Film Screening 21st September, 2008

Poster for Hard Candy

Hard Candy 

6:00 PM, 21st September, 2008

  • R
  • 104 mins
  • Unknown
  • David Slade
  • Brian Nelson
  • Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh

Please note this film is being re-scheduled.

14-year-old Hayley (Ellen "Juno" Page) has met 32 year old Jeff (Patrick Wilson) online and arranged a date. She was glad to meet someone who realised she was much more mature than other girls her age and willing to take her seriously. She's happy to head back to his house and spend some "quality time" with him. So Jeff is led to believe...

Hayley really is quite mature for her age. Certainly mature enough to see through Jeff's perverted game before she met him. Certainly mature enough to plan out a sinister revenge for herself and any other young girls that Jeff has taken advantage of.

Hard Candy is a staggeringly effective thriller. Everybody in the audience is guaranteed to squirm as Hayley turns the tables on Jeff. Aside from a short role for Sandra Oh, the movie is a tense two-person affair that is acted to perfection by Page and Wilson. Hard Candy is guaranteed to challenge your perceptions and preconceptions.

Adam Gould

Poster for Un Secret

Un Secret 

8:00 PM, 21st September, 2008

  • M
  • 102 mins
  • Unknown
  • Claude Miller
  • Claude Miller
  • C((eacute))cile De France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu

Please note this film is being re-scheduled.

Un Secret translates as "A Secret" in English. (Aren't I good at French?) It has a lot of secrets in it, but I guess there is one big one. The main character is dead. No sorry, she's a man. Or a sled. Or Keyser Soze. I can't remember - it's been a few months since I've seen it. I remember it was set during World War 2, as well as before it, and after it too, but that's it. It kept flashing back and forth between the times which, whilst not being confusing, didn't flow as smoothly as it should have. It's still an interesting story, however, from what I can recall. It involves Jewish people and Nazis (of course), and a family of athletes, and a dog death (a warning for our President, who doesn't like these things). If I sound unenthusiastic about this film, I'm not - it's just I'm already late with this review and I've been marking and writing reports for two weeks straight now, so my mind's mush. Plenty of people have said it's a good movie, so don't listen to my ramblings, just go see it. (And definitely stay for the movie after this one, because that one IS a damn good flick!)

Travis Cragg