Reviews

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Eddie the Eagle

Where Kingsman announced the arrival of new talent Taron Egerton, Eddie the Eagle cements his place as a bonafide movie star. This is the infectiously positive story of Olympic ski jumper, Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwar...
3.5

Hush

As with any genre, there exists many sub-genres within horror. Hush is an entry in the ‘house invasion’ sub-genre, making its presence proudly known alongside other notable ‘house invasion’ films like The Stran...
2.5

The Jungle Book

John Favreau’s The Jungle Book is the latest in Disney’s modernisation of their animated classics. From Maleficent to Cinderella, Disney has decided to mine their animated classic films and create live action v...
4.5

Experimenter

When portraying a real life event on film, it’s sometimes easier to dramatise elements to enforce a certain emotional reaction from the viewer. With Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter, the real life of psychologi...
4.5

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that this post may contain images of deceased persons. There is nothing more unsettling about the film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith than the fact that ...
4

The Mermaid

The Mermaid is a wonder of a film. As the latest colourful Stephen Chow film to jump off the screen, it’s done a lot to impress audiences in China with it quickly becoming the highest grossing film in Chinese c...
4.5

The Witch

Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately – Robert Eggers The Witch (or The VVitch: A New-England Folktale) is not for everyone. If you scroll down the bottom before reading this review, you may see that I...
2.5

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane is the latest Mystery Box film from the minds at Bad Robot. Producer JJ Abrams uses not only the weight of his name, but apparently the weight of the 2008 monster flick Cloverfield as a surp...
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...