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’...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 I Am Not Your Negro took unpublished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...
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...
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...
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...
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...