Reviews

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Ammonite Review

It is the 1840s in England. Self-taught Palaeontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslett) has a reputation for the Jurassic fossils she has found on the coa...

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Music Review

Zu is a woman in her late thirties who has had a hard time fighting her drug addiction and alcoholism. Her mother died which left her grandmother Mill...

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The Xrossing Review

The murder of a young woman has remained unsolved for more than a year. It occurred in the outskirts of the city of Perth, in the Eastern Hills area. ...

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Nomadland Review

Director of The Rider and the upcoming Marvel tentpole Eternals (I am baffled, too) Chloe Zhao shines a light on some of the grimmer aspects of the Un...

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Wonder Woman 1984 Review

Well, it’s the ‘80s, isn’t it? Certainly the production, the costuming, and the soundtrack won’t let you forget it. And being immortal, our gal – Gal ...

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The Croods: A New Age Review

The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.

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The Furnace Review

Two cameleers, Jundah (Kaushik Das) and Hanif (Ahmed Malik) are crossing the Western Australian desert in 1897. They traverse this inhospitable landsc...

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A Christmas Gift from Bob Review

Had “Bob” been a dog, I would have been first in line to see this flick. However, Bob being a cat, meant the film inspired a little less p...

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The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Review

The Brothers Gibb who became the musical trio the Bee Gees, were born after the Second World War; Barry in 1946, and the twins Robin and Maurice in 19...

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The War with Grandpa Review

The War with Grandpa was a book written in 1984 by Robert Kimmel Smith. It was aimed specifically at children and has been studied and written about b...

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Happiest Season Review

One fine day just prior to Christmas, Pittsburgh-based journo Harper (Mackenzie Davis) takes her girlfriend, Abby (Kristen Stewart) to her picturesque...

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Fatman Review

Fatman is one of those movies that you can’t help but immediately judge after seeing the promotional material in Australia, especially the posters. 

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Radioactive Review

Marie Curie, as the world knows her, was born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw in 1867. She came from a family who strongly believed in education. Her mothe...

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always Review

Autumn Callahan (Sidney Flanigan) is a seventeen-year-old from a small town in Pennsylvania. She lives with her mother and siblings. She also lives wi...

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Kajillionaire Review

KAJILLIONAIRE tells the story of Old Dolio Dyne (Evan Rachel Wood) a 26-year-old woman who lives in Los Angeles with her parents Theresa (Debra Winger...

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Rams Review

RAMS is a new Australian film starring Sam Neill and Michael Caton and directed by Jeremy Sims. The official blurb sets out the story: In remote Weste...

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Honest Thief Review

At 68 years old, Liam Neeson is one lucky bugger to still draw audiences as an “action hero”. Despite his [gracefully] advancing years, he...

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Baby Done Review

BABY DONE is a New Zealand comedy about a couple, Zoe (Rose Matafeo) and Tim (Matthew Lewis), who are some years into a stable relationship. They are ...

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

In August 1968, there were Anti-Vietnam War protests in Chicago, Illinois. The Democratic National Convention was taking place and there were numerous...

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Dirt Music Review

Tim Winton is hard to adapt for the screen. Do it right, as in Simon Baker’s 2017 feature directing debut, Breath, and you can wind up with something ...