Sydney South African Film Festival goes national with virtual 2020 program

Tickets on sale now! The Sydney South African Film Festival (SSAFF) is one of Australia‚Äôs first festivals to go online in 2020. The Festival will screen nationwide from 16 to 26 May, with four feature films, four documentaries and one short. Q&A-sessions and interviews with the directors are planned to run in conjunction with the films. All […]

Review – ‘How To Build a Girl’

Caitlin Moran‘s novel (who also wrote the screenplay) ‘How To Build a Girl‘ tells the story of teenager Johanna Morrigan’s (Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart) journey as she reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde. Yesterday, a teenager in search of her own identity; today, a sex-positive wild child with an infamous look, and trash talking the finest […]

Review – ‘The Lodge’

Who doesn’t want to go to a remote lodge in winter to celebrate Christmas with the family?! Unless of course it’s with your stepmom, who you don’t necessarily have anything in common with. That’s exactly what happens in Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz‘s newest film ‘The Lodge‘. After its premiere at Sundance over a year […]

Review – ‘Color Out of Space’

Cult director Richard Stanley (who once famously got fired as the director of ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau‘) directs H.P. Lovecraft‘s cosmic nightmare Color Out of Space. The story follows Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage continuing his Cage-aissance) and his family, whose recent retreat to rural life gets interrupted when a meteorite crashes into their front […]

Review – ‘Butt Boy’

Who is Butt Boy? Where is Butt Boy? Why is Butt Boy? Let’s settle it once and for all: Butt Boy just is! That’s right. Writer, director and star of this one-of-a-kind experience, Tyler Cornack (this is also his directorial debut), has created something so foolish and ridiculous, it turns into something exceptionally entertaining unlike […]

Review – ‘Hostage’ (1983)

Umbrella Entertainment is bringing back Frank Shields‘ (The Breaker) ’80s cult classic ‘Hostage‘. Not only is this version restored so it can be viewed in glorious 4K, this is also a slightly longer director’s cut of the film, based on the incredible, yet terrifying true story of Christine Maresch (Kerry Mack – The Lancaster Miller […]

Netflix Review – ‘The Half of It’

Shy, straight-A student Ellie (Leah Lewis – Nancy Drew) is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul (Daniel Diemer – Sacred Lies), who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. You’d probably think, “oh, so this is […]

Netflix Review – ‘Dangerous Lies’

A few months after the tragic events at the diner Katie Franklin (Camila Mendes – Riverdale) worked at, she finds a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his rather large, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she […]

Netflix Review – ‘Hollywood’

Ryan Murphy, mostly known for creating iconic tv-series such as Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story and Glee, is ready to unleash a somewhat unconventional take on the Hollywood-dream. ‘Hollywood‘ is his second series made for Netflix (after 2019’s ‘The Politician‘) and is something we haven’t really seen from him before. Ian Brennan (Scream Queens) co-created ‘Hollywood‘, […]

Netflix Review – ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Season 1

British production company Fremantle, well known for creating reality competition shows such as America’s Got Talent and Project Runway Australia, has come up with the newest dating show for Netflix. Ten young, hot singles from around the world come together in a tropical paradise for what they think will be the most exotic and erotic […]