Chappie

Chappie Director: Neill Blomkamp Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel Year Released: 2015 Rating: 4.0/5 Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley do it right once again in their latest outing, Chappie. With Johannesburg, South Africa once again the setting of a near-future morality tale, we see a now familiar Joburg serving as the epicentre for a global …

American Sniper

American Sniper Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Year Released: 2014 Rating: 3.0/5 Based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, American Sniper is a war drama film by director Clint Eastwood and writer Jason Hall. Chief Petty Office Christopher Kyle was shot …

The Babadook

The Babadook Director: Jennifer Kent Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman Year Released: 2014 Rating: 4.0/5 From her own screenplay, Jennifer Kent creates a modern masterpiece of the horror/thriller genre in her movie The Babadook. Filmed in Australia, The Babdook shows us what a low budget but well crafted film can bring to the screen when …

Mall

Mall Director: Joe Hahn Stars: Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Stormare, Gina Gershon and Cameron Monaghan Year Released: 2014 Rating: 3.5/5 Based on the 2002 novel by Eric Bogosian, Mall marks Linkin Park turntablist, producer and frequent music video director Joe Hahn’s first foray in the realm of feature films. The story really follows Jess, played by Peter …

Lucy

Lucy Director: Luc Besson Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi Year Released: 2014 Rating: 4/5 In what I can only describe as Luc Besson’s most intellectually ambitious project since The Fifth Element; Lucy is a cerebral mind-fuck that you cannot fully appreciate unless you accept the sci-fi aspects of the story and your own …

The Hunter

The Hunter Director: Daniel Netthiem Stars: Willem Dafoe, Mrogana Davies, Sam Neill Year Released: 2011 Rating: 2/5 The Hunter revolves around Martin David (Willem Dafoe) as he searches for a Tasmanian Tiger in the wilderness of, where else but Tasmania. All the while he is developing feelings for his hostess and her small children. I am …