Review: Rogue One (2016)

From the opening scroll in A New Hope, the seeds were sown for an epic story that wouldn’t be told for almost forty years. We knew of the brave act, but not the finer details behind it. All we had was our young imaginations to fill in the blanks. In what is officially the first […]

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Review: Krampus (2015)

It seems like the 90s had Christmas movies down to an exact science. They were a tick in every box, combining traditional elements seamlessly with comedy while capturing the holiday magic. In this modern age some film-makers have opted for an edgier approach, lampooning the cynicism and stress we feel towards the festive season. Bridging

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Classic Remake: The Blob (1988)

I can still remember quite vividly The Blob arriving at my local video store, fresh on VHS. An impressively sized standee stood at the counter and posters lined the front window, both of which prominently featured a human’s arm desperately reaching out from inside an ominous pink mass. As a cinematically curious five-year-old the idea

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Review: The Founder (2016)

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with McDonald’s during my adult life. Vowing never to go back due to a suspected case of food poisoning to recently discover the bee’s knees of burgers in the form a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese. The latest test in my volatile romance with the fast-food giant comes in the

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Ozploitation: The Man from Hong Kong (1975)

Umbrella Entertainment continue to provide a great service towards the preservation of Australian cinema. Raising the bar even higher with one of their latest Blu-ray releases, the ‘Ozploitaion’ classic, The Man from Hong Kong, boast an array of special features including extensive interviews, a making of featurette and much more, keeping fans engaged long after

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Review: Arrival (2016)

Unlike some film genres my love for science fiction has yet to diminish over time; if anything I’ve gained a greater appreciation since exploring many vintage titles from its golden era. When the trailer for Arrival dropped online it instantly pique my curiosity along with countless others. In this very sombre piece from hard-edge director

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Netflix: Mascots (2016)

I’ve loved the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest ever since I caught A Mighty Wind on Foxtel over ten years ago; although I’ve always found it difficult to describe his distinctive brand of comedy. Having given it some serious thought in preparation for this review, I would describe Guest’s style as affectionately satirical mixed with traits

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Review: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

There’s nothing quite like a war film to remind us of the bravery and sacrifice of countless soldiers who fought for a better world; free of tyranny and oppression. However, these selfless acts are not confined to furiously charging into battle with the aid of a trusty rifle. Audiences are presented with something uniquely different

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Review: Hell or High Water (2016)

While big Hollywood blockbusters reign supreme in multiplexes, there are many smaller films that don’t get the release they deserve. Which is why multicultural broadcaster SBS partnered with Madman Films to distribute Hell or High Water in Australia, following its celebrated premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. In this morality driven Neo-Western, two brothers rob

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