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Film Review: LOOPER


A thought-provoking film where lust for survival takes the characters to disturbing places, but compassion and change from within leads them to hope... Naomi Rossdeutscher

LOOPER is a smart sci-fi thriller, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, who play the same man but one lives in 2044 and one exists 30 years later.

Writer/director Rian Johnson's concept is clever and the film delivers well on that concept. The structure is complex, but skilful script writing and editing makes grasping the story easy, even with the implications of time travel. The unpredictable script doesn't pull any punches and the film's execution is stylish. 

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An unusual choice of lovers for Robert Pattinson

"If you want something a little different and are willing to go with it, then this is the movie for you" ...Naomi

Robert Pattinson. Photo by Caitlin Cronenberg

Robert Pattinson plays Eric Packer, an uber wealthy, intuitive man of the world, who spends his days doing business in a limousine, drifting through city streets while staff, lovers and a doctor come and go as ordered. His day quickly spirals out of control when he loses massive sums of money and his life is threatened by an unknown source.

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"Theatrical and fun, not a dull moment, I highly recommend it"                  Naomi Rossdeutscher

A dusty, hot Tuesday night at the Australian Premier and a full house. Just settled after some serious seat hopping, we are trying to sit behind the shortest, quietest person, while still getting the perfect balance of sound. Stocked up with heavily salted popcorn and a glass of bubbly, I'm ready and waiting, when an entire row of kids arrive - all boys. I notice I'm not the only one concerned about their creative popcorn stunts and hyperactivity, there's some serious movie buffs here... this could go badly. But the Australian supermodel sitting in a tiny miniskirt next to me is smiling and calm, so I hold it together.

It's time, they roll the reel and we get a "hello" from a few of the young actors who couldn't make it to the premier... it's okay, no probs, I don't feel jilted, I'm here for the film.

...and off we go, no messing around now and I'm glad of it. I don't remember what hooked me and took me out of my real world and into theirs, because it happened so fast. Thankfully, the entire audience seemed to be silently riveted right to the end, especially the row of hyper-boys - nice marketing.


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