Review – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Can YOU say ‘extreme neurotoxicity’? – Dora Everyone knows Dora The Explorer! Dora is a young Hispanic girl, exploring the wilderness and fantasy-like destinations with her monkey Boots, who wears… red boots. With her bottomless talking backpack and magical map, they sing and dance to get to their goals and break the fourth wall, teaching […]

Review – GLOW – Season 3

‘A new city to wrestle with’ The Glorious Ladies of Wrestling are back! And this time, they’re doing it live in Vegas. The women are living together in the Fan-Tan, an off-Strip hotel and casino – the perfect excuse for one-nights stands with hot valets. They’re out of inspiration and this is affecting their performances on stage. […]

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 – The Boys – Season 1

Everywhere you look these days, it’s all about superheroes – tv, cinema, comics, toys, cosplay… Every person on the planet has heard of Batman or Spider-Man, these fictional vigilantes are so embedded into pop culture that it’s hard to think of a world without these characters. Some websites and fan fiction even show we’re at […]

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 […]