Netflix Review – ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Season 1

TOO HOT TO HANDLE 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 …

Review – ‘Trolls World Tour’

Once a global toy phenomenon, Trolls found new success on the big screen in 2016. Making about 345 million USD at the global box office, a popular Netflix spin-off series wasn’t far behind – although that show didn’t have any similarities animation-wise – and a sequel announced to open in theaters March 2020. Then just …

Netflix Review – ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Let me make one thing clear, just because this film stars a 12-year-old teaming up with an incompetent cop, doesn’t make this a film for teens. It’s highly inappropriate, vulgar and violent AF. But guess what, ‘Coffee & Kareem’ is Netflix’s ‘Good Boys’ – a film in which three teenagers find a bag of drugs …

Review – ‘Come to Daddy’

“There is no one else like my daddy.” – Beyoncé Star and universally renowned hobbit, Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings-trilogy) has starred in numerous horror/thriller-esque vehicles over the past decade. In New Zealand-born Ant Timpson’s directorial debut, ‘Come to Daddy’ we see Norval Greenwood (Wood), a privileged man-child visit the beautiful coastal home …

Netflix Review – ‘Ozark’ Season 3

After a somewhat lazy and slower second season, Netflix’s Ozark surprisingly doubled up on its Primetime Emmy Awards nominations earlier this year with a win for star, director and producer Jason Bateman and co-star Julia Garner. This not only caused the streaming platform’s crime drama to get some extra well deserved new attention, but also …

Review – ‘The Hunt’

Pushed back from its September 27 release date last year, without any real reason given by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, ‘The Hunt’ finally finds an audience on VOD after a limited theatrical release – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting it as “the most talked movie of the year that no one’s actually seen” is …

Review – ‘Onward’

Writer and director of 2013’s Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University, Dan Scanlon, is back with a new Pixar-animated film. This time no monsters, but mythical creatures such as elves, dragons and not enough unicorns, to make us smile and tear up just that tiny bit, like we’re so used to from animation powerhouse Pixar. But …

Netflix Review – ‘Locke & Key’ Season 1

Netflix Series Locke & Key is based on the comic book series written by Joe Hill (son of writer Stephen King) and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez. Several studios and creative minds have been trying to get this comic book series onto the big screen, and the little one, for over a decade. The time has finally …

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 …

Fantastic Film Festival Australia Unveils Full Program

STRANGE, SUBVERSIVE AND SURREAL Dystopian zombie mutants, reality-bending psychological terror, dreamlike animations, and a healthy dose of gore – the inaugural Fantastic Film Festival Australia (20 Feb – 4 March) has announced its full program of strange and surreal, boundary-pushing and bizarre cinema screening at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn (VIC) and Ritz Cinemas, Randwick (NSW). Offering up its own distinct perspective on …