Nigel Randall

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Film Review: The Trip to Spain

There was slight trepidation upon hearing of The Trip to Spain, the third instalment of the ‘Trip’ films (based on the BBC television series) in which Steve Coo…

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Film Review: Viceroy’s House

I imagine that none of the target audience attending the upcoming Seniors Film Festival (cutely titled ‘Young at Heart’ for its 12th program) would have been ol…

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Film Review: Jasper Jones

I must’ve had an unadventurous childhood for not once do I recall sneaking out my bedroom window at night. The children in Jasper Jones hardly think twice about…

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Film Review: Gold

Gold is one of those unequivocal titles that will no doubt lend itself to many a pun. All such quips that spring to this mind, as regarding most film released a…

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Film Review: Allied

Upon departing the preview screening of Allied, my discerning companion praised its cinematography and set design.…

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Film Review: I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake is British director Ken Loach’s 26th film and his second to take out the coveted Palme d’Or prize at Cannes. The film continues the director’s r…

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Review: Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent has emerged as a “hauntingly hypnotic” adventure film demonstrating the danger, beauty and historical memory of places and pe…

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Review: The Wait

Essentially a two–hander, the female leads of Juliette Binoche and Lou de Laâge both deliver superb performances in Piero Messina’s The Wait. And they cry…

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Review: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, directed with enthralling theatrical verve by Danny Boyle, is a deliriously intellectual crafted biopic befitting the enigmatic tech visionary.…

Review: The Revenant

The Christmas/New Year period is generally the time for big films. It’s surprising therefore that the newest Star Wars incarnation opted to open a few weeks bef…

Review: Phoenix

It’s quite a feat that accomplished German director Christian Petzold (Barbara) has pulled off with his devastating new pic Phoenix.…

Review: Freeheld

The subject matter of Freeheld is anything but mild – institutionalised and social inequality, shockingly blatant prejudice and injustice, gay rights, ter…

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Review: Holding the Man

The Adelaide Review’s Nigel Randal reviews Holding the Man. A powerful film adaptation of personal memoirs by Australian writer, actor, and activist Timot…

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Review: 13 Minutes

Director Oliver Hirschbiegel returns to factual World War II drama in new film, 13 Minutes.…

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Review: Amy

The 2015 documentary detailing the life and death of Soul singer, Amy Winehouse.…

Review: Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth: based on the memoir of Vera Brittain is a title you will unlikely recall with ease, yet is telling of the reverence the film has towards its…

Review: X and Y

At times during X+Y I felt quite sympathetic to the film’s central character, strangely though it was because of his inability to connect with others that I ide…

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Review: Selma

Thankfully a film of the grace, humanity and understated gravitas deserving of Martin Luther King is here by the name of Selma.…

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