2012 Reviews

I have moved some of the Australian 2012 releases over to the 2011 list, because they received an official U.S release last year. So if you're looking for Hugo, The Descendants, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Young Adult, The Artist, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Shame or A Separation for example - they are amongst the 2011 reviews. Any official 2012 releases before March, and every review from March 1 will appear here.


FFF = French Film Festival, SFF = Sydney Film Festival, SPFF = Spanish Film Festival, PWCFF = Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival, MIFF = Melbourne International Film Festival, KOFFIA = Korean Film Festival in Australia, LIFF = Lavazza Italian Film Festival, SUFF = Sydney Underground Film Festival, RAFF = Reel Anime Film Festival, JIFF = Jewish International Film Festival, JFF = Japanese Film Festival.


Holy Motors
Holy Motors (Critical Analysis)
The Imposter (MIFF)
The Master (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Monsieur Lazhar


Undefeated (SFF)
Oslo, August 31st (MIFF)
This Must Be The Place
From Up On Poppy Hill 
Caesar Must Die (SFF/LIFF)
Argo (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Amour (SFF)
Bleak Night (KOFFIA)
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Moonrise Kingdom
Searching For Sugar Man
Indie Game: The Movie (PWCFF)
Berberian Sound Studio (MIFF/SUFF)
The Raid

Your Sister's Sister
Wrinkles (SPFF)
The Hunt (MIFF)




The Grey
The Cabin in the Woods 
Cafe De Flore

The Sessions (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Killing Them Softly
The Intouchables (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Celeste and Jesse Forever (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Smashed (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Skyfall (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Rust and Bone (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Like Someone in Love (Graffiti With Punctuation) 
Robot and Frank
A Royal Affair
Killer Joe
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises 
Liberal Arts 
First Position (MIFF)
The Angels' Share 
Wish You Were Here
Le Havre
I Wish (Graffiti With Punctuation) 
The Way
Ruby Sparks 
Terraferma (LIFF)
Neighbouring Sounds (SFF)
Side By Side (SFF)
Sleep Tight (SPFF)
Silenced (KOFFIA)
Shun Li and the Poet (LIFF)
All the Way Through Evening



Hail (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Magic Mike
Take This Waltz
Beasts of the Southern Wild 
Goon (PWCFF) 

Tabu (SFF)
Goodbye (SFF)

Get The Gringo
The King of Pigs (SFF)

Les Miserables (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Headshot (SFF)
The Hunger Games

Samsara (Graffiti With Punctuation)
You Will Be My Son (FFF)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Bachelorette (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Free Men (FFF) 
La Pirogue (SFF)

Arirang (KOFFIA)
40 Days at Base Camp (PWCFF)
Chinese Take-Away

You Instead
Thermae Romae (JFF)
War of the Arrows (KOFFIA)


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Dead Europe (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
21 Jump Street
Dredd (Graffiti With Punctuation)
King of Devil's Island

Not Suitable For Children
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 

The Sapphires
Yossi (JIFF)
Broken (MIFF)
Pitch Perfect
Sightseers (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Shadow Dancer (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Take it Easy! (LIFF)
Kryptonite! (LIFF)
The Amazing Spider-Man
18 Years Old and Rising (FFF)

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (SFF)
Cousinhood (SPFF)

The Bourne Legacy
In The Fog (MIFF)
Alois Nebel (MIFF)
Excision (SFF)
Like Crazy
A Dangerous Method

The Day I Saw Your Heart (FFF)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Magnificent Presence (LIFF)
Jeff, Who Lives At Home
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (LIFF) 
The Day He Arrives (KOFFIA)
Quartet (Graffiti With Punctuation)


Seven Psychopaths (Graffiti With Punctuation)

Margin Call
On The Road 
Wreck-It Ralph (Graffiti With Punctuation)
Safety Not Guaranteed
Policeman (SFF)

The Rum Diary
God's Neighbours (JIFF) 
Love Is All You Need (Graffiti With Punctuation)
The Five-Year Engagement
This Means War

Men In Black 3
Safe House

God Bless America 
Despite the Gods (SFF)
Nobody Else But You (FFF)

The Well Digger's Daughter (FFF)
Francophrenia (SUFF)
Isole [Islands] (LIFF)


Savages (Graffiti With Punctuation)
John Carter
Alps (SFF)
Snow White and the Huntsman
Elles (FFF)
Dark Shadows
The Deep Blue Sea

Replicas (PWCFF)
The Watch



Rampart (SFF)
The Lady

Two Little Boys
Hit and Run
Mirror Mirror
What To Expect When You're Expecting
Project X

Wrath of the Titans
To Rome With Love
Rock of Ages
Bait 3D
Mine Games (MIFF)
Iron Sky
Killer Elite

The Lucky One

American Reunion
Wuthering Heights


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Piranha 3DD