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Fearless females and their friendships take centre stage in Hustlers

In 2015 New York magazine published an article about a group of strippers who found themselves in some serious legal troubles. Hustlers is the new female-led film directed by Lorene Scafario (Seeking a Friend For the End of the World) and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, which brings this interesting true story to Read more about Fearless females and their friendships take centre stage in Hustlers[…]

Abominable is heartening, wholesome holiday-viewing

Nobody has ever seen a yeti, but if recent pop culture is anything to go by everyone wants to. Abominable is the third animated film released in just twelve months that’s based on the folkloric creature. Warner Bros brought us Small Foot, starring Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya., Then came Missing Link, starring Hugh Read more about Abominable is heartening, wholesome holiday-viewing[…]

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Can Ride Like A Girl beat the odds stacked against Aussie films?

The Melbourne Cup is the biggest event on the Australian horse-racing calendar. Given that it’s the only sporting event Australian workplaces pause for, you might even say it’s the biggest sporting event in the country. Here in Oz, it’s affectionately deemed “the race that stops the nation”. In 2015, 29-year-old Michelle Payne rode in it Read more about Can Ride Like A Girl beat the odds stacked against Aussie films?[…]

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The Farewell is a uniquely charming dramedy based on the true story of an actual lie

It started out as a personal essay by director Lulu Wang that featured on the American podcast NPR. Until the podcast aired Wang had been struggling to find a producer interested in making her film, but all that was about to change. The story is one of Wang’s own family. In The Farewell, the character Read more about The Farewell is a uniquely charming dramedy based on the true story of an actual lie[…]

Brittany Runs a Marathon stars Jillian Bell as Brittany

Brittany Runs A Marathon is a PB for Jillian Bell

The “diet” industry is literally worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Fitness equipment, meal replacement shakes, gym memberships, protein powders, Spanx and now self-made Youtube health and fitness gurus pushing them all. It’s a gold mine of insecurities that businesses have been profiting from mining for centuries because few among us are perfectly happy with Read more about Brittany Runs A Marathon is a PB for Jillian Bell[…]

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Stellar cast saves a shallow script in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is the name and the backdrop for the Australian film brought to the screen by, actress turned director, Rachel Ward. Ward is the wife of Bryan Brown, who stars in the film alongside Sam Neill, Richard E Grant, Greta Scachhi, Jacqueline Mckenzie and Heather Mitchell- names that will be better known to Aussie Read more about Stellar cast saves a shallow script in Palm Beach[…]

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Estevez is back in the library, but The Public is no match for The Breakfast Club

In the new political drama, The Public, a tragic combination of bitterly cold weather and overflowing homeless shelters has led to an ever-growing body count of people who’ve found themselves sleeping in the freezing cold. Seeking warmth, people are flocking to the Cincinnati Public Library, which is well acquainted with the city’s homeless population. Emilio Read more about Estevez is back in the library, but The Public is no match for The Breakfast Club[…]

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Meddling mums birth cluttered comedy in Otherhood

Writer and producer Cindy Chupack (whose resume includes Sex and the City, Modern Family and Everybody Loves Raymond) finds herself in the director’s chair for the new Netflix comedy Otherhood. Otherhood is based on the William Sutcliffe novel Whatever Makes You Happy. The film stars Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman and Angela Bassett (who are also Read more about Meddling mums birth cluttered comedy in Otherhood[…]

David Kross is the man of the match in The Keeper

It feels like a lengthy absence since the last sports star biopic was released. I, Tonya (2017) and Foxcatcher (2014) are the only two that stand out in recent years. Amidst a sea of remakes, sequels and the overwhelming Marvel Comic Universe, The Keeper, presents itself as a breath of fresh air. Directed by Marcus Read more about David Kross is the man of the match in The Keeper[…]

Koream family from PArasite folding pizza boxes for a living

Parasite is a jolting genre-defying tale of two classes

In a cramped smelly basement apartment, which they share with their parents (Ki-taek and Chung-sook), siblings Ki-Woo (Woo-sik Choi) and Ki Jung (So-dam Park) are climbing on top of toilets and waving their phones around madly in the air, desperate to regain access to an unsecured wi-fi connection. All four family members are jobless until Read more about Parasite is a jolting genre-defying tale of two classes[…]