Film

Film Review: BlacKkKlansman (USA, 2018) – Spike Lee channels frustration for one of his finest films to date

August 16, 2018

Spike Lee is quite clearly fired up as he scatters sharp, defiant dialogue all through BlacKKKlansman, his first feature film since 2015’s good-but-uneven Chi-Raq and without a doubt one of his best works to date. That is no overstatement either, with Lee directing a big middle finger to the racism both explicit and implicit, by […]

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Film Review: The Darkest Minds (USA, 2018) is not a dark enough YA Dystopia

August 15, 2018

6 years after The Hunger Games lead the charge of YA dystopia book to film adaptations, a new contender has appeared in an attempt to revive the genre. Adapted from the Alexandra Brooks’ series of the same name, The Darkest Minds combines young adult fiction dystopia with superpowers. When a disease wipes out 90% of […]

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Film Review: The Meg (USA, 2018) is your expected dose of “Shark Versus Statham”

August 15, 2018

You don’t really need to know much about The Meg aside from that it is entertaining enough to justify it’s spot on the box office. That’s the most we could ask from a movie about a gigantic prehistoric shark unwittingly released from the depths of the ocean by hapless scientists who are stationed over the […]

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Win a double pass to see sci-fi crime thriller Kin in cinemas

August 14, 2018

From the producers of Stranger Things, and Arrival comes Kin a gripping crime thriller with a sci-fi twist. Chased by a vengeful criminal and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run after finding a futuristic super-weapon of mysterious origin as their only […]

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Film Review: Superfly (USA, 2018) is an entertaining, overindulgent mess

August 10, 2018

Director X has already built a reputation for his stylish and inventive music videos, churned out over two decades with an impressive portfolio that overflows with mega-successful acts like Drake and Justin Bieber as well as beloved hip hop titans like Ice Cube and JAY-Z. It was only a matter of time before he crossed […]

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Win a double pass to see Book Club starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda in cinemas

August 9, 2018

The feel-good film Book Club stars Diane Keaton as Diane, recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Jane Fonda as Vivian, who enjoys her men with no strings attached, Candice Bergen as Sharon, who’s been working through a decades long divorce, and Mary Steenburgen as Carol, whose marriage has hit a bit of a slump […]

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Film Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me (USA, 2018) is wholly committed to not taking itself too seriously

August 9, 2018

Whilst no one is going to go out of their way to suggest The Spy Who Dumped Me is here to reinvent the wheel in its chosen hybrid genres, Susanna Fogel’s kinetic spy caper does a bloody good job at delivering on its advertised packaging.  An action-comedy that proves both consistently amusing and alarmingly crazed […]

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Star-studded cast adorns Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms trailer

August 9, 2018

As we edge ever closer to the end of the year, the Christmas film releases are starting to come to the fore, and The Nutcracker And The Four Realm is leading the pack. Today, Disney has dropped its first full trailer for the star-studded release. The impressive cast includes Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen […]

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Blu-Ray Review: I Feel Pretty (USA, 2018) is light on substance, but with the best of intentions

August 8, 2018

The average woman is said to criticise herself around eight times each day. It is in this headspace and society that a rom-com like I Feel Pretty exists. The film had the best of intentions and tries to tackle some complex topics like how hard we women can be on ourselves and the feelings of […]

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Win a copy of Bent, starring Sofia Vergara and Karl Urban, on Blu-Ray

August 7, 2018

Based on JP O’Donnell’s ‘Gallagher’ novels, and directed by Bobby Moresco the action-packed crime thriller Bent was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray. Here’s a bit more about the film: Upon his release from prison, disgraced former detective Danny Gallagher (Karl Urban) makes a plan to seek revenge for a drug bust that went horribly […]

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Film Review: On Chesil Beach (UK, 2018) is a deep & measured look at misunderstandings in life & love

August 7, 2018

On Chesil Beach may be a boy-meets-girl story but this one doesn’t play as you would typically expect. The film is an adaption of an Ian McEwan novella and is a heart-wrenching, domestic drama. Set in 1962 in the period between the lifting of the ban on Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the release of The […]

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MIFF Review: You Were Never Really Here (USA, 2018) is a gripping psychological thriller led by a captivating Joaquin Phoenix

August 6, 2018

You Were Never Really Here is a gripping psychological thriller, and a dark and disturbing character study with Joaquin Phoenix putting in a thrilling lead performance. The film follows Joe (Phoenix), a veteran living with PTSD, who spends his time finding and rescuing missing girls. On this job, however, he stumbles into a larger conspiracy […]

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Virgin Australia to offer 64kg baggage allowance for filmmakers through SPA partnership

August 5, 2018

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has announced they are now partnering with airline Virgin Australia in order to create a new offers and opportunities for Associate Members, now allowing a whopping 64kg of checked baggage per member, when traveling domestically within Australia. This partnership hopes to address the ongoing issues that crew members and productions alike […]

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Hugo Weaving to star in a contemporary big screen take on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

August 5, 2018

Screen Australia has announced that celebrated Australian actor Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) will star in M4M, a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure. Set within Melbourne’s commission flats, M4M tells the unlikely love story of a Muslim woman Jaiwara and a local loner musician Claudio. While their relationship develops, local […]

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Win a copy of Damascus Cover starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers on Blu-Ray

August 2, 2018

In this dramatic thriller, a veteran spy is sent undercover to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his family out of Damascus. Within days of arriving things start to go wrong; he’s being followed, his partner doesn’t show up, and a mysterious group of men are trying to kill him. Soon, this supposedly routine mission […]

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8 films not to miss at MIFF 2018

August 1, 2018

Tomorrow, the Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off, running through to August 19th. As every year, there are hundreds of screenings – but here are just 8 we think are unmissable this year: Mandy When Red Miller (Cage) met Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) he instantly fell in love. Unfortunately, so did Jeremiah (Linus Roache). And when […]

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