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Supernova

By Mark Morellini The reality of dementia is depicted in this powerful and highly emotional gay-themed tearjerker that stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci delivering absolute career-best performances. Suffering from dementia middle-aged Tusker (Tucci) is on a road trip holiday with his loving partner Sam (Firth), possibly their final holiday together as dementia slowly consumes […]

Nobody

Everybody who works a mundane nine to five job will have moments when thy feel like a nobody and wish they could be something more. For Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk, of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame) his monotonous life as an accountant becomes too much to bear when intruders break into his house […]

Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong knows exactly what it is: a movie about two building-sized creatures duking it out with reckless abandon in various extravagant settings. Fortunately, it plays to its strengths and plays to them well. The latest in the ‘Monsterverse’ series, Godzilla vs. Kong promises to see the two titular characters, rather, titans, face off […]

French Exit

A confused tone and inconsistent pacing leave Azazel Jacobs’ absurdist comedy, at times, a little too absurd for its own good. French Exit follows the trans-continental exploits of widowed New York socialite Francis Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) and her adult son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) on their not-so-temporary sojourn to Paris after Francis is walled off from […]

Come True

Dreams and nightmares are always so frightening because of the inherent confusion and distortion of reality that accompanies them. Anthony Scott Burns' latest sci-fi thriller Come True takes those notions and places them on the silver screen. The film follows Sarah a troubled teen runaway who will go to great lengths to avoid returning home […]

Crisis

With three main storylines and others in this well-meaning film relating to the Oxycodone crisis in America, the message conveyed to audiences is crystal clear. Oxycodone, which is an opioid medication used as a ‘non-addictive' treatment for pain, is addictive and a common drug of abuse. The three stories which ultimately collide surround a drug […]

Minari

High aspirations in attempting to achieve feasible goals in life are explored in this bitter-sweet 80s family rural drama which ultimately shatters the ideology of the American dream. When Jacob, a Korean-American man, makes the life-changing decision to relocate his family to Arkansas with the intention of establishing a farm growing Korean produce, he comes […]

Escape From Extinction

This prize-winning documentary from American Humane, the United States’ first national humane organisation, opens with some dire statistics: The planet is entering its sixth mass extinction event. The United Nations says that one million species of the eight million on earth face the risk of extinction. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren, this remarkable […]

The Witch Of Kings Cross

The story of Rosaleen Norton, later known as the Witch Of Kings Cross in this eponymous doco, is an impressive blend of social history, shock-horror and solid filmmaking. Norton thought herself a witch, and after a privileged upbringing fled to 1950s Kings Cross and enrolled at what is now the National Art School. Her exhibitions […]

Let Him Go

Grandparents George & Margaret Blackledge (portrayed by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) have no idea of the terrifying ordeal that awaits them when they venture off to North Dakota in a desperate attempt to remove their grandson from Lorna, their former daughter-in-law, and Donnie, the abusive step-father of their grandson. “I’m not coming back here […]