DVD Review: The Outsider (1961)

Many classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age haven’t aged partially well in retrospect, and for good reason, but if you can look past the creative choices, specifically casting, often, there are still good movies to enjoy. The Outsider is a modest example of this, which stars Tony Curtis as Native American, Ira Hamilton Hayes, a real-life …

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Review: The Conjuring – The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Not since the Universal Monsters has there been a horror-movie shared universe as prominent as The Conjuring series, whereas others are subtle regarding their connective tissue, like the ‘Poho County-verse’ created by problematic director, Victor Salva. After five years and four spin-off features, the long-await reunion with the franchise’s central figures, Ed and Lorraine Warren, …

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Blu-ray Review: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Arriving in time for its 40th anniversary, Mommie Dearest, the outrageous and controversial biography-drama has debuted on Blu-ray in Australia under Shock Entertainment’s dedicated sub-label, Cinema Cult. Adapted from Christina Crawford’s autobiography of the same name, this well-known and very quotable classic centres around Hollywood icon, Joan Crawford and her struggles with being a mother …

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Review: Open Cut (2004)

“I don’t have a hometown, I have an archive…” Phil Burke revisit his place of birth, the non-existent town of Yallourn.

Review: Wrong Turn (2021)

I still remember quite vividly watching the original Wrong Turn in late 2003, while enjoying that aimless gap between finishing high school and getting a job. What I consider a perfect 30/70 blend of Deliverance and The Hills Have Eyes, the off-road horror film spawned five sequels, ending in 2014. Now only seven years later …

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