Craig Mathieson This internet-age horror movie is curiously inert.
Plenty to pique the interest
Sandra Hall Olivier Assayas' film ends on an enigmatic note but there's so much to enjoy and beguile en route that it hardly matters.
Craig Mathieson A new film about Kurt Cobain is a reminder that artistic genius defies comprehension.
Jake Wilson Technology wreaks terror in this ingenious teen slasher film that plays out onscreen.
Jake Wilson When does culture-clash comedy shade into racism? The tale of a "quirky" Japanese woman chasing her dream in Minnesota raises the question.
Shameless crowd pleaser
Jake Wilson Given that the script for Stephen Daldry's film was written by Richard Curtis of Love Actually fame, it's not surprising Trash is a shameless crowd-pleaser.
One to watch
Jake Wilson Despite its flaws, this Australian feature exposing the dark side of a cult announces director Nick Matthews as a filmmaker of some promise.
Sandra Hall A devastating coming-of-age made Vera Brittain a writer.
Craig Mathieson Joss Whedon mixes drily witty banter, fanboy-friendly action and mythic emotion into sturdy, supple blockbusters.
Offbeat but empathetic
Craig Mathieson Japanese films about mysterious video tape usually involve horrible deaths, but this drama spills no blood.
Jake Wilson A curious film that promises to explore some edgy territory but instead plays it safe - and, at times, a little incompetently.
WWI in focus
Paul Byrnes Vera Brittain's World War I memoir comes to vivid, masterful life with newcomer Alicia Vikander at its centre.
Street writing man
Banksy Does New York review: Fast and furious documentary charts elusive street artist's New York residency
Philippa Hawker This documentary captures the frenzy and confusion around a month-long 'residency' by the street artist in New York in 2013.
Jake Wilson The latest big-budget blockbuster for Marvel could signify the start of a new era - of diminishing returns.
Mediocrity at its best
Jake Wilson Kevin James' everyman security guard is a buoyant sadsack, like one of those punching-bag dolls you can't knock over.
A story for the ages
Sandra Hall This fairytale about a woman who can't stop being young plays like a cautionary tale for the Botox generation.
Mind the gap
Craig Mathieson A comedy about the generation gap that's filled with wit, envy and not a little compassion.
Hitting the high notes
Sandra Hall There are some false notes in Francois Girard's film, but the glorious singing covers up a multitude of sins.
Paul Byrnes A ripped Sean Penn can't elevate this senior citizen's action film above the mundane.
While We're Young review: Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts chase their youth in Baumbach's latest comic winner
Paul Byrnes Noah Baumbach's demolition of the generation coming up behind his own is comprehensive.