Reviews

5

If Beale Street Could Talk Review

It doesn't matter that this film stole my heart. I didn't need it anyway. Author James Baldwin’s work has rarely been translated to cinema. I Am Not Your Negro took unpublished writings and painted a portra...
3.5

We Don’t Need a Map Review

Warwick Thornton is a director with an agenda – namely, the agenda to bring Indigenous stories and history to life via cinema. From Samson & Delilah to Sweet Country, he strings a bow that links the past o...
3

Serenity Review

Ok, so, Matthew McConaughey is Baker Dill, a sweat drenched, eternally five-o’clock-shadowed tanned man of the ocean. In what initially appears to be the strangest adaptation of Moby Dick, Baker Dill is a dude...
3

Happy Death Day 2U Review

It’s always a risky proposition to stick more than one genre into a blender and expect something good to come out at the end. Two genres? Easy done. A pinnacle of the ‘two-genre’ fare is the horror-comedy cate...
3

Alita: Battle Angel Review

Alita: Battle Angel centres around a 300+ year old nameless cyborg (Rosa Salazar) that Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) finds in a scrap heap and repairs. The cyborg, who decides after Dr. Ido’s suggestion, tha...
3

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...