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The King Of Staten Island

Rarely does a film which on the surface appears crude and offensive leaves audiences feeling poignant and overwhelmed by the human spirit. Scott (Pete Davidson) is a 24-year-old self-confessed bum living on Staten Island who hangs out with his dysfunctional friends drinking alcohol and smoking weed. He has no self-esteem and is a ‘going nowhere […]

Waves

The pressures for teenagers to achieve and prosper in every avenue are accentuated in this powerful and well-executed psychological drama. Tyler is an 18-year-old student who strives for perfection in his chosen sport of wrestling. He comes from a well-respected family and his well-intentioned but domineering father demands that he should strive to be beyond […]

A White, White Day

The Scandinavian hit at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival should prove quite popular among discerning art house audiences as mainstream film audiences ponder what all the fuss is about. This puzzling thriller centers on an elderly policeman (Ingvar Sigurdsson) who is coming to terms with his wife’s passing. He learns that she was unfaithful prior […]

Mighty Oak

Tommy Ragen who plays the pivotal role in Mighty Oak is an accomplished actor, composer, and musician who has released three albums – all at the tender age of 12. He plays the role of Oak, a 10-year-old boy who replaces Vaughn Jackson, the frontman in an adult's rock band after tragedy strikes. Something of a […]

Greed

Greed is a strangely unique British satirical film that contrasts the living standards of the ridiculously rich in the westernised world and the impoverished in underdeveloped countries. The story centers on Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), a super-wealthy fashion tycoon who is on the verge of celebrating his 60th birthday on Mykonos, Greece. He is […]

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Mark Morellini After a three-month national hiatus of all indoor activities as part of the COVID-19 lockdown, movie-goers should be delighted that cinemas will commence re-opening on July 2nd. But the anticipated return of Australia’s favourite indoor recreation leaves many people with one very important question – is it safe to return to cinemas […]

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

From Finland comes this controversial adult’s only drama which makes Fifty Shades Of Grey seem like child’s play. After the tragic loss of his wife, Juha stumbles upon a ‘dungeon’ where men can experience erotic practices involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism. A strange and genuine bond develops between him and his dominatrix (dominating […]

Black Stars Of Old Hollywood

When Hattie McDaniel became the first black actress to win an Oscar for her supporting role in Gone With The Wind, she and her husband had to sit at a segregated table near the back of the Coconut Grove, where the ceremony was held. Her career had been based on playing sassy maids. Though criticised […]

Love Sarah

Not since Chocolate has there been such a delightful film set in a bakery which boasts a ‘deliciously alluring secondary cast’ of mouth-watering tortes and cakes. Love Sarah is a bakery established by a young lady and dedicated to her deceased mother Sarah, who in the process fulfilled her dream posthumously. “Mum would’ve wanted us to […]

Romantic Road

Romantic Road is a heartfelt documentary of a man, a woman, and their 1936 Rolls Royce. Showing that retirement doesn’t mean the adventure of life has to stop, Rupert and Jan Gray embark on a road trip through India to fulfil a lifelong dream. At its very core, this story is about the simple joys […]