Reviews

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Pacific Rim Uprising Review

Ok – a quick rundown of the plot. The monstrous kaiju’s at the ending of Pacific Rim have been stopped thanks to Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost sacrifice. His son, Jake (John Boyega), sees the hero status of hi...
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Tomb Raider Review

In video games, the cut scenes that occur in between the shooty, punchy, player driven moments, are traditionally the moments that character development is delivered. They're the context sensitive elements that...
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Rip Tide Review

For a country that’s well known for its sun drenched beaches, with waves that roll on forever, Australia surprisingly doesn’t have that many surfing films. On top of this, the surfing films that do exist are of...
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Okja Review

One of the great joys of being a film lover is the feeling of anticipating a new film from a director you greatly admire. The knowledge that soon, there will be a new story from them is a great feeling. Then, w...
4

Their Finest Review

With the Christopher Nolan epic Dunkirk, and Gary Oldman’s capital A Acting in Darkest Hour, you’d be forgiven for having completely missed Lone Scherfig’s addition to the Battle of Dunkirk tales that were show...
4.5

A Fantastic Woman Review

The core story that drives A Fantastic Woman is simple. Daniela Vega stars as Marina, a transgender woman who is in a relationship with Francisco Reyes Orlando. Marina and Orlando go out one evening to celebrat...
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Ellipsis Review

David Wenham makes his feature length directorial debut with the off-the-cuff Ellipsis. This on the fly, speedily captured flick, lives on the improvisational skills of the two lead actors, Emily Barclay as Viv...
3.5

I, Tonya Review

I love films based on true stories. I love sports (not all, and not necessarily sports films purely focused on the sport aspect). I love dramas. I love black comedy. And, I remember the mayhem around the Tonya ...
5

Phantom Thread Review

Born from a fever dream, Phantom Thread is the story of a dressmaker falling in love with a waitress. Fairly basic stuff really. It’s also a Paul Thomas Anderson film. And it’s also set in the 1950’s. And it al...
3.5

Big in Japan Review

The allure of celebrity in the 21st Century will be one of the most enduring historical notes about the digital age. In the past, celebrity was attained thanks to a unique talent, an athletic skill, or a great ...