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 […]

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 […]

Netflix Review – ‘You’ Season 2

The first season of ‘You‘ became a sleeper hit for Netflix. Based on Caroline Kepnes‘ 2014 thriller novel of the same name, ‘You‘ follows the life of a dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man who will go to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by. Season 2 has […]

Stan Originals Review – ‘The Commons: Season 1’

Set in a very familiar future, the Stan Original Series The Commons is a gripping character-driven relationship drama and a story about motherhood as the ultimate act of faith in humanity. If it wasn’t for the futuristic technicalities, this somewhat too frighteningly realistic series could take place in today’s Sydney, going through climate change. Taking us into a […]

Netflix Review – ‘Lost in Space: Season 2’

Seven months after the events in the exhilarating ending of Lost in Space‘s first season, the Robinson family got stranded with their Jupiter 2 on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot. The Robinsons must work together to stay out of danger, lurking around each corner, and even from within their spacecraft in the […]

Review – ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

After more than 40 years and eight chapters of Star Wars, the Skywalker-saga comes to an end with episode IX. J.J. Abrams is back to direct this final chapter, after passing the torch to Rian Johnson in 2017, who divided the fandom with his ‘The Last Jedi‘. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an […]

Review – ‘Cats’

“Cats are not dogs” – Deuteronomy Tom Hooper, best known for his Oscar-winning film version of the smash hit musical ‘Les Misérables‘, has made an oddly mesmerising big screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s well known stage musical ‘Cats‘. With actors fully covered in what was supposed to look like realistic CGI-fur, its paper thin […]