Reviews

4

Death in Brunswick

For a long while now, Australian comedies have been regularly considered our weakest of film genres. Sure, everybody loves The Castle, a couple of lines from Crocodile Dundee are oft-quoted and Muriel’s Wedding...
4

Son of Saul

Upon the screen turning black and Son of Saul’s opening text appearing on screen, the lady who I found myself sitting next to commented to her friend ‘this isn't another holocaust film is it?’ It appears that h...
4.5

Dheepan

Jacques Audiard’s seventh film, Dheepan, could possibly be his most important film. Focusing on one of the most contentious issues in the world today – refugees and war enforced migration – Dheepan is a distres...
4

Women He’s Undressed

Australia is a country that prides itself with the success of expats. Whether it be ‘our Hugh’ or ‘our Cate’, we are always happy to applaud and support the success of film stars. Whenever Oscar season rolls ar...
5

Spotlight

If one weren’t paying attention, it would appear to be quite easy to simply write off Spotlight as a ho-hum run of the mill film about journalism. Understated performances combined with basic camera work, a nic...
2

The Revenant

The Revenant is a film I would have loved if I were fifteen and just getting into ‘serious’ films. I would have adored its quiet ‘meditative’ stretches. I would have wallowed the incomprehensible dialogue. I wo...
5

The Big Short

How do you digest something like the financial crisis that crippled stock markets and banks and left countless people homeless worldwide in 2008? Something that is so vast and devastating, the repercussions of ...
1

Blackhat

Without a doubt, the worst crime that Michael Mann’s hacker drama Blackhat enacts is that it is exceptionally boring. Chris Hemsworth stars as convicted hacker Nick Hathaway who is brought out of prison to help...
2

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur is like the many paintings that you can buy on ‘canvas’ at Ikea. The reprint of a reprint of a reprint has worn away any sign of originality and vibrance that the original work may have had. A...
3

Manny Lewis

Manny Lewis is a comedian who can connect with millions of fans, yet struggles to connect with anyone else to create a meaningful relationship. From the mind of stand up comic Carl Barron, Manny Lewis is a look...