Review – ‘Wheels’

Emmy-nominated director Paul Starkman blends his passion for movies and 90s hip-hop radio shows in his debut feature ‘Wheels’. Like a little slice of life in Brooklyn, he guides the viewer down the streets and into the home of a young wannabe-DJ, in an authentic and raw style that feels honest, mostly made possible because …

Hulu Review – ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’

Hulu’s John Green-esque ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’ is a sound design marvel with charming performances from its young ensemble that puts recent YA-romance movies to shame. It all revolves around Marcus (Keean Johnson – ‘Euphoria’), an audio-obsessed high school senior, who learns he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf, and decides …

Netflix Review – BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky

BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY (L to R) LISA, JENNIE, JISOO and ROSÉ from BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY. Courtesy of NETFLIX/Netflix © 2020 When BLACKPINK released their music video for the single BOOMBAYAH back in 2017, I was blown away by the bright eye-popping visuals, professional choreography and the unique catchy sound this wild …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Underplayed’

Music documentaries usually focus on one artist’s career or get made posthumously, putting a spotlight on their fandom and personal struggles, because that’s what attracts the majority of viewers who want to see some inside scoops, they could otherwise just google. Stacey Lee’s first feature Underplayed is not that kind of film. Instead she celebrates …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Bandar Band’

Bandar Band is a melodious road trip, and director Manijeh Hekmat wants us to experience it as if we’re part of it. Floods in Iran’s Khuzestan Province have turned everything into a sodden landscape, making it look like a wondrous dreamscape in which three musicians dare to conquer the drenched roads, not knowing where this …

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 …

INXS ‘LIVE BABY LIVE’ Screens Across Australia November 14

INXS’s legendary 1991 Wembley Stadium gig shown will be shown in cinemas for the very first time from November 14 2019. The show has been fully restored from the original 35mm print to create a new widescreen 4K Ultra HD version, and the film also now includes a previously unseen ‘lost’ track and a brand …

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘No Time For Quiet’

“This is my body, my beauty” – Sukhjit Khalsa After its world premiere in Melbourne earlier this year – where ‘No Time For Quiet’ got nominated for Melbourne Film Festival’s “People’s Choice Award”, Sydney finally gets the chance to meet the powerful souls that make this documentary a “must watch”. Samantha Dinning and Hylton Shaw’s …

Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘JK☆ROCK’

“You can’t fire up my rock spirit and then run away!” – Sakura Copyright 2019 “JK☆ROCK” Business Partners 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 …