Culture, Film

Raviv’s Revelation Review 2017: Lazybones

Life is unpredictable and everyone has their own problems to solve. Lazy Bones is an Australian film directed by Michael Jones. Lazy Bones explores the life of main-character Ben who is an aspiring stand-up comedian and also works as an Uber driver. The thing I liked about this film is the relatability and authenticity of… Continue reading Raviv’s Revelation Review 2017: Lazybones

Culture, Film

Raviv’s Revelation Review 2017: Baxter and Me

  Dogs are a man’s best friend. And a woman’s best friend. This film follows the journey of director Gillian Leahy, as she faces many adversities throughout her life. The film explores and reflects Leahy's relationships Leahy shares with her present and past, four legged friends. I like how the film explores the intimate relationship between Leahy… Continue reading Raviv’s Revelation Review 2017: Baxter and Me

Culture, Film

Raviv’s Revelation Reviews 2017: Becoming Bond

James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in the world of literature and pop culture. Originally being a series of books written by Ian Fleming, it has turned into a series of films where many actors play the role of Bond. One of those actors is an Australian model called George Lazenby. This… Continue reading Raviv’s Revelation Reviews 2017: Becoming Bond

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[REVIEW] Captain America: Civil War

By Clinton Little If we’re talking about dumb shiny action movies, it doesn’t get much shinier or dumber than Marvel Comics Avenger Universe and if you’re looking for 2 & ½ hours of spandex clad fisticuffs, explosions and poorly exposited superpowers then the third instalment of the current Captain America franchise will hit the mark… Continue reading [REVIEW] Captain America: Civil War

Film

[REVIEW] Advanced Style

By Cecilia Allen Dismiss any conventional ideas you have about beauty, style, fashion and aging in Advanced Style. Director Lina Plioplyte and street photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s warm-hearted documentary showcases an array of New York women who express themselves through their proud and unique individualistic styles. Ranging in age from 60 through to 90 and… Continue reading [REVIEW] Advanced Style

Culture, Film

[REVIEW] The Double

There have been many films about doppelgängers in the past yet here it doesn’t feel like it is being used as a gimmick. This fresh and original take on the subject is mainly due to Eisenberg’s performance and the way Ayoade skillfully frames his shots to provide a sense of claustrophobia and to document the intense feelings of neuroticism that Simon experiences. Eisenberg brilliantly pulls off the tricky task of playing two separate characters who manage to both be pretty unlikable but still utterly absorbing. Whether I was cringing at Simon’s telescopic spying, a la Rear Window, or cursing James’ ill intentions, I found myself holding my breath and waiting for the inevitable downfall of Simon or James. Eisenberg delivers a convincing, if unnerving, performance that shines, particularly when Simon starts to spin out of control.