Theatrical releases – September 2019

“Beep beep, Richie!” – Pennywise Every month we take a look at which films to check out. It’s September and we’re officially entering awards-season. This means – LOTS of great films with stellar performances. That doesn’t mean we won’t get anymore fun movies, because it seems like there will be a bunch of them this […]

Netflix launches ‘The King’ trailer

Last week, Netflix announced a list of films that will get a theatrical release in the US. One of those films is ‘The King‘. Synopsis: Hal, wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and […]

Review – Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

‘A true story of ordinary boys who become extraordinary men.’ Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan tells the story of a group of Australian troops in Vietnam. It’s 1966, Major Smith (Travis Fimmel) is tired of taking care of (mostly) teenage soldiers, and requests to be transferred. His officer (Richard Roxburgh) denies this request and sends […]

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 […]