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2023-12-07 17:00
Mike Roth’s Merry Little Batman does a great job capturing the warmth and magic of Christmas, even if it does feel like it’s been stretched a little thin. Winter might ju… Read More
2023-12-07 11:56
Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom stands the test of time, over 60 years since its initial release, in this disturbing portrait of a sympathetic serial killer.  Perhaps the mos… Read More
Spider (2002): Film Review
2023-12-06 16:31
Cronenberg’s controlled direction and Fiennes’s mesmerizing performance make Spider a riveting portrayal of one fractured mind haunted by a painful past. There are few di… Read More
Wonder Woman (1975): Episode 2 Review
2023-12-06 14:52
Wonder Woman (1975) episode 2 turns down the established ‘70s quirkiness, and serves as a sort of prologue to the previous episode.  Wonder Woman episode 2 (“Wonder Woman… Read More
2023-12-05 17:45
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is a showstopping visual experience that showcases all sides of Beyoncé, proving that she is the greatest working live performer we have. … Read More
2023-12-05 16:47
Monica is an extraordinary, delicate story of acceptance and healing that takes a fresh look at a marginalised community. The mere knowledge of what Andrea Pallaoro’s Monica is… Read More
Princess Mononoke: Film Review
2023-12-05 16:31
Blending gorgeous visuals with a tender and topical narrative that speaks to the soul, Princess Mononoke is one of Ghibli’s most important films yet. Studio Ghibli is a product… Read More
2023-12-04 21:06
As heartwarming as a box of chocolate, Wonka is a delightful film, perfect for the Christmas holidays with its musical numbers and dreamy visuals. “Every good thing in this wor… Read More
2023-12-04 19:19
William Brent Bell’s Lord of Misrule is a competently made but creatively bankrupt horror film that fails to impress despite its intriguing premise. Evil exists all around us… Read More
2023-12-04 19:13
Concrete Utopia is a disaster film, a social critique, and a warning against oppressive systems rolled into one well-shot, if tonally erratic, thriller. Um Tae-hwa’s Concrete U… Read More
5 Great Movies With High Stakes
2023-12-04 19:00
Why are we so drawn to movies with high stakes? These films keep our eyes glued to the screen as we wait to find out their characters’ fates, and there’s something incredibly rew… Read More
2023-12-04 18:35
A Creature Was Stirring has a few moments of strong ambition but unfortunately can’t detach from its weak screenplay and pacing. Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for… Read More
2023-12-04 12:30
Shot in a beautiful setting, Tarrac is a moving and heartwarming tale of grief, family, and community when challenges arise.  With a moving story that explores the characters&rs&hell…Read More
2023-12-04 11:30
Savanah Leaf’s feature film debut, Earth Mama, is an exquisitely rendered, quietly powerful portrait of a young mother trying to navigate a broken system and cruel world. Set i… Read More
Anselm: Wim Wenders Film Review
2023-12-04 10:30
Wim Wenders introduces the artist Anselm Keifer to a broader audience in Anselm, an insightful portrait of a most unconventional creative. It’s just typical: you wait ages for… Read More
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder Review
2023-12-03 16:12
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder ditches the theatrics of last week’s episode for a darker, more character-driven story that goes back to the show’s roots. Though it seemed hard t… Read More
2023-12-02 18:21
A Disturbance In The Force is an entertaining documentary that deeply delves into television’s greatest disaster. Star Wars is a unique beast of a franchise. Created by George… Read More
2023-12-02 17:30
Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One is one of the and most impressive entries in the series based around the classic kaiju. In 1954, Japanese filmmaker Ishirō Honda crea… Read More
2023-12-02 16:15
Great Photo, Lovely Life is a powerful documentary. Excellent filmmaking and storytelling support a heartbreaking but vital story, making it a worthwhile watch. After nearly two hour… Read More
2023-12-01 20:06
Silent Night sees John Woo return to form by combining gorgeously brutal action with laughably overbearing drama, making it fun for the right and wrong reasons. Director John Woo ret… Read More
2023-12-01 00:22
Boosted by a career-best performance by Vijay and assured direction from Lokesh Kanagaraj, Leo quickly climbs to the top of the Lokesh Cinematic Universe as its best entry yet. … Read More
2023-11-30 23:58
Loop Track takes time to reach its destination, but the path leading to the film’s conclusion is a satisfying surprise. Thomas Sainsbury showcases his multifaceted talent, taki… Read More
2023-11-30 17:00
Candy Cane Lane can only squeeze a small amount of decent comedy from its awkward directing and flimsy writing, making for a stale holiday treat. Well, now that Thanksgiving is over… Read More
2023-11-30 16:24
As streaming services jockey for our attention, we provide the power rankings of their new original offerings, from November 2023. Just as sports franchises fluctuate from week to week, c… Read More
2023-11-30 04:11
Netflix’s Family Switch may not be perfect, but Jennifer Garner and Emma Myers make it a heartwarming holiday comedy. As we get closer to the month of December, you will start… Read More
2023-11-30 00:17
Spanish horror Everyone Will Burn is a wicked soap opera where good vs. evil is only part of the end of days. David Hebrero’s Everyone Will Burn (Y Todos Arderán) employ… Read More
5 Great Oscar Isaac Films
2023-11-29 22:58
Born in Guatemala but raised in the US, Oscar Isaac has become one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation. If his portrayal of Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise… Read More
2023-11-29 15:47
Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essidu star in the magical Genie, the latest film from Richard Curtis, which captures the enchantment of family at Christmas. Rom-com pundit Richard Curtis… Read More
5 Movies About Education & Teaching
2023-11-29 01:14
Why do we love movies about education and teaching so much? Our formative years are a time where most of us make memories that we’ll carry with us for a long time, as it’s when o… Read More
2023-11-27 17:25
Despite some structural flaws, Pianoforte is an interesting documentary on the music industry and the competition within it. As someone who has been playing the piano since before I… Read More
2023-11-26 21:08
Doctor Who takes audiences back in time with The Star Beast,  a charming new story that marks a clear return to form for the iconic show. Ever since David Tennant made his shock… Read More
2023-11-25 08:02
Writer/Director Carl Joseph Papa’s The Missing paints a thoughtful story on the lasting effects of childhood trauma and how to overcome lifelong nightmares. Childhood trauma is… Read More
5 Films With Alternate Timelines
2023-11-24 19:01
The season 2 finale of Loki has just aired, renewing our interest in the multiverse with an unexpected ending that made us more excited about the future of the MCU. But even before Marvel an… Read More
Wonder Woman (1975): Episode 1 Review
2023-11-22 18:56
Wonder Woman (1975)episode 1 is familiar at first, but the quirky ‘70s presentation of 1940s Washington feels refreshing in our time of superhero-fatigue.  “…any c… Read More
2023-11-22 17:45
Ricard Cussó and Tania Vincent’s family animation Scarygirl is reminiscent of Pixar Studios movies, in that it is designed to both entertain and ca… Read More
5 Great Jenna Ortega Movies
2023-11-21 16:59
Jenna Marie Ortega, known as Jenna Ortega, is an American actress who started her acting career at the age of 12 as a child artist and soon got recognition for her exceptional portrayal of y… Read More
Manodrome: Film Review
2023-11-21 16:01
Manodrome is a shocking but crude meditation exploring the limits of toxic masculinity, featuring Jesse Eisenberg in an unforgettable, explosive performance. It’s been a minute… Read More
Gladiator (2000): Film Review
2023-11-21 15:58
A cavalcade of exceptional visuals, great acting and top notch direction makes Gladiator one of Hollywood’s greatest epic films. The epic is a difficult film to pull off well;… Read More
2023-11-20 22:42
With its easter eggs and fascinating animation style, Wish is undoubtedly a fitting tribute to Disney’s 100th anniversary. 2023 marked Disney’s 100th anniversary and what… Read More
2023-11-20 16:29
Frybread Face and Me is an authentic portrayal of Native American life in the twenty-first century, combining humor and family drama with brutal honesty about an often overlooked culture… Read More
Alien: Covenant (2017) Film Review
2023-11-18 17:55
Alien: Covenant aims for two birds with one stone and grazes both; perhaps actually striking one might have been better. Alien: Covenant (2017), the sequel to the prequel to the orig… Read More
2023-11-18 01:26
Paper-thin, disposable characters and cheap scares accompany Thanksgiving, Eli Roth’s latest B-movie venture based on his Grindhouse short. For a few years, Eli Roth has strugg… Read More
2023-11-17 19:01
Despite a committed performance by Joaquin Phoenix, Napoleon never manages to fully capture the greatness that its subject possessed. Napoleon Bonaparte is such fertile ground for a… Read More
2023-11-17 16:27
Blow Up My Life is a riveting watch from start to finish. It is a perfect balance of comedy and action, with stellar acting and surprises at every turn. Making a comedic thriller abo… Read More
2023-11-17 08:01
With only a week to go, episode 7 of Lessons in Chemistry delivers a beautiful and heartfelt episode as it sets up for the season finale. This review contains spoilers for episo… Read More
5 Quirky Australian Animated Films
2023-11-17 00:05
Animation is one of the genres that truly allows a movie maker’s imagination to run riot. That has been evident since the early Disney classics like Fantasia and Dumbo, but filmmakers… Read More
Paul Sng On Tish: Interview
2023-11-16 13:19
We interview documentarian Paul Sng, whose latest film, Tish, tells the story of working-class British artist Tish Murtha. Less than a decade after he burst onto the scene with 2015&rsquo&hell…Read More
Goosebumps: Episode 10 Review
2023-11-15 17:00
Episode 10 of Goosebumps wraps up the show’s first season with a whimsical sense of adventure that will leave fans feeling satisfied.  And with that, the first season of Gooseb… Read More
2023-11-13 16:31
Paul Sng’s latest documentary Tish recounts the life and times of British photographer Tish Murtha with compassion and authenticity. Who gets to tell our stories? Photographer… Read More
2023-11-13 14:55
Mami Wata’s hypnotic opening is overruled by underdeveloped characters and a general lethargy, in a film that’s at times breathtaking, at others unfocussed. C.J. &ls&hell…Read More
2023-11-11 23:14
Tiger 3 doesn’t reach the heights of Pathaan, despite a consistent array of fun action scenes and the legendary presence of Shah Rukh Khan. The YRF Spy Universe continues to ex… Read More
2023-11-11 21:18
Napoleon boasts many reasons for your undivided attention, but here are the top 5 reasons why you should see the Ridley Scott masterpiece. It’s been a big year full of some highly a… Read More
Blade Runner (1982): Film Review
2023-11-11 18:08
Forty years after it was made, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) is a timeless masterpiece and a very relevant rewatch in 2023. Ridley Scott is known for his many films across… Read More
A Good Year (2006): Film Review
2023-11-11 17:57
Ridley Scott’s A Good Year is an underappreciated gem that shows us a different side to both the celebrated director and lead star Russell Crowe. Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe… Read More
Loki Season 2 Finale Review
2023-11-10 22:37
The Loki season 2 finale is not only a great finale in its own right, but also an interesting examination of the current state of the MCU. The word on the street is that the Marvel Cinema… Read More
2023-11-10 17:58
Episode 6 of Lessons in Chemistry remains as strong and compelling as ever as the AppleTV+ series explores Elizabeth’s past and present issues.   This review contains… Read More
2023-11-09 00:37
Zohar Wagner’s Savoy mixes archival footage and reenactments to poignantly tell a survivor’s account of the 1975 Tel Aviv hostage situation. The path to peace is long, fr… Read More
2023-11-08 23:40
Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani make an exemplary trio in The Marvels, a satisfying, silly cosmic adventure. When The Marvels begins, it becomes noticeably clear is tha… Read More
Goosebumps: Episode 9 Review
2023-11-08 17:01
Episode 9 of Goosebumps gets meta as the characters make a return to normality and the series gets ready for the season finale.  Episode 9 of Goosebumps makes one begin to imagine th… Read More
2023-11-08 14:41
Hayseed is a new indie movie with notable performances. A slow start and underdeveloped moments don’t diminish a surprisingly deep and unpredictable whodunnit. Hayseed is a new… Read More
2023-11-08 00:01
Netflix series Robbie Williams is an earnest overview of the life and career of one of the UK’s most influential solo artists of the 20th century.  “It was an unusua… Read More
Of An Age (2022): Film Review
2023-11-07 18:36
Of an Age is Goran Stolevski’s soft but skilful drama about a queer romance that happened at the wrong time in all the right ways. With his second feature film, Of an Age, writ… Read More
2023-11-07 12:21
The Shadow of the Day, Giuseppe Piccioni’s romantic character drama, is entertaining and simplistic in its intimacy, but it never gets quite as tense as its premise may suggest… Read More
2023-11-06 18:48
It’s a Wonderful Knife is a campy Christmas-themed horror slasher that embraces its lighthearted approach while offering abundant entertainment. Director Tyler MacIntyre (Trage… Read More
2023-11-06 18:48
For All Mankind Season 4 is the best season yet, featuring thrills, chills, and a race to capture the most profitable asteroid Earth has ever seen. Apple TV’s For All Mankind i… Read More
2023-11-06 18:42
The Curse is an extremely uneasy show that plays to the strengths of creators Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie. This review of The Curse was written having only been provided with 9 e… Read More
2023-11-06 16:08
The Stones and Brian Jones is a reverent, objective, and above all, intimate documentary. It tells the story of the heart and spirit of The Rolling Stones. “Brian was the heart… Read More
2023-11-06 16:03
As a film about grief, love, and second chances, One True Loves does not entirely deliver on its fascinating premise and leaves the audience wanting more. As One True Loves goes on… Read More
Kane: Film Review
2023-11-06 15:22
Kane works as an exploration of the blurred lines between loyalty and identity, but it ultimately falls short of being a psychologically tense thriller full of action, suspense, and twists… Read More
Prometheus: Film Review
2023-11-04 17:43
Prometheus may not be a satisfying prequel, but it more than makes up for it by being a fascinating sci fi film to unpack. You know, the more alien movies I see, the more I am convin… Read More
The Beguiled (2017) Film Review
2023-11-04 17:38
Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of the southern gothic melodrama The Beguiled illustrates the director’s command over atmosphere. The only things surrounding the mansion are w… Read More

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