Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland

Zellweger delivers a Judy more captivating than the film itself

Judy Garland, best known to most as The Wizard of Oz’s ruby slipper clad Dorothy, is the subject of the latest music biopic to come out of Hollywood, entitled simply Judy. Can we really call it a biopic, though, when it seems to cover so little of her life? The film opens on young Judy Read more about Zellweger delivers a Judy more captivating than the film itself[…]

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Slight frights only in Scary stories to tell in the dark

Just in time to get tween trick-or-treaters amped for Halloween comes Scary stories to tell in the dark. Based on the book series written by Alvin Schwartz, it’s best described as a young adult horror film. The screen story is written by The Shape of Water’s Guillermo Del Toro Gomez and adapted by brothers Dan Read more about Slight frights only in Scary stories to tell in the dark[…]

Teresa-Palmer as Michelle Payne

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?[…]

Pennywise clown

Superfluous CGI takes the scream out of the scares in IT: Chapter Two

The marketing for psychological horror film IT Chapter Two began with a poster of two red balloons. If an image so simple is all you need to generate buzz and simultaneously strike fear into the hearts of thousands of eager horror fans, you can bet the film will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Read more about Superfluous CGI takes the scream out of the scares in IT: Chapter Two[…]

Midsommar- JAck Reynor - Will Poulter - William Jaxckson Harper

Midsommar is an unforgettable trip

From the director of Hereditary, Ari Aster comes a follow-up folk horror film that is what nightmares are made of. The film is Midsommar and the protagonist is Dani, played by Fighting With Your Family’s Florence Pugh. It kicks off with an unthinkable tragedy of which Dani is at the centre and she’s forced to Read more about Midsommar is an unforgettable trip[…]

A Dog's journey - dennis quaid

A Dog’s Journey begs the question, can an old dog do new tricks?

A Dog’s Will, A Dog’s Life, A Dog’s Tale, A Dog’s Way Home… It’s all starting to get very confusing. To add to the confusion we now have A Dog’s Journey, which is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose. By this point, you have to wonder whether dogs have any new tales Read more about A Dog’s Journey begs the question, can an old dog do new tricks?[…]

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Tarantino serves up a story unlikely to leave everyone feeling happy ever after

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is arguably among 2019’s most anticipated films. Set in Los Angeles in 1969, as Hollywood’s “Golden Age” is coming to a close, it follows Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff (Brad Pitt) as they confront the sun setting on their careers. Rick is an insecure actor Read more about Tarantino serves up a story unlikely to leave everyone feeling happy ever after[…]

Palm Beach - Bryan Brown- Sam Neill - Jacqueline MAckenzie

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[…]

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw

The Fast and the Furious franchise proves it has plenty of frenetic, fun gas left in the tank.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their smooth cruisin’ roles as Luke Hobbs and Decklan Shaw in the latest Fast and the Furious franchise spin-off, the aptly named Hobbs and Shaw. When a group of Mi6 agents set out to seize a lethal virus that has the capacity to wipe out the human Read more about The Fast and the Furious franchise proves it has plenty of frenetic, fun gas left in the tank.[…]

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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[…]