Film

Film Review: Intelligent Lives (USA, 2018) is a powerful impetus for change that demands your attention

September 21, 2018

At this very moment, there are 6.5 million Americans living with an intellectual disability. Only 15% of adults are gainfully employed with nearly 1 in 3 living below the poverty line. Their access to a proper education during their youth may provide a clue to these damning statistics. 17% of students with an intellectual disability are […]

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Film Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls (USA, 2018) Ticks With Magic; Tocks With Horror

September 20, 2018

When you mix up Harry Potter with Goosebumps you end up with The House With A Clock In Its Walls. A film that combines magic with a haunted house and the tried and true need for our young hero to find his courage and rise up to save the day. When orphaned 10 year old […]

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Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson captivate in first Captain Marvel trailer

September 19, 2018

As we come to the end of “Phase Three” and the leadup to next year’s still untitled Avengers finale, Marvel continue to expand their cinematic universe. Today this comes in the form of the release of the franchise’s newest addition, Captain Marvel.  Captain Marvel is an all new adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from a previously […]

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Film Review: Ladies In Black (Australia, 2018) is about Fifties shop girls and is like the entrée before the main

September 19, 2018

Ladies in Black could have been named “Shopgirl”, but that title was already taken. The film, set over the summer of 1959 in a Department store like David Jones, is a gentle story about some Australian women who are standing on the precipice of change; but often feels like the entrée before the main. This […]

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Film Review: Johnny English Strikes Again (UK, 2018) with some funny and predictable hijinks

September 18, 2018

Johnny English Strikes Again is the third film in this popular franchise. This latest spy spoof follows its predecessors in once again offering audiences a funny romp with an unlikely secret agent. There are predictable scrapes and outrageous hijinks but one thing’s for certain, you are in for a fun ride. David Kerr directs this […]

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Interview: The cast of Ladies in Black describe the joy of making this true-blue Australian story

September 18, 2018

Bruce Beresford’s new film, Ladies in Black is a charming look at some department store shop girls working in Sydney in 1959. The story is adapted from a novel by the late, Madeleine St John who attended university with Clive James and the famous director. The film was a labour of love that was some […]

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Film Review: I Am Paul Walker (USA, 2018) seeks to highlight the kind-natured generosity of a man who was more than his career

September 18, 2018

It goes without saying that Paul Walker was blessed with the type of face destined to be in front of the camera.  And as much as this dedicated documentary, I Am Paul Walker, celebrates his Californian-blessed aesthetics, it seeks more so to highlight that behind the tanned skin, sun-kissed blonde curls and baby blue eyes […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis set to visit Australia for Halloween premiere in Sydney

September 17, 2018

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, a true Hollywood icon, will be visiting Australia this October to promote the upcoming release of Halloween, a Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax film. The actress will be walking the Black Carpet at the Australian Premiere of Halloween, an event that takes place on Tuesday 23 […]

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Horror producer Jason Blum to visit Australia for Halloween retcon

September 13, 2018

Known for producing a-grade, horror packed films Paranormal Activity and The Purge, Universal Pictures is bringing Jason Blum, one of Hollywood’s greatest producers and founder of Blumhouse Productions, to discuss his upcoming release Halloween.  Blum is a two-time Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer. His multi-media company is known for pioneering a new model […]

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Film Review: A Simple Favour (USA, 2018) is an infectiously entertaining, naughty neo-noir, with two fantastic lead performances

September 12, 2018

If there’s one director that needs a true change of pace out there, it’s comedy director Paul Feig. He started off great making a successful string of comedies, starting from the romantic-comedy hit Bridesmaids to the buddy cop-comedy The Heat and the espionage-action comedy Spy. Then he hit a big of a snag with his […]

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Film Review: Beast (UK, 2017) is a ferocious character study with an outstanding performance from Jessie Buckley

September 12, 2018

According to a book by renowned author Christopher Booker, there are seven different plots in stories, which are: Overcoming the Monster Rags to Riches The Quest Voyage and Return Rebirth Comedy Tragedy And since we have so many stories that essentially are encapsulated in one of these plots, what would make a story stand out […]

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Film Review: Searching (USA, 2018) surprises with inventive storytelling, timely themes and strong performances

September 11, 2018

It is quite amusing to think that we have many films released over the years, regardless of genre, that span across many imaginative worlds, planets, fantasy settings and so on. With the vast amount of superhero films and blockbusters, it’s hard not to see why. But, the world that has not been mined more than enough, […]

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Film Review: Christopher Robin (USA, 2018) tries to be playful but is a bit too dour

September 11, 2018

It can be hard watching characters who you’ve grown up with and have a long standing nostalgic attachment to, get brought back to life on the big screen. There’s something deeply rooted in the warmth of how you remember them, and how sometimes the new version doesn’t quite stand up to that test. The trailer […]

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Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Ladies in Black Australian Premiere (10.09.18)

September 11, 2018

The new Bruce Beresford film Ladies in Black held its Australian premiere at the State Theatre in Sydney earlier tonight, with the famed director joining cast, crew and celebrities for the film’s first screening. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the red carpet: Ladies in Black hits cinemas on Thursday 20th […]

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Aussie flick The Nightingale awarded at the Venice Film Festival while Netflix win the Golden Lion

September 10, 2018

The 75th Venice Film Festival has revealed its award winners, and it proved a big night for an Australian director and the streaming service Netflix, who walked away with their first ever “Best Picture” honours. Australian writer and director Jennifer Kent saw her thriller The Nightingale being awarded the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni nod for […]

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Film Review: Teen Titans GO! To the Movies (USA, 2018) is the breath of levity DC needs right now

September 10, 2018

There are children’s animated movies made exclusively for kids, which generally lead to a rather torturous experience for parents and caretakers alike (I’m looking at you, Hotel Transylvania 3). Then there is something deceptively ingenious and utterly delightful as Teen Titans GO! To the Movies, which successfully entertains both young and old, whilst also offering up a […]

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Game of Thrones star and Aussie director of new J. J. Abrams produced Film are coming to Sydney

September 10, 2018

This year, J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures are bringing us a new film in collaboration with the Australian director Julius Avery and starring Danish actor Pilou Asbæk; Overlord, a horror film set in World War II. After the Nazis have launched a secret experiment, Asbæk and co. have to fight off troops of horrifying and […]

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DVD Review: Agatha Christie’s Crooked House (UK, 2018) is a mysterious trip down the garden path with a family of eccentrics

September 7, 2018

We all know the story where the butler did it. But Agatha Christie’s Crooked House isn’t like that. Published in 1949, the novel was one of the author’s favourite stories. This is also a beautifully-shot period film. It’s an adaptation that leads you down the garden path and around the maze of an eccentric family’s […]

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Film Review: Is The Nun (USA, 2018) a sinister ghost story or middling monster movie?

September 6, 2018

The Conjuring universe began five years ago, spurred by James Wan who had successfully delivered one of the great ghost stories of the 21st century. It was a box office darling, as was every sequel and spin-off that came after, with only the first Annabelle (terrible by every standard) failing to meet the franchise’s critical […]

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Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (USA/UK, 2018) survives on its own calmness

September 5, 2018

Although The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s 1993 setting may have people believe that the gay conversion camps at the film’s centre are a thing of the past, and therefore easy to mock as a symbol of how backwards society’s thoughts on therapy was, this treatment is still sadly legal in a large number of American […]

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