Review – Crawl

“Apex predator all day.” Alexandre Aja is back! The French director best known for his gloriously gory remake of The Hills Have Eyes, is delivering another creature feature, after trying out this genre with a bit more humour back in 2010 by remaking Piranha. Crawl is nothing like Piranha 3D. It’s a viciously claustrophobic thriller, full of surprises. Competitive swimmer Haley Keller […]

Review – Booksmart

“Nobody knows we’re fun.” – Molly A coming of age comedy about girls/women, written by women, directed by a woman and starring two talented women. To the guys out there questioning if this is something they should check out, I shout: FUCK YEAH! I’ve seen some critics calling this a “female version” of Superbad, but […]

Review – Stuber

“It’s going down tonight.” – Leon Dolph Lundgren and Sarah Connor-jokes aside, Stuber is nothing more than a rehash of Schwarzenegger action comedies we’ve seen in the ’90s. Formula filmmaking you can predict before it even happens, with violence that tries to shock but mostly just interrupts whatever is really going on on screen. The […]

Review – Parasite

“If I had all this I would be kinder.” – Chung-sook After winning the Palme d’Or in Cannes, the French Oscars let’s say, Sydney Film Festival was quick to reel in that line and get Parasite to screen at multiple sold out venues around the city. At the end of the festival, the film got awarded the biggest price (Best Film) […]

Review – Yesterday

Everyone in the World Has Forgotten the Beatles. Everyone Except Jack…. What if a global power outage caused you to get hit by a bus in the dark, and you wake up discovering there’s no sign of anything The Beatles have ever accomplished?  There was a time when Danny Boyle was a director who’s projects were considered edgy and […]

Review – Toy Story 4

“Yes I Can-ada!” – Duke Caboom The announcement of a fourth Toy Story chapter, felt like an easy cash grab for Disney, after the huge success that was the concluding Toy Story 3. After seeing the first trailer and synopsis, I still wasn’t sure if this was gonna work. So being a bit cautious of seeing these […]

Review – I Am Mother

She’ll keep you safe. In I Am Mother, we find ourselves in a dystopian world where all human life has been wiped out. It’s Day 1 and Daughter (Clara Rugaard) is born from a frozen embryo. 6,000 days later, she’s a young woman taking personality exams and is training to be a doctor. A robot (made […]

SFF Review – Brittany Runs a Marathon

Screened at Sydney Film Festival 2019 After winning the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of the year, I couldn’t skip this at Sydney Film Festival. Brittany Runs a Marathonwas actually the first film I bought a ticket for at this year’s SFF. And what a great choice! The story is loosely based on the experience of one of […]

Review – Aladdin

“You seem to bring me the rough, but not the diamond.” – Jafar Another year, another live-action remake of a Disney Classic. After global billion dollar box office-hit Beauty and the Beast, it didn’t take long before Disney to announce another ’90s animation was getting the treatment. Aladdin was released back in 1992, made history as being the first animated feature ever […]

Review – John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

“I still have time.” – John Wick Para bellum – prepare for war (Latin – English). John Wick is back for more than two hours of hardcore violence with a hint of comedy spiced with exhilaratingly exhausting chases all over the globe. Chad Stahelski‘s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is an epic pandemonium, made to satisfy fans of […]