Review – ‘Joker’

“She always tells me to smile, and put on a happy face.” – Arthur Fleck Everyone who knows Batman, knows Joker. To many, the most well known villain in comic book history. He’s been portrayed many times on television and in films, even resulting in a posthumous Academy Award for Heath Ledger’s performance in 2009’s […]

Theatrical Releases – October 2019

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” – Arthur Fleck Every month we take a look at which films are getting released. October has arrived and the biggest film festivals have screened some awards contenders. Let the hype begin! Please note – I will be discussing the October release list for […]

Netflix Review – Big Mouth – Season 3

After two seasons and a “Furry Valentine“-special with these foulmouthed middle school students and their hormone monsters, comes another 10 episodes of Big Mouth, which this time focuses more on equal rights, different sexual orientations and incest. Yeah, you read that right – incest. The third season starts of right after the events that occurred […]

Review – Raising Dion

Netflix‘s newest science fiction-series, comes from the producers behind Jericho and 24: Legacy. The show is based on the by Dennis Liu written comic book “Raising Dion“, which celebrates diversity, while tackling the challenges of raising a child with superpowers. Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), a recently widowed, African American woman is trying to balance her professional […]

Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

“Stories hurt, stories heal.” – Stella Nicholls Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based on the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. I never grew up reading these books, or even had I heard of them, until I got notified of Guillermo del Toro writing the screenplay for this […]

Review – Abominable

“Find your way home.“ The somewhat recently by Universal Pictures acquired animation studio Dreamworks Animation, who we all know from box office and critical success franchises such as ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Shrek’, is back with a new story that tries to win over young audiences with its cuteness-factor and older audiences with […]

‘Looking For Alaska’ Premiering Exclusively on Stan in October

The highly anticipated new limited series LOOKING FOR ALASKA will premiere in Australia, 19 October, only on Stan, the same day as the US with all episodes dropping at once. LOOKING FOR ALASKA is an 8-episode limited series based on the John Green novel of the same name. It centers on teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), as […]

Jewish International Film Festival Reveals Lineup

With sensational tales packed with screen luminaries, side-splitting comedies, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the Jewish International Film Festival (October 23 – November 21) returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world. Featuring 60 films from 23 countries, the Festival builds on almost 30 years of bringing the best of […]

Sam Worthington Goes Looking For His Family in First Trailer for Netflix Thriller ‘Fractured’

From director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) and writer Alan B. McElroy (Wrong Turn-franchise), Fractured tells the story of Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington). When Ray and his wife Joanne (Lily Rabe) rush their daughter to the emergency room of a nearby hospital after she is hurt in an accident. After being sent away for further testing, […]

Mark Ruffalo Stars in Todd Haynes’ Legal Drama ‘Dark Waters’ Trailer

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Dark Waters, the new drama from director Todd Haynes based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.” Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one […]