Review: Cocaine Bear (2023)

After a six-month hiatus from my local cinema, fear of missing out and wanting to see something not associated with the ‘Awards Season’ brought me to Cocaine Bear; an outdoorsy black comedy about an equally black bear that unintentionally ingests some Columbian nose candy. As a result, a subsequent bloody rampage ensures.  Set in 1985 …

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Insert Coin: Still Standing (2023) – review

Arcade machines have become a background fixture in nostalgia-based film and television, a timestamp of the 80s and 90s, but now, along with their humble custodians, they’re the focus of a new documentary, Still Standing; which charts the history of arcade and pinball in Australia – from its height in popularity to preservation and resurgence …

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Forgotten War: Pork Chop Hill (1959) – review

Before the equally appetising title, Hamburger Hill, there was Pork Chop Hill; a major studio feature that strayed from the tradition of glorifying America’s heroism in World War II in favour of a brief chapter on the Korean War. Imprint Films brought this lesser-known classic to Blu-ray this past December, which details the literal uphill …

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