Thursday 31 December 2020

Sunday 13 December 2020

My Top 5 TV Shows of 2020

Phew, what a year huh? 2020 has lasted for what feels like a century of centuries, but here we are, only a few days away from the start of another year. That must mean it's time to look back at the entertainment highlights – starting with the best that TV and streaming had to offer.

Monday 12 October 2020

My Top 10 PlayStation 4 Games

With Sony's PlayStation 4 system only days away from being usurped by a newer, sexier model, I wanted to take the time to look back at some of my favourite titles to grace our screens this generation. 

Sunday 30 August 2020

TRON Legacy: Life on the Digital Frontier

We recently learned that Disney wants to reboot TRON for the second time, with director Garth Davies at the helm and actor Jared Leto front and centre. So I decided to look back at the last time this happened, 2010’s TRON: Legacy, to sing the praises of an underrated cult classic.

Thursday 27 August 2020

Film Review: Tenet

After cinema's COVID-induced hiatus, Christopher Nolan's Tenet is the first bonafide tentpole film to entice audiences back to multiplexes – but is the high-concept spy thriller too loopy for its own good?

Saturday 6 June 2020

Mission Impossible II at 20 – Misguided or Just Misunderstood?

Twenty years ago this month, Tom Cruise and John Woo were dominating the box office with their kinetic and wild take on Mission Impossible. Somewhat maligned as the ugly duckling following a string of superior sequels, I thought it was about time that we set the record straight, and appreciated Mission Impossible II for what it really is – wildly misunderstood.

Monday 4 May 2020

Never Tell Me the Odds: The Empire Strikes Back at 40

The Empire Strikes Back first hit cinemas forty years ago this month, so I wanted to take a look back at the film that redefined what was possible in a sequel, and proved that Star Wars wasn't a mere fluke.

Sunday 19 April 2020

Film Review: The Way Back

Art isn’t just imitating life in Gavin O’Connor’s The Way Back, where lead actor Ben Affleck’s personal issues are unmistakably intertwined with those of his character in this compelling but formulaic sports drama.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Film Review: The Hunt

Craig Zobel's The Hunt has been branded the 'most talked about movie of the year'; but was deafening discourse worth the oxygen? 

Friday 27 March 2020

Classic Film: Rear Window

In a scary world fixated on the importance of social distancing and self-isolation, Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window felt like a fitting oldie to pop in while stuck at home. Here's my review of a classic.

Sunday 15 March 2020

Monday 9 March 2020

Film Review: Queen and Slim

After arranging to meet through Tinder, a young African-American couple’s mediocre first date takes a turn for the worse when they are pulled over by a trigger-happy police officer.

Sunday 1 March 2020

Classic Film: Dr. No

With No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond film, just a couple of weeks away, I wanted to look back at the first entry from over 50 years ago, Dr No.

Saturday 29 February 2020

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Film Review: Richard Jewell

After a bomb detonates at the 1996 Olympic Games, the FBI tries to pin the blame on the one man who saved the day in director Clint Eastwood's simmering character study, Richard Jewell

Sunday 16 February 2020

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Strange Times: Is Marvel Stifling Creativity?

With writer/director Scott Derrickson parting ways with Marvel on the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, the inherent flaws in sticking to the script and keeping everything uniform are starting to appear.

Film Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Premiering at South by Southwest last year, indie sleeper hit The Peanut Butter Falcon makes its way into Australian cinemas later this month. 

Sunday 5 January 2020

Power Trip: Unpacking the Success of Succession

With Succession up for three Golden Globes this weekend, I wanted to unpack what got me hooked on the thrilling series about the worst family on television (apart from the Kardashians, of course).


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