Press Play – Film Review

When the artistic Laura (Clara Rugaard – I Am Mother) meets the love of her life, it seems she’s living the dream, but it all comes crashing down when her vinyl-loving boyfriend suddenly dies. Devastated by her loss, she discovers that the mix-tape they made together can transport her back in time, giving her a …

Eternal Spring – Film Review | Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022

In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of the outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice. In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in …

Waterman – Film Review | Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022

As someone who isn’t familiar with the world of surfing, this documentary about five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was a revealing and beyond inspiring viewing that defies time and legacy. Majestically narrated by Jason Momoa, the film takes us on a journey through the many highlights of Duke’s professional life. He’s …

The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus – Film Review

In the Afghanistan desert, a group of mercenaries out for treasure complete their greatest heist. Seeking refuge from the hunting Taliban in a nearby cave, they are soon joined by retreating US soldiers, and both groups are trapped within by a rocket explosion at the cave’s entrance. The newly joined parties need to work together …

Baloney – Film Review

Co-creators Michael Phillis and Rory Davis invite viewers to take a look behind the scenes of their beloved Gay All-Male Revue, BALONEY. While we witness them and their collaborators rehearse for their new show, which premiered just a few weeks before the global pandemic hit, we also get to know the cast a little better. …

Love, Victor (Season 3) – TV Review

Love, Victor — “Brave” – 308 — The Winter Carnival brings all of our characters back to where the series started. As they consider their plans past high school, they each have decisions about who they want to be with, and where their futures may lead. Victor (Michael Cimino), shown. (Photo by: Gilles Mingasson/Hulu) Love, …

Jurassic World: Dominion – Film Review

We’ve come a long way since Steven Spielberg’s classic dinosaur spectacle. Five sequels later, we’ve arrived at what looks to be the final chapter in this second trilogy. The original gang is back in this legacyquel, joining forces with the Jurassic World stars. Jurassic World: Dominion picks up a couple of years after the events …

Les pires (The Worst Ones) – Film Review | Festival de Cannes 2022

During the summer, four teenagers from the Picasso projects in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, get street cast to star in a feature film. Everyone claims they picked “the worst ones”, but while filming we get a closer look at who they really are. Director/writers duo Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret wonderfully blend filmmaking and storytelling on- and off-screen, …

The Innocents – Film Review

The Innocents follows four children who become friends during the bright Nordic summer holidays. Out of sight of the adults, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen. While numerous superhero franchises try (and succeed) …

Escape the Field – Film Review

Shane West as Ryan in Escape The Field. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lionsgate One-by-one, six strangers wake up in a never-ending cornfield. None of them remember how they got there, and they all have their own set of theories. With nothing but one item on them, they must find a way to Escape the Field, …