Movie Reviews

J-Wire is proud to work in conjunction with world-renowned film reviewer James Berardinelli…

James writes from the U.S.

His top rating for a movie is ****

Visit his site, Reelviews, for well-informed and well-written archived movie reviews and for trailers for movies ahead of release

Contraband   **   Feb 2012

Killer Elite   **+   Feb 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close   ***+   Feb 2012

This Means War   **+   Feb 2012

The Grey  ***   Feb 2012

My Week with Marilyn *** Feb 2012

Shame   **** Feb 2012

Abduction   *   Jan 2012

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ***   Jan 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo **** Jan 2012

Young Adult **+  Jan 2012

The Descendants ***+  Jan 2012

Hugo ***+  Jan 2012

The Muppets  *** Jan 2012

The Crow’s Egg (Kakka Muttai) – a film review by Roz Tarszisz

November 19, 2015 by  

Watching this film from writer and director M. Manikandan, it occurred to me that while the story is particular to India, it also demonstrates many points of similarity to the world we live in.   [Read more]

He Named Me Malala – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 11, 2015 by  

After the Taliban tried to kill her in 2012 Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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JIFF off to a stirring start

October 29, 2015 by  

The Jewish International Film Festival has got to a rip-roaring start with a sell-out crowd attending the opening screening in Sydney last night.

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Burnt – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 21, 2015 by  

Serious chefs have lent their skills and advice to this outing from director John Wells (Love and Mercy). [Read more]

Bridge of Spies – a movie review by James Berardinelli

With names like Spielberg, Hanks, and the Coen Brothers, it’s hard not to be excited about a project like Bridge of Spies. [Read more]

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