Reviews

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The Combination Redemption Review

At the core of David Field’s The Combination Redemption is a performance by Taylor Wiese that is conjured from the guts of hell itself. All muscles and beard, Wiese’s Bryan is a gut churning echo of the violen...
4.5

The Chain Reaction Review

Steve Bisley. A name I would generally associate with only Water Rats. Maybe, just maybe I might think of Mad Max or Red Hill. But generally, if you said to me, “remember Steve Bisley”? I would reply with, “th...
1.5

Reprisal Review

Frank Grillo stars as Jacob in recent Defiant Screen Entertainment release Reprisal, a bank manager, whom after a bank robbery, begins to try and track down the perpetrator, Gabriel (Jonathon Schaech), alongsi...
3

The Combination Review

Watching David Field’s The Combination over ten years after its released, it’s difficult to see exactly why this film was as contentious as it was when it first landed. This isn’t to say that a film about Leba...
3

Close Review

Netflix have a seemingly unending roll of original films and TV series releasing these days. Almost like whenever one of their content buyers goes to Costco they come back with a bulk pack of new shows or movi...
4

Cold Pursuit Review

The basic narrative thrust of Cold Pursuit is as Liam Neeson as they come – the son of a snowplow driver is killed by a drug dealer, so the snowplow driver heads off on a path of revenge to take out the dealer...
5

Burning Review

A barn burns in the middle of the night while a motherless calf simply exists in a nearby shed. A long lost friend magically reappears and asks Lee Jong-su to care after her cat while she visits Africa. Donald...
4.5

The Hate U Give Review

I first came to The Hate U Give via the simply superb audiobook as read by Bahni Turpin. Her embodiment of the narrator, sixteen year old Starr Carter, was perfect, allowing the book to feel like it was a narr...
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Polar Review

Mads Mikkelsen stars as Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, in the latest offering from Jonas Åkerlund – Polar. Based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came From the Cold", this is Åkerlund’s fifth featu...
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Storm Boy Review

This review will contain spoilers. In the year 2019, Colin Thiele’s classic novella, Storm Boy, will be celebrating its 55th anniversary. To honour this momentous occasion, there has been a video game relea...