• The Nun: Movie Review

    The Nun: Movie Review

    Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, Demian Bicher, Charlotte Hope (Rated MA – 96 min). Continuing on with the seemingly everlasting branches of The Conjuring universe, this slow moving (albeit intensively photographed) horror extends the brief appearance of The […]


  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    Starring: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Chris Pang (Rated PG – 120 min). Based on the best-selling globally revered novel from Kevin Kwan, this adaptation has all the right ingredients of young love, family tradition, unspoken […]


  • BlacKkKlansman: Movie Review

    BlacKkKlansman: Movie Review

    Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Robert John Burke, Topher Grace, Ashlie Atkinson (Rated MA – 135 min). Upon hearing the name Spike Lee, my instant thoughts are of triumphant film Do the Right Thing (1989) – an unforgettable cinema […]


  • The Meg: Movie Review

    The Meg: Movie Review

    Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Ruby Rose, BingBing Li, Cliff Curtis (Rated M – 113 min). Spoiler alert: Pippin the dog lives! Forget logic, it doesn’t really matter during this big beautiful unrestrictive entertaining creature-feature with one of the few […]


  • The Breaker Upperers

    The Breaker Upperers

    Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie Van Beek, Celia Pacquola, James Rolleston (Rated M – 90 min). Opening film of the 2018 Sydney Film Festival to an audience of 2000, most of the crowd audibly enjoyed The Breaker Upperers – I did not. […]


  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race […]


  • Sicario: Day Of Soldado

    Sicario: Day Of Soldado

    Starring: Benicio DeToro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Elija Rodriguez (Rated MA – 122 min). In 2015, solid thriller Sicario came to the instant attention of quality movie fans all over the world blowing away box office […]


  • Adrift: Movie Review

    Adrift: Movie Review

    Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer, Elizabeth Hawthorne (Rated M – 96 min). Not to be confused with around six other films called Adrift. Isolation is a phobia for many, imagine being lost at sea floating on a small […]


  • Ocean’s 8: Movie Review

    Ocean’s 8: Movie Review

    Starring: Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kailing, Sarah Paulson, James Corden (Rated M – 110 min). Sister to heist ringmaster Danny Ocean of the previous Ocean’s films, Debbie (Sandra Bullock) is released from prison for […]


  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Jeff Goldblum, Geraldine Chaplin, Ted Levine, Toby Jones (Rated M – 128 min). It seems four quick years since the Jurassic World theme park imploded and was abandoned due to freewheeling dinosaurs […]


  • Solo: Movie Review

    Solo: Movie Review

    Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Erin Kellyman, Paul Bettany (Rated M – 135 min). As much as I enjoyed this for the pacing, lighter side and referential aspects, it is no secret that Star Wars […]


  • American Essentials Film Festival

    American Essentials Film Festival

    The third American Essentials Film Festival will screen in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra from 8 May exclusively at Palace Cinemas. Presenting twenty-two of the best contemporary American independent films and a strong retrospective program to honour […]


  • Tea With The Dames

    Tea With The Dames

    Starring: Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright, Dame Eileen Atkins. From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let […]


  • Pacific Rim Uprising: Movie Review

    Pacific Rim Uprising: Movie Review

    Starring: Scott Eastwood, John Boyega, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi (Rated M – 111 min). Did we need a sequel to the 2013 Guillermo Del Toro moderate hit action spectacular, Pacific Rim? Probably not but fan urgence speaks volumes. High octane […]


  • Mary Magdalene: Movie Review

    Mary Magdalene: Movie Review

    Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Tahar Rahim, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr (Rated M – 120 min). Director Garth Davis, hot off global critical praise of Academy Award nominated Lion, follows with another ‘true story’ of the biblical sense, told his […]


  • Tomb Raider: Movie Review

    Tomb Raider: Movie Review

    Starring: Alicia Vikander, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Walter Goggins, Jaime Winstone, Nick Frost (Rated M – 118 min). There is a reason it has been fifteen years since Angelina Jolie graced the silver screen sporting her silver wetsuit as global […]


  • Death Wish: Movie Review

    Death Wish: Movie Review

    Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elizabeth Shue, Camila Morone, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise (Rated R – 107 min). The late great hard man Charles Buchinsky, better known as Charles Bronson, appeared in the original 1974 Death Wish […]


  • Red Sparrow: Movie Review

    Red Sparrow: Movie Review

    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Mary Louise-Parker, Ciaran Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Sasha Frolova (Rated MA – 140 min). Conspiracy theories and spy thrillers are my kind of film attraction – either fast moving action-packed or simmering mystery […]


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