releases and discussing how they differ from their predecessors. We kick off the series with a review of the live-action Cinderella, released earlier this year. A wicked stepmother, a fairy … More Remaking the Classics: Cinderella (2015)

Le tableau (2011)

Note: I am reviewing this film in full even though it’s a modern film, because I have a goal to watch more animated films. Reviewing them will give me incentive to watch more of them, haha! As a bonus (and on a somewhat unrelated sidenote), this is a French film, contributing to my goal of … More Le tableau (2011)

Period film: The Awakening (2011)

Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is famous throughout England for her skepticism. For a living she exposes scams, debunks hoaxes and generally shoots down anything remotely paranormal by finding evidence that it’s all the work of con artists. Robert Mallory (Dominic West) comes to Florence one day, telling her that a headmaster of a school in the country … More Period film: The Awakening (2011)

Take Me Home (2011)

Thom is a struggling-for-work photographer who, after another failed interview, returns to his apartment to find his landlord clearing it out and tossing all of his belongings into the hall. With no more photography gigs on the horizon and now no apartment to sleep in, Thom turns to his second job — as an unlicensed … More Take Me Home (2011)