Reviews

4

Reigns Review

As my work life has changed, I have found my available gaming time has changed as well. Where I used to sit down for hours on end to play through a fantasy epic, I now find myself struggling to complete a 5-mi...
2.5

Occupation Review

The Australian film industry is one that produces some extremely fine films. The Castle, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Babadook, and more recently, Sweet Country. They’re all fine films. We make low-key dramas, come...
2

First Man Review

Imagine trying to rewrite a language. Imagine sitting down, and seeing the immense history of English and thinking, I'm going to reinvent this language and make it new again. It's an insurmountable task. It's ...
1

The Predator Review

The Predator, written and directed by (the usually unbelievably talented) Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, The Nice Guys) is a complete shambles. In fact, so much so that I sat in the cinema until the credit...
4.5

Upgrade Review

Leigh Whannell is a filmmaker who is steeped in the genres of cinema. The Saw series carved a way through the horror genre, helping forge a subgenre of gorno films (or, torture porn) that changed the...
3.8

The Predator Series Review: Now You See It

In the mid 1990’s I spent the weekend at my dad’s house. I can't remember the exact year, I can't remember my exact age – probably a little too young – but one thing I do remember is Bill Duke's head getting s...
2

Beast Review

Do you ever feel trapped by a film? You've sat down to watch it, and as it goes on, you realise you're powerless to move. You have a fair idea of where the film is dragging you, but you sit in silent protest, ...
2

I Am Paul Walker Review

There has been an odd spate of posthumous documentaries that lionise their subjects to a point of extreme saccharinity that you have to visit the dentist after viewing. I Am Heath Ledger was a perfectly servic...