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The Hating Game Adapts Sally Thorne’s Novel Into A Future Cult Classic

REVIEWED BY RIDA BABAR For anyone interested in a slow burn, enemies to lovers on-screen adventure, look no further. The film adaptation of the 2016 novel by Sally Thorne, The Hating Game is the perfect fit for girls-night-in and has all the makings of a future cult classic. While contemporary romance is no doubt a […]

‘Last Radio Call’ is a cliche ridden, unoriginal, low budget horror flick

If you want a thoughtful, original tour of horror movie cliches, Last Radio Call is not a good place to start. Low-budget independent horror movies have their place, but this one is such a mish-mash it’s hard to tell if the filmmakers wanted to make a good screamer or an average satire. So: A couple […]

Evil At The Door

Oh my! Just when you thought you’d seen the worst movie ever along comes the indie home invasion drama Evil At My Door to highlight the fact that bad films just keep on keeping on! Reminiscent of the profitable The Purge franchise, this film is set on the fictional 'Annual Night Of The Locusts', where […]

Brilliant Anime Belle Reimagines Beauty & The Beast

Japanese filmmakers are indisputably world leaders in the production of anime features and Belle sits alongside Spirited Away and Summer Wars as a brilliantly animated and imaginative piece of filmmaking. Produced by Academy Award-nominated Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, Belle is the remarkable re-imagining of the French tale Beauty And The Beast, interest and originality […]

King Richard, the man behind Venus & Serena Williams

Sports films can often be derided for being over formulaic & contrived, much like the subject matter of King Richard (Richard Williams) often was during the rise of the undisputed greatest female tennis players ever - Venus & Serena Williams. Portrayed by Will Smith this film follows Richard Williams, & his famous daughters, throughout their […]

Bergman Island

REVIEWED BY PATRICK MCKENZIE “There’s a world outside of your own asshole,” the groom-to-be tells Amy (Mia Wasikowska), a friend of the bridge at the fictional wedding set on the very real island of Fårö, the final home of revered filmmaker Ingmar Bergman – and the setting of Chris’ (Vicky Krieps) new screenplay where Amy […]

‘I’m Wanita’ Australian country music documentary

Making it big in the music industry is not quite as easy as it may seem as 47-year-old Aussie Country singer Wanita, also known as Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk, discovered. This inspiring documentary won the Best Australian Documentary Award at the Sydney Film Festival and will be screening in cinemas. Audiences will be introduced […]

Licorice Pizza

REVIEWED BY PATRICK MCKENZIE In what seems to be an emerging oeuvre of films borne from writer-director nostalgia and set in turn-of-the-Old-Hollywood Los Angeles, Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest feature, sits comfortably alongside the likes of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in both relaxed ambience and charm. On one level, it tells the […]

The Worst Person In The World

REVIEWED BY PATRICK MCKENZIE The Worst Person In The World, the Cannes Best Actress-winning film about Julie, aged almost- 30, experiencing the fraught relationships, and veritable vicissitudes of life in modern-day Oslo could be seen to be trite, cliched, or tired – only it isn’t. Joachim Trier’s attempt at packaging the ennui, disillusionment and glaring […]

Warm up the vocal chords for ‘Sing 2’

It comes as no surprise that a sequel has spawned from 2016’s family animated flick Sing considering the huge profits Universal Pictures accrued upon its cinematic release. The gang are back this time attempting to audition for a major production that could catapult their careers in show business. But is this as easy as it […]