Reviews

3

Dogman Review

For the dog lovers out there, we’re used to watching films where dogs are part of the main plot, and inevitably, one of the dogs dies to create some kind of empathetic moment. Fortunately, with Matteo Garrone’...
3

The Sisters Brothers Review

I’ve had this review sitting at the top of my ‘to do’ list for a good two weeks now. Yet, whenever I sat down to write, it slipped my mind. I simply forgot that it needed to be done. Which is a mighty shame as...
3.5

Next of Kin Bluray Review

Bored. That’s what I was feeling roughly half-way through Next of Kin. But, as it wore on, it surprisingly began to demand my attention, and by the end, I was completely engaged. Next of Kin revolves around Li...
1.5

Book Week Review

Please take this opening sentence as an extension of my hand to shake yours. I have always been interested in watching more Australian films, with my recent decision to start movie reviewing allowing me the...
3.5

Fell Review

Grief is an all-encompassing entity that consumes your life if left untamed. In Kasimir Burgess’ film Fell, the grief that takes residence in Matt Nable’s Thomas after the accidental death of his daughter Lara...
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 I Am Not Your Negro took unpublished writings and painted a portra...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...