Review – ‘The Hunt’

Pushed back from its September 27 release date last year, without any real reason given by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, ‘The Hunt‘ finally finds an audience on VOD after a limited theatrical release – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting it as “the most talked movie of the year that no one’s actually seen” is […]

Review – ‘Onward’

Writer and director of 2013’s Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University, Dan Scanlon, is back with a new Pixar-animated film. This time no monsters, but mythical creatures such as elves, dragons and not enough unicorns, to make us smile and tear up just that tiny bit, like we’re so used to from animation powerhouse Pixar. But […]

Netflix Review – ‘Locke & Key’ Season 1

Netflix Series Locke & Key is based on the comic book series written by Joe Hill (son of writer Stephen King) and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez. Several studios and creative minds have been trying to get this comic book series onto the big screen, and the little one, for over a decade. The time has finally […]

Mardi Gras Film Festival Review – ‘Top 3’

Swedish animated film Top 3, part of this this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival program, is straightforward and tells its story in a very unique way. In this funny, bittersweet romantic comedy, perpetual list-maker Anton (Eric Ernerstedt) falls in love with David (Jonas Jonsson), but things start to go awry when Anton realises that his […]

Review – ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Eggers‘ The Lighthouse could’ve easily been perceived a classic film from about a century ago. It isn’t just disturbingly strange and undeniably tense, this original fantasy gothic horror also has some pitch-black comedy blended in. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before – and that in 2020? Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their […]

Review – ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

First time full feature film directors and writers Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz bring a subtle commentary on social care, to what seems to be just your typical feel good film. In doing so, they’ve crafted not just an incredibly enthralling gem of a film, but also one that lingers in your mind long after […]

Fantastic Film Festival Australia Unveils Full Program

STRANGE, SUBVERSIVE AND SURREAL Dystopian zombie mutants, reality-bending psychological terror, dreamlike animations, and a healthy dose of gore – the inaugural Fantastic Film Festival Australia (20 Feb – 4 March) has announced its full program of strange and surreal, boundary-pushing and bizarre cinema screening at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn (VIC) and Ritz Cinemas, Randwick (NSW). Offering up its own distinct perspective on […]

Review – ‘A Hidden Life’

“We lived above the clouds.” – Fani Jägerstätter Director Terrence Malick isn’t known for his very straight forward story telling methods. Surprisingly ‘A Hidden Life‘ is his most mainstream film in years. In saying that, he doesn’t necessarily let go of his visionary filmmaking strategy, but makes it more approachable for audiences who unknowingly sit […]

Review – ‘Seberg’

“Who is Jean Seberg?”, many might ask. Seberg was an American actress who lived half her life in France. Her performance in Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1960 film Breathless immortalised her as an icon of French New Wave cinema. Now, Hollywood has found the perfect actress in Kristen Stewart, to portray her and the real events of the […]

Prime Video Review – ‘Troop Zero’

After its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, in early 2019, Troop Zero went on to screen at a couple of American film festivals, until it premiered just recently on Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video. It tells the story of a misfit girl in rural 1977 Georgia, who dreams of life in outer space. When a […]