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”
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”
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”
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 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”
Returning home from an all-night bender, alcoholic Gloria (Anne Hathaway) discovers that her boyfriend has had enough of her and has packed her bags. With nowhere else to go, she essentially squats at her family home in the small town she grew up in. Reconnecting with Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Colossal”
There’s always going to be some trepidation about a new retelling of a
classic story, especially one that turns cartoon into reality. However, never
fear, as Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast beat all my expectations. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Beauty and the Beast”
I’ll be honest, I still get a little kid thrill of excitement at the prospect of a “monster” movie. Films like Jurassic Park and Godzilla take me back to being a kid, when I’d make a cape out of my bed sheets to huddle in as Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Kong: Skull Island”