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

Florence Foster Jenkins – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 28, 2016 by  

It must have been hard work for Meryl Streep to learn to sing off-key.  [Read more]

Marguerite – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 15, 2016 by  

Perhaps it is coincidence the heroine of this movie shares her name with Margaret Dumont, the woman who was the “straight man” in several Marx Brothers comedies and the oblivious butt of many jokes.

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Wide Open Sky – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 11, 2016 by  

Think big, dream wide is the maxim of Moorambilla Voices.  Michelle Leonard, founder and Artistic Director of the choir, is just the woman to bring dreams to life.

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Sherpa – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

March 29, 2016 by  

It should be peaceful at Base Camp, Mount Everest with all that  clean air, dazzling white snow and towering peaks. But in the short climbing season, it is so crowded up there, it’s more like Bondi Beach on Boxing Day, but with parkas.

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Rams – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

March 24, 2016 by  

Sheep have never figured much in my life. Yet in the past month I have read and discussed a book about sheep farming at my book club*, spent time considering Tom Roberts famous painting of sheep shearers and taken in this film. I will try, although not too hard, to avoid any woolly thinking.

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