Film reviews

I have been writing film reviews since 1989 – primarily, but not exclusively for the Australian Jewish News.  This section of the site includes links to a number of recent and older reviews.  The following lists my reviews (ordered alphabetically) which are available to read on the web.  More reviews to be added progressively.  (Note that this page is not currently up to date and contains a selection of reviews written mostly before 2010;  go to my “film reviews” section to read more recent reviews.)

10 Things I Hate About You (June 25, 1999)

20 Dates (September 3, 1999)

25th Hour (June 6, 2003)

50 First Dates (March 26, 2004)

500 Days of Summer

Adaptation (December 26, 2002)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (September 21, 2001)

Ali G Indahouse (July 18, 2002)

Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams (April 29, 2010) – video review also

And Along Come Tourists (April 23, 2008)

The Band’s Visit (July 7, 2008)

Bee Movie (December 6, 2007)

Black Book (July 12, 2007)

Borat (November 23, 2006)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (April 30, 2009)

Boynton Beach Club (September 7, 2007)

Bridesmaids (June 2011)

Click (June 28, 2006)

The Concert (May 6, 2010) – also a video review

Death Defying Acts (March 31, 2008)

The Debt (November 2011)

Deconstructing Harry (April 17, 1998)

Defiance (May 13, 2009)

The Devil Wears Prada (September 21, 2006)

An Education (November 12, 2009) (link takes you to the online review in the Australian Jewish News website)

Enemy of the State (January 15, 1999)

Fateless (March 3, 2006)

Female Agents (August 11, 2008)

For Your Consideration (January 31, 2007)

Freedom Writers (March 29, 2007)

Friends With Money (August 31, 2006)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (September 24, 2007)

Garden State (November 26, 2004)

German Film Festival in Australia 2010 (21 April 2010)

The Golden Pomegranate (July 2011)

The Good German (March 8, 2007)

The Heartbreak Kid (November 27, 2007)

The History Boys (May 10, 2007)

The Human Stain (March 5, 2004)

I Have Never Forgotten You:  The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (July 27, 2007)

Inglourious Basterds (August 26, 2009)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (August 23, 2007)

I Served the King of England (January 22, 2008)

Israeli Film Festival (AICE), Sydney and Melbourne (August20, 2009), with short reviews ofthe Israeli films Lost Islands, Zruvabavel, Eye Witness – 60 Yearsand 7 Minutes in Heaven.

Jakob the Liar (November 19, 2004)

Julie and Julia (October 6, 2009)

Keeping the Faith (June 2000)

Keeping Up With the Steins (October 26, 2006)

The Kids Are All Right (September 2010)

Knocked Up (July 5, 2007)

The Knowing (April 13, 2009)

Last Chance Harvey (March 18, 2009)

Laurel Canyon (November 2003)

Lebanon (November 2010)

Lemon Tree (October 17, 2008)

Leonard Cohen:  I’m Your Man (January 30, 2007)

Life During Wartime (December 23, 2010)

Life is Beautiful (December 1998)

Live and Become (April 28, 2006)

Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney, including Paper Dolls and Queer Duck (February 16, 2007)

Margot at the Wedding (February 29, 2008)

Mary and Max (April 20, 2009) Also click here to read my updated post on the film.

Max Minsky and Me (April 23, 2008)

Me and Orson Welles (August 10,2010)

The Merchant of Venice (June 25, 2009)

Midnight in Paris (October 2011)

A Mighty Heart (October 18, 2007)

Milk (January 29, 2009)

The Nativity Story (December 11, 2006)

New Year’s Eve (December 2011)

New York, I Love You (May 20, 2010)

Noodle (June 18, 2009) – Israeli film

Ocean’s Thirteen (June 21, 2007)

Oliver Twist (June 22, 2006)

Orchestra Seats (June 7, 2007)

Paper Clips (June 15, 2006) – American documentary

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (October 22, 2009)

Rachel Getting Married (February 16, 2009)

The Reader (March 6, 2009)

The Rebound (April 1, 2010)

Reign Over Me (March 29, 2009)

Rocket Science (July 1, 2010)

The Savages (August 7, 2008)

Sex and the City (June 16, 2008)

Sixty-Six (March 14, 2007)

Sketches of Frank Gehry (October 20, 2006)

Smokin’ Aces (February 16, 2007)

The Squid and the Whale (April 14, 2006)

Superbad (September 28, 2007)

Sydney Film Festival 2011 (June 2011)

Sydney Film Festival article 2009 festival (June 1 2009)

Sydney Film Festival 2008

Sydney Film Festival 2003

Sydney Film Festival 2002

Sydney Film Festival 2001

Sydney Film Festival 2000

Sydney Film Festival 1999

Sydney Film Festival 1998

Taking Woodstock (27 August 2009)

Then She Found Me (May 15, 2008)

Trust the Man (November 3, 2006)

2 Days in Paris (December 24, 2007)

Two for the Money (May 11, 2006)

Un Secret (May 21, 2008) – French

Valkyrie (February 5, 2009)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (October 10, 2010)

Waltz With Bashir (September 12, 2008) – Israeli Oscar-nominated animated documentary on the Lebanon War

We Own the Night (March 20, 2008)

What Just Happened (June 11, 2009)

The White Ribbon (May 10, 2010) – a video review

The Women (October 24, 2008)

The Wrong Man (November 16, 2006)

X-Men: The Last Stand (June 1, 2006)

Wagner and Me (March 10, 2011)

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