Review – ‘Hostage’ (1983)

Umbrella Entertainment is bringing back Frank Shields‘ (The Breaker) ’80s cult classic ‘Hostage‘. Not only is this version restored so it can be viewed in glorious 4K, this is also a slightly longer director’s cut of the film, based on the incredible, yet terrifying true story of Christine Maresch (Kerry Mack – The Lancaster Miller […]

Netflix Review – ‘The Half of It’

Shy, straight-A student Ellie (Leah Lewis – Nancy Drew) is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul (Daniel Diemer – Sacred Lies), who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. You’d probably think, “oh, so this is […]

Netflix Review – ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Season 1

British production company Fremantle, well known for creating reality competition shows such as America’s Got Talent and Project Runway Australia, has come up with the newest dating show for Netflix. Ten young, hot singles from around the world come together in a tropical paradise for what they think will be the most exotic and erotic […]

Review – ‘Vivarium’

“I’m not your fucking mother!” – Gemma Social distancing in The Twilight Zone. There isn’t a better time to release Vivarium, a film about a young couple dying to find the perfect home. Soon after Gemma and Tom (played by Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg) visit house nr. 9 in what seems to be copy-pasted […]

Review – ‘Come to Daddy’

“There is no one else like my daddy.” – Beyoncé Star and universally renowned hobbit, Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings-trilogy) has starred in numerous horror/thriller-esque vehicles over the past decade. In New Zealand-born Ant Timpson‘s directorial debut, ‘Come to Daddy‘ we see Norval Greenwood (Wood), a privileged man-child visit the beautiful coastal home […]

Mardi Gras Film Festival Review – ‘Top 3’

Swedish animated film Top 3, part of this this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival program, is straightforward and tells its story in a very unique way. In this funny, bittersweet romantic comedy, perpetual list-maker Anton (Eric Ernerstedt) falls in love with David (Jonas Jonsson), but things start to go awry when Anton realises that his […]

Review – ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

First time full feature film directors and writers Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz bring a subtle commentary on social care, to what seems to be just your typical feel good film. In doing so, they’ve crafted not just an incredibly enthralling gem of a film, but also one that lingers in your mind long after […]

Review – ‘A Hidden Life’

“We lived above the clouds.” – Fani Jägerstätter Director Terrence Malick isn’t known for his very straight forward story telling methods. Surprisingly ‘A Hidden Life‘ is his most mainstream film in years. In saying that, he doesn’t necessarily let go of his visionary filmmaking strategy, but makes it more approachable for audiences who unknowingly sit […]

Netflix Review – ‘Messiah: Season 1’

“You are what you believe.” The religious-based thriller series, Messiah, is one of the first new Netflix Originals of 2020. Created by Michael Petroni, known for writing films such as, The Book Thief and The Rite, the story unfolds from the points of view of multiple narrators. When CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) uncovers […]

Netflix Review – ‘Lost in Space: Season 2’

Seven months after the events in the exhilarating ending of Lost in Space‘s first season, the Robinson family got stranded with their Jupiter 2 on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot. The Robinsons must work together to stay out of danger, lurking around each corner, and even from within their spacecraft in the […]