Reviews

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Body Melt – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Ok, I have to be honest, I had never heard of Philip Brophy’s insane body horror comedy Body Melt prior to this release. I mean, I’d seen the bug nuts crazy cover for the standard DVD version before, but I’d ju...
4

Red Dog: True Blue

How do you make a sequel to a much loved film in which the titular star dies at the end? Even more, how do you make a sequel when the actor who portrayed the titular character has passed away as well? Well, tru...
3

La La Land

La La Land is a grand return of the ye olde style musical. Filmed in Cinemascope, full of bright colours and extravagant dance routines, this is Damien Chazelle’s ode to the films of yore – a look in the pool o...
3

Southside With You

Richard Tanne’s Southside With You is a film about foundations. It’s a film about the foundations of a culture, a society, a community. It’s a film that essays the foundations of what goes into the creation of ...
3.5

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Body horror films of late have mostly fallen into the torture-porn/gorno arena, with films like the Saw series and of course, Hostel, making as much use of the vicious, aggressive violence inflicted upon victim...
4

24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

To immediately go on a tangent at the start of this review, I want to state that I have often found the concept of sports films very alienating. I get the representation of teamwork and conquering goals, but I ...
2

Bad Santa 2

Thirteen years ago, Terry Zwigoff unwittingly spawned a loosely related set of films focused around usually good people doing bad things. Bad Teacher, Bad Grandpa and another 2016 comedy, Bad Moms all following...
3.5

Hell or High Water

One of the great things about the dark periods of society is that it can encourage great art to be created. Art that comments and reflects on the society it is created within. Films like The Hurt Locker or Ther...
4

Beast

Just like many of the Australian films up for consideration at this years AACTA Awards, Sam and Tom McKeith’s Beast is a film that has flown completely under the radar. After a run at TIFF, a screening or two a...