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CITY EAR // Music Video Monday

Director Cam Davies has been making waves of late, this groovy music video for local duo Mondecreen is just another example of what real Continue reading “CITY EAR // Music Video Monday”

SPOTLIGHT // McLaren

As a lifelong Formula One fan, I am a little ashamed to admit that it took Roger Donaldson’s intimate portrait of the life of Bruce McLaren to expose me to the origins of the name McLaren, one of the Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // McLaren”

THE WEEKLY // Baywatch

When I heard they were making a Baywatch film, I was among the many who cried, “Oh god, no!” When I saw the trailer, I thought, “Hang on a minute …” Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Baywatch”

CITY EAR // Music Video Monday

Kirklandd has been making some pretty sweet beats lately and this epic tune is no exception. We came across this gem Continue reading “CITY EAR // Music Video Monday”

THE WEEKLY // The Mummy

I had pretty low expectations for The Mummy, so I actually really enjoyed the first half. It was action-packed, had the look and feel of the kind of adventure film I devoured throughout my childhood, and was pretty spooky with Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // The Mummy”

CITY EAR // Essential Kurosawa

Everyone has their own cinematic blindspots, and a big one for me is Akira Kurosawa, the giant of Japanese cinema. Though interestingly, as a friend of mine put it, ‘you have probably seen more Kurosawa than you realise’, as his work, initially influenced by Continue reading “CITY EAR // Essential Kurosawa”

CITY EAR // Music Video Monday

If you haven’t seen this one yet then perhaps you need to check your internet connection? Local superstars Moaning Lisa cracked out this rocking tune to a Continue reading “CITY EAR // Music Video Monday”

THE WEEKLY // Wonder Woman

The internet’s gone wild. A DC blockbuster with a strong, powerful female protagonist, made by a female director, with a score in the nineties on Rotten Tomatoes … it’s a shame, actually, Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Wonder Woman”

CITY EAR // Music Video Monday

While we’re still waiting on Pres. Trump to come good with that wall, we thought we’d dive into the archives and look back at some of the music clip gems to grace our Continue reading “CITY EAR // Music Video Monday”

THE WEEKLY // Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Did the world need another Pirates of the Caribbean film? I answer with a resounding NO!

The first few minutes of Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales appears to establish a Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

THE WEEKLY // Alien: Covenant

While really just a Prometheus sequel, we all know in our heart of hearts that had this film been called Prometheus 2 it would’ve got no funding and people would’ve raged hate upon it. So, what does Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Alien: Covenant”

THE WEEKLY // Snatched

With Mother’s Day been and gone, there’s not much left to say about Snatched. Yeah, perhaps it was a good film to take Mum to for a girly night out but now those obligations are over, is there any other point to see it? Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Snatched”

THE WEEKLY // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Remember at the end of Marvel movies right after the credits there’d be an exciting, dramatic 60-second scene, usually featuring a new unexpected character or hinting at a plot twist for a sequel or crossover film? Yeah. Those were Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

SPOTLIGHT // Berlin Syndrome

Cate Shortland, the Australian director of the chillingly captivating Berlin Syndrome, shows us the darker side of one of the key Australian rites of passage – backpacking across Europe. It may well give you cause to reconsider what you plan to do on your gap year. Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Berlin Syndrome”

THE WEEKLY // Raw

The synopsis for Raw is tame enough: a young girl who has led a sheltered, vegetarian life is thrust into the cruel and seductive world of university hazing.

Justine (Garance Marillier) is off to veterinary college, like her sister before her and her Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Raw”

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