Reviews

3.5

Art of the Prank

There’s something joyful about sitting down and watching a film that you have no prior knowledge of before it’s unveiled on the silver screen in front of you. There’s no pre-conceived notions as to what the fil...
4

An (Sweet Bean)

Films are just like food. They nourish, they enrich, they provide an energy you can't find anywhere else. Just like food, films follow a set of ingredients - you have a script, you add a director, you fold in a...
1

Warcraft

As Meat Loaf once sang, two out three aint bad. Except, maybe, when that third film in your oeuvre happens to be Warcraft. Duncan Jones had a good run, having made the notable sci-fi films Moon and Source Code ...
2

Observance

Contrary to popular belief, reviewers don’t enjoy giving films a bad review. I love Australian cinema, so it saddens me when a film comes out that - in my eyes - doesn’t succeed. With that in mind, let’s delve ...
4

Green Room

Green Room is a brutal anxiety attack of a film. It heaves and explodes its way through a breathless ninety five minute run time, leaving you exhausted and shaken at the end. Where Blue Ruin hinted at the arriv...
3.5

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

If there’s a running theme through the films of directing duo Glenn Ficara and John Requa, it’s that of characters finding their place in the world. Whether it be Jim Carrey’s con-man Steven Russell in the crim...
4

Bad Neighbours 2

Part of my excitement for going into the somewhat unexpected comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2 (as it's known in Australia) was getting to see the great on screen chemistry between leads Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne ...
2.5

A Month of Sundays

Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia) is a real estate agent finding it difficult to sell a house at a reasonable price. One day he receives a call from someone claiming to be his mother - the only thing is that his...
4

Captain America: Civil War

Where Joss Whedon’s first Avengers film felt like the natural culmination of years of stand alone superhero films, Captain America: Civil War is the straw that breaks the camel's back in regards to the destruct...