Review – 'Little Women'

Greta Gerwig‘s post-‘Lady Bird‘ female centred ‘Little Women‘, based on the acclaimed novel by Louisa May Alcott, takes us back to the late 19th century in which we follow the lives of the March-family. Numerous adaptations have been made over the past few decades, but Gerwig elevates the material, translating it in a way to […]

Review – 'Playmobil: The Movie'

After the huge success LEGO had at the box office with films such as ‘The Lego Movie‘ and ‘The Lego Batman Movie‘, the in some ways similar German toy brand ‘Playmobil’ announced production on their very own first cinematic adventure, in honour of the toy line’s 45th anniversary. When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) […]

Review – 'Mrs Lowry & Son'

Adrian Noble‘s Mrs Lowry & Son paints a portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion. This conventional drama never delivers anything fresh or outlandish and is as forgettable as they come. When we first meet L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), wandering the […]

Review – ‘Frozen II’

2013’s ‘Frozen‘ not only became the biggest animated film at the global box office of all time, it was a true pop phenomenon in every household with little children screaming along to Elsa’s rendition of ‘Let It Go’. Six years have passed and Disney is re-visiting Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven who hastily have […]

Review – ‘Knives Out’

Rian Johnson‘s (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘) ensemble juggernaut ‘Knives Out‘ is a cutting edge whodunnit with lots of witty one-liners and twists, an underlying political sneer at modern America, and first-rate actors that will both shock and surprise you. As soon as the classical music kicks in with the murder scene draped in fog, […]

Review – ‘Charlie’s Angels’

In a world full of superheroes and James Bond‘s, more female role models rise – and it’s about time! The ‘Charlie’s Angels‘-brand has stood the test of time and with every generation, a trio of badass, independent women get chosen to become the face of the Townsend Agency. When Elena (Naomi Scott), a young systems […]

JIFF Review – ‘What Will Become of Us’

“I have spent my entire life building this company.” – Frank Lowy Oscar-nominated documentarian Steven Cantor brings us a personal behind-the-scenes look into Frank Lowy‘s life. Lowy, the Sydneysider who founded the global shopping mall giant Westfield has been on the top of his game ever since he first opened a store in Blacktown, Australia, […]

Review – ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Every year there is a film that has a little bit of everything to please anyone out there. A film that has heart, passion for a craft, strong performers, dreams that become reality – a film worth watching on the big screen, that keeps you entertained for 150 minutes. Well, Ford v Ferrari is that […]

Review – ‘Emu Runner’

“Nature can mend even the most broken heart” Emu Runner is a story about a nine-year-old Indigenous girl, Gem Daniels (Rhae-Kye Waites), who lives in a remote Australian town. As she copes with her mother’s unexpected death, Gem finds solace in the company of a wild emu, unwittingly connecting with her mother’s traditional totem animal. […]

Netflix Review – ‘Marriage Story’

“What you’re doing is an act of hope.” – Nora With many directors, producers and actors blaming Netflix and other streaming services for what could end up being the end of cinema as we know, the streaming service is releasing several films in theatres for a number of weeks to be eligible for consideration during […]