• 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 […]


  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds. In the modern thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you […]


  • Fifty Shades Freed: Review

    Fifty Shades Freed: Review

    Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Ashleigh LaThrop (Rated MA – 105 min). Third and final in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, that I don’t mind saying became an entertaining Z-Grade series I came […]


  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Debicki, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Chris O’Dowd (Rated M – 102 min). Literally out of the blue after the trailer was unleashed during the all-important advertising regime of America’s 2018 Superbowl Sunday, a next instalment into […]


  • 12 Strong: Movie Review

    12 Strong: Movie Review

    Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena, Michael Shannon, Elsa Pataky, Lauren Myers, Trevante Rhodes (Rated MA 130 min). Firstly, I cannot thank the armed forces deployed overseas or at home enough for what they do. Based on a true story derived […]


  • The Post: Movie Review

    The Post: Movie Review

    Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Annika Boras (Rated M – 116 min). Flawless ensemble punches out dialogue in an acting masterclass doubling as the best Steven Spielberg film in eons. Beginning in the late 1960s, […]


  • Darkest Hour: Movie Review

    Darkest Hour: Movie Review

    Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Pip Torrens (Rated PG – 125 min). Not to be confused with a similar release six months ago (Churchill, starring Brian Cox who was also extremely good), this additional exploration into […]


  • All The Money In The World

    All The Money In The World

    Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Olivia Grant (132 min – Rated M). Adapted from the true story of egotistic billionaire J.P Getty and the refused ransom involving his kidnapped grandson. Taken by amateur criminals, […]


  • Only The Brave

    Only The Brave

    Starring: Josh Brolin, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Alex Russell, Jeff Bridges, Andie MacDowell (134 min – Rated M). Inspiring, breathtaking as much as it is heartbreaking, true story of Granite Mountain Hotshots – elite team of bush fire […]


  • Downsizing


    Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig. Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big […]


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