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The Father

Brilliant is the only word to describe this incredible piece of filmmaking which deals with the debilitating illness dementia. Nominated for six Academy awards it’s a film that may be too close to home for many moviegoers. Anthony Hopkins gives a predictably outstanding  performance as an elderly man who feels that his daughter is scheming […]

Peter Rabbit 2 – ANIMAL LOGIC

By Mark Morellini Animal Logic is one of the world's leading independent creative digital studios based at Fox Studios in Sydney. The studio has created movie magic for nearly 30 years, working on films including The Lego franchise, Happy Feet, Peter Rabbit, and now on the highly anticipated Peter Rabbit 2 which finally hops into […]

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 […]

The Last Vermeer

It was quite refreshing watching this very original post-WWII movie which tells the story of little-known Dutch folk hero Han Van Meegeren, regarded as one of the most ingenious art forgers in history. He swindled millions of guilders from Nazi officers by selling them his own forgeries of 17th Century painter Johannes Vermeer’s artwork. Set […]

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 […]

Words On Bathroom Walls

The sensitive subject of youths struggling with schizophrenia is realistically portrayed in this drama/romance marketed at teenage audiences. Its purpose is not only to entertain but indirectly to educate young audiences about this chronic mental disorder which allows for visual and auditory hallucinations. Charlie Plummer delivers an outstanding performance as Adam, an awkward and socially […]

Oliver Sack: His Own Life

When Oliver Sacks was asked whether he was primarily a doctor or writer his response was, “equally first!” This insightful documentary details his life from early beginnings. Born in England in 1933 to Jewish parents who were medical professionals, he was separated from his parents during WWII, later found love in chemistry, and moved 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 […]

Fatima

When three young children witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 it caused incredible disharmony within the community. Was it the children’s bright imagination, lies, or the truth? The mother of the eldest child Lucia scathingly questioned, “Mother of God chose you of all people… what’s so special about you!?” […]