Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Interview: Julian Dennison


Julian Dennison. You may not have heard that name before, but you should probably get used to hearing it from now on. 

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Film Review: Alice Through the Looking Glass


Alice Through the Looking Glass sees director James Bobin (The Muppets Most Wanted) take the reins on Disney's colourful billion-dollar franchise - but something magical to send it stratospheric continues to elude this garish adaptation of Lewis Carroll's works.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Rank the Films: X-Men


As any regular reader of this blog will know, lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of worst to best.

This month, to celebrate the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, I'm revisiting all nine X-Men films (yep, we're counting Deadpool) and deciding which I like best and those that maybe aren't as great.

And yes, this list includes Apocalypse - it's been in cinemas Down Under for nearly a week, I've seen it and I'm including it in my ranking. Where does it rate? What will come out on top? And, most importantly, does anyone actually think Origins will be anywhere other than last place? 

Well, read on to find out...

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Film Review: X-Men - Apocalypse


Director Bryan Singer is at the helm once again for another round of mutant heroics in X-Men: Apocalypse; a direct sequel to 2014's Days of Future Past, this latest entry sees an ancient evil awaken and threaten to destroy humans and mutants alike.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Film Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a comedy/drama that sees Kim Barker (Tina Fey), a down-on-her-luck New York desk jockey, apply to become a frontline war correspondent. It also stars Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Film Review: The Boy


The Boy is a haunted house horror/thriller film directed by William Brent Bell. It sees a young American woman travel to the UK to nanny for an elderly couple and their child - but she's shocked to discover that the child is in fact a life-sized china doll.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Film Review: Eye in the Sky


Eye in the Sky is an ensemble war thriller that centres on a single decision - to fire or not to fire. Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Iain Glen and the late Alan Rickman, this powerful thriller will have you teetering on the edge of your seat for a nail-biting 100 minutes.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Film Review: The Angry Birds Movie


The Angry Birds Movie is produced by Sony Pictures and is based on the popular mobile app of the same name. It features a star-studded cast and bright, colourful animation - but is it enough to please both kids and adults alike?


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Film Review: Special Correspondents


Special Correspondents is the latest high-profile Netflix exclusive feature film; this time it's English comedian Ricky Gervais at the helm, writing, directing and starring alongside Eric Bana as two radio journalists who're swept up in a lie that threatens both of their careers.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Film Review: Bastille Day


Compiled from the leftover bits and bobs from three-dozen other (and better) action films, Bastille Day is a barely passable effort that is just thrills without the frills. 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Film Review: Where To Invade Next


Michael Moore returns to the fold with his first film in over half a decade to prove he hasn't lost his edge as a satirical and insightful documentarian. This is my review of Where to Invade Next

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Film Review: Sherpa


Sherpa is an Australian documentary film from Jennifer Peedom; it charts the events following a disastrous avalanche on Mount Everest in April 2014 and the impact that this has on the local Nepalese population.

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