Movies

The War With Grandpa

In this day and age we've all come across a spoiled millennial who simply has to have everything go their own way. This star studded, child friendly comedy explores this notion as Peter (Oakes Fegley) goes to war with his grandpa Ed (Robert De Niro) after the later is forced to move into the youngster's […]

Happiest Season

Not your conventional Christmas cinematic offering, but there are endless laugh out loud moments in this romantic comedy surprise hit of the year! “Come with me to my parent’s house for Christmas. What’s five days? How bad can it be?” Harper (Mackenzie Davis) suggests to her lesbian lover Abby (Kristen Stewart). Well for starters Abby […]

In The Name Of The Land

This remarkable rural drama which is one of the most depressing yet significant films to emerge from France in recent years depicts the harsh realities of working on the land. Based on the true story of the film’s director Edouard Bergeon’s own childhood, it details the gradual mental and physical decline of a happily married […]

Fatman

Judging by Mel Gibson’s recent cinematic offerings he has unquestionably lost his mojo in selecting quality scripts that transpire into quality viewing for movie-goers. Latest on his doomed bandwagon destined for box office failure and universal ridicule is this alleged drama which centers on an obnoxiously evil rich kid who, unhappy with the lump of […]

I Am Greta

This insightful documentary commences with 15-year-old Greta Thunberg as she sits all alone on a school strike protesting about climate change. When asked why she wasn’t at school her response was, “Why should I get an education if there’s no future?” Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg quickly builds a huge following worldwide. The cameras follow […]

Freaky

This horror/comedy ‘body swap’ film can best be described as a cross between horror flick Scream and Disney’s Freaky Friday and feels like ‘a movie within a movie’. The film commences as a run of the mill slasher flick where four teenagers are brutally murdered by a masked assailant. There’s no humour initially, just a […]

Ellie & Abbie (And Abbie’s Dead Aunt)

When teenage student Allie tells her mother (Marta Dusseldorp) that she’s gay, her deceased Auntie Tara returns from the dead and announces, “Congratulations on coming out – I’m your fairy godmother. Coming out is hard and I have been sent here to help you through it.” Allie has her sights on Abbie a fellow student […]

British Film Festival

While many film festivals continue to be presented virally owing to the ongoing pandemic, the British Film Festival returns to the big screen with extensive COVID-safe procedures in place, screening a program of 20 new releases and three restored classics. Festival Curator Kim Petalas explained there were a couple of films he was hoping to […]

A Lion Returns

This low budget controversial new Australian film, written and directed by Serhat Caradee, deserves many accolades and should be classified as mandatory viewing. Jamal is a Muslim who returns to Australia to visit his terminally ill mother. He’s regarded as a terrorist in Australia, disowned by his father for bringing much shame and misery to […]

The Climb

A long and somewhat toxic friendship between two men is put under the microscope in this bizarre low budget indie comedy which leaves audiences asking, can precious friendships survive regardless of what moralistic borderlines have been crossed? Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) can best be described as the quintessential ‘odd couple’ and […]