2

Beautiful Boy Review

The film watching period between October and January is one that’s full with films that simply exist to earn their talent an Oscar nomination. These are films that roll along, exist in the public consciousness...
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...
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...
5

Lion Review

It’s very easy for an inspirational true story to be translated into a film in a very preachy, sentimental manner. Boost the manipulative score at the right moments, implement a voice over to help convey the ot...
3.5

Hell or High Water Review

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

Son of Saul Review

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

Women He’s Undressed Review

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...