Reviews

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Dune Review

Twenty-thousand years in the future, humans have travelled widely through space and live on numerous worlds. Society has returned to a feudal model of...

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Titane Review

Below is my review of this year’s Palme d’Or-winning film Titane – the sophomore feature from one of the most exciting directors in the infancy ...

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Review

I learned two very important things from Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn, the provocative new film from Romanian director Radu Jude: 1) that people of ...

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review

I recall a boozy Saturday night spent watching 2018’s Venom with some fondness. A kind soul had lent us the 4K Blu-ray but the bad word of mouth led t...

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Last Night in Soho Review

Edgar Wright’s love for vintage music has been more apparent than ever from his last few films, more recently in his documentary The Sparks Brothers a...

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Zola Review

In the spring of 2015, I wasn’t exactly doing a lot with my life. Working part-time in a minimum wage job I began a second Bachelor of Arts, because o...

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No Time To Die Review

British super spy, James Bond is back. NO TIME TO DIE is the 25th film of the Bond franchise produced by Eon Productions. Planning began back in 2016....

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The Many Saints of Newark Review

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” – Silvio Dante (in his beloved Michael Corleone bit) accurately describing what all Sopran...

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Rhapsody of Love Review

Love takes Jessica Flowers (Kathy Luu) by surprise when she’s made “best woman” at her best friend’s wedding where she meets videographer, Justin Judd...

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Riders of Justice Review

As someone who’s turned a Mads Mikkelsen obsession into a personality trait I am contractually obliged to wax lyrical about everything he does. But I ...

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Nitram Review

NITRAM is a tough film to watch. It’s excellent. Possibly too excellent. I think if I wasn’t Australian, if I didn’t remember the 1996 Port Arthur Mas...

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Palazzo Di Cozzo Review

Palazzo Di Cozzo offers a glimpse at the rise and current plight of larger than life Melbourne furniture icon Franco Cozzo in the directorial debut fr...

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Pig Review

Whoever said ‘You catch more flies with honey than vinegar’ (a honey salesman, probably) was surely referring to Nicolas Cage’s arc in Michael S...

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Under The Volcano Review

For Those Who Came In Late: Record producer George Martin became famous for working with the Beatles. His involvement in the Fab Four’s albums earned ...

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Coming Home in the Dark Review

COMING HOME IN THE DARK is the first feature length film from emerging director James Ashcroft. It’s mostly based on a short story by Owen Marshall. T...

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Candyman Review

CANDYMAN is phenomenal. It’s confronting. Bloody, creative.  It’s a wonderful mix of horror, melodrama, and comedy. I’m used to horror being either a ...

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Annette Review

“So may we start?” sing Sparks and the cast at the beginning of Annette, a film that asks its audience’s permission before proceeding with surely one ...

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Reminiscence Review

REMINISCENCE is set in a near-future Miami, that is a dying, semi-flooded city. The United States is in political and economic trouble, with corruptio...

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The Ice Road Review

Liam Neeson is on thin ice as he attempts to rescue miners trapped in a diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories after a curiously preventable e...

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Free Guy Review

Ryan Reynolds is a slave to the game in Free Guy, the new film by director Shawn Levy and from Disney subsidiary 20th Century Studios (née Fox.) He pl...