The Sapphires Review

Based on a play of the same name, The Sapphires is a spirited but misguided Australian musical feature from director Wayne Blair and writers Tony Briggs and Keith Thomspson. Loosely based on the experiences of Briggs mother and aunt – a postscript reveals that it is very loosely based – the film tells the story … Read more

Short Takes: May 2012

THE RAID: Well executed action & a nicely grounded filmmaking approach. Iko Uwais is the star though. A big step up from MERANTAU too. MOONRISE KINGDOM: Anderson seems to have hit a bit of wall with Moonrise Kingdom. Style continues to be almost opposed to function & there’s nowhere near as much charm as in his previous … Read more