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Shazam!

Comic books are supposed to be all about joy, bright colours, and fun. With DC’s latest film offering Shazam! they have returned to this mindset. The film tells the story of Billy Batson, a 14-year-old boy who is bestowed with the superpowers of a magical wizard and must quickly grow emotionally to fully utilise his […]

Halloween

For 40 years now fans of the Halloween franchise have been screaming out for a worthy successor to original, mercifully they’ve finally been given one with the 2018 rendition. This iteration of the franchise immediately abolishes all of the lore established through the numerous sequel abominations that have preceded by grounding this version in a […]

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

A movie about families - made for families! Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation shows Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy Samberg), and the rest of their family, both human and monster, and friends as they take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship. While this holiday was supposed to be a family […]

Brothers’ Nest

The synopsis of this Australian film is quite intriguing – two brothers return to the family homestead out bush with the intention of murdering their step-father and making it look like suicide. The reason for this dastardly act? Their mother is dying of terminal cancer and the property bequeathed to the stepfather will pass onto […]

For The Love Of God

With the tagline “How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined” you might reasonably expect a rigorous scrutiny and perhaps expose of the good, bad and unholy behind the stained-glass Cathedral windows, but this is basically innocuous proselytising. Some sins of the past - in ancient and recent history - are explored, […]

Home Again

Three up-and-coming  film-makers on the verge of a big break meet the recently separated Alice (Reese Witherspoon), who has just moved to LA with her two daughters. Penniless and with nowhere to stay, they are invited by Alice’s mother (Candice Bergen) to stay in their guest house when she takes a shine to them after […]

The Mountain Between Us

Survival films are often full of physical and traumatic pain but not often does the genre explore romance or comedy in the narrative. The Mountain Between Us is the story of two strangers who find themselves stuck in the cold snowy winter in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah after the pilot of a charter plane […]

Good Time

Good Time is a dark and thrilling crime drama directed by the Safdie Brothers. The film left audiences raving after it featured this year at Cannes, Melbourne and Sydney Film Festivals. Set in the shadows of New York City, the film follows Connie Nikos (Robert Pattinson) after his younger brother Nick (Ben Safdie) lands in […]

Bad Blood

Vincent, a successful American author, and Carrie, his besotted girlfriend, seem like they have a perfect existence together. But when Vincent starts receiving strange phone calls and a private investigator comes calling, Carrie learns that his ex-wife was viciously murdered and he’s still under suspicion. Vincent’s character may not be what he seems… The premise […]

The Dark Tower

If you are a die-hard fan of Stephen King books, you may want to reconsider your expectations. But let's just not strike The Dark Tower as a lost cause, not just yet, because if you are looking at getting immersed in a Stephen King world, go straight to the movies, and dive right in the […]