Review – ‘Ready or Not’

“The rich really are different.” – Daniel Le Domas From the creators of horror phenomenon V/H/S, comes a classic new horror tale that you won’t forget so easily. In ‘Ready or Not‘, we meet Grace (Samara Weaving), who just joined the Le Domas-dominion, by marrying the family’s youngest son Alex (Mark O’Brien). Excited as every […]

Netflix Review – ‘Eli’

“The devil always lies.” – Rose Included in the 2015 Blacklist for top unproduced screenplays (written by the guys who wrote ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe‘), this Paramount production was purchased last year by Netflix. When a boy with some sort of auto-immune disorder, arrives at a treatment facility with his parents, he hopes to […]

Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘Kakegurui’

“Bring on the madness!” – Yumeko Jabami Japanese Film Festival is back to tour Australia from October through December 2019. Their line up is more diverse than ever and what a film to start things off with. ‘Kakegurui’ is the live action film, based on the similarly titled Square Enix manga-series, which was distributed in […]

NetflixANZ Sets Release Dates for Spring/Summer Films

Netflix Australia/New Zealand has announced the release dates for some of Netflix’s biggest spring/summer films. All four of them will show in cinemas across the country prior to being released on the streaming service. The King Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life […]

Review – Zombieland: Double Tap

“It’s time to nut up or shut up.” – Tallahassee Exactly ten years after Zombieland, its sequel has finally risen from what seemed to be dead. The zombie genre has been milked out, after numerous seasons of hit tv-show ‘The Walking Dead‘ and its spin-offs. Why wait a decade to make a sequel to a […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’

“It’s difficult not to call her a visionary.” – Michael Metelits Antenna Documentary Film Festival is back with a schedule full of cutting-edge and thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe. ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ is just what I needed, to get pulled into this doc-lovers paradise. In ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ we get […]

Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘JK☆ROCK’

“You can’t fire up my rock spirit and then run away!” – Sakura A Japanese coming of age tale infused with soft rock music. JK☆ROCK is just that. Nothing more, nothing less. We first meet our lead male Jyo Kaieda (Shôdai Fukuyama) as a miserable, entitled, handsome university student with only a purple metallic Lamborghini […]

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 […]

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 […]