Sunday, 8 December 2019

Film Review: 1917


British filmmaker Sam Mendes serves as both writer and director on 1917, an audacious war film that is a technical marvel with a hefty emotional wallop for good measure.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Film Review: The Irishman


"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster." Martin Scorsese reunites with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for The Irishman, a sprawling mobster epic that spans the 20th century.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Film Review: Doctor Sleep


A sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s seminal horror The Shining, Doctor Sleep sees director Mike Flanagan prove himself a studious and competent caretaker of The Overlook Hotel.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Film Review: Dolemite Is My Name


Dolemite is his name, and fuckin' up motherfuckers is his game. Eddie Murphy makes a long overdue comeback in Craig Brewer's biopic of comedian, musician and blaxploitation star Rudy Ray Moore.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Film Review: Terminator – Dark Fate


Just like he promised, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the T-800 in the sixth Terminator film, Dark Fate – but rather than providing a shot in the arm, Tim Miller’s (Deadpool) attempt to revive this ailing franchise sees it further tangled in a time loop of its own creation.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Classic Film: Terminator 2 – Judgement Day


Hasta la vista, baby. Ahead of Terminator: Dark Fate, I take a look back at Terminator 2: Judgement Day – a rare breed of sequel that can be considered career-best work for both director James Cameron and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

Friday, 25 October 2019

Film Review: Ready or Not


Grace (Samara Weaving) gets an unusual introduction to her new in-laws when they insist she take part in an eccentric – and deadly – game of hide and seek. 

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Film Review: Fisherman's Friends


Yo ho, the Mini British Film Festival is on the horizon once again. I previewed Fisherman's Friends, one of the films featured in this year's festival. 

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Content Is King: Why Streaming Will Snuff Itself Out


Netflix, Amazon Prime, Stan, Foxtel Go – they say you can never have too much of a good thing, but as more and more streaming services enter the market, I can't help but feel that saturation will only lead to suffocation. 

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Friday, 9 August 2019

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Film Review: Crawl


Director Alexandre Aja unleashes an army of alligators on a dysfunctional Florida family during a hurricane in horror/thriller, Crawl.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Film Review: Booksmart


Olivia Wilde's Booksmart is a breath of fresh air that proves even a genre as well-trodden as the high school comedy can feel new again with the right vision and voice behind it. 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Film Review: Annabelle Comes Home


The third Conjuring film to focus on possessed doll Annabelle, director Gary Dauberman's Annabelle Comes Home proves to be a surprisingly effective haunted house ride.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Film Review: Aladdin


Hop on a magic carpet and journey to Agrabah once again in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, starring Will Smith as the big, blue and boisterous Genie. 

Saturday, 18 May 2019

TV Review: Game of Thrones S8E5 - 'The Bells'


We're just a few days out from Game of Thrones' series finale, but before we get there, here are some of my thoughts on the divisive penultimate episode, 'The Bells'.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Film Review: John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum


Yeah, we're thinking he's back. Keanu Reeves dons the crisp tuxedo and pistol holsters of monosyllabic assassin John Wick for a third time. Prepare for war, because this one gets bloody.

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