• Doctor Strange: Review

    Doctor Strange: Review

    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Benjamin Bratt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Linda Louise Duan (Rated M – 115 min). When is a superhero movie not a superhero movie – when it is Doctor Strange, the latest spectacular vision in phase three […]


  • Cafe Society

    Cafe Society

    Starring: Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Parker Posey, Sheryl Lee, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Tess Frazer (Rated M – 96 min). Unlikely romance is in the air set around the arrival of 1930s Hollywood for young ambitious Bronx boy […]


  • Inferno: Movie Review

    Inferno: Movie Review

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Omar Sy, Ana Ularu (Rated M – 121 min). At least 45 minutes of Inferno involves actors running in peril. Tom Hanks is the main running man in his version of an action […]


  • Girl On The Train

    Girl On The Train

    Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Allison Janney, Laura Prepon, Lisa Kudrow, Justin Theroux (Rated MA – 107 min). There are traumatic moments within this mysteriously kinky thriller that may cause uncomfortable sighs or gasps during voyeuristic images, which like […]


  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

    Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Hayley Bennett, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaad, Matt Bomer (Rated M – 133 min). Think of this as Suicide Squad for the wild frontier instead of another remake of a revered classic film which probably […]


  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is the Army Major who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit. She is arrested for […]


  • Pete’s Dragon: Review

    Pete’s Dragon: Review

    Starring: Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Oona Lawrence, Wes Bently, Esmee Myers, Oakes Fegley (Rated PG 103 min). Not exactly a remake of the original 1977 half animated half live action Disney musical treasure (starring Australia’s own Helen Reddy), more […]


  • Spin Out: Review

    Spin Out: Review

    Starring: Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Melissa Bergland, Lincoln Lewis, Travis Jeffery, Pia Grace Moon, Tessa James (Rated M – 90 min). Locally made movies can often get lost in the mix of multiplex releases I’m always in support of Australian film, many […]


  • Sully: Review

    Sully: Review

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Autumn Reeser, Anna Gunn, Molly Hagan, Jerry Ferrara, Michael Rapaport (Rated M – 96 min). On a technical level, brace yourself…literally. Realistic shuddering of being in a plane with engine failure filmed with nerve jangling precision is […]


  • The Secret Life Of Pets

    The Secret Life Of Pets

    Featuring: Lake Bell, Louis C.K, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks (Rated G – 87 min). It’s been a tremendous year for animated family films with Zootopia, alongside Finding Dory, leading the way and the recent intriguing […]


  • Ben Hur: Review

    Ben Hur: Review

    Starring: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Ayelet Zurer, Denise Tantucci, Nazanin Boniadi (Rated M – 125 min). As Annie Lennox once sang, Why? It is preposterous to consider, even in an age of remakes or updated imagining of older movies […]


  • Kubo & The Two Strings

    Kubo & The Two Strings

    Starring: Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Art Parkinson (Rated PG – 100 min). While Kubo is not a traditional Anime, realistically I have never been the biggest fan of Japanese animation on film or television. Exceptions are […]


  • Maggie’s Plan: Review

    Maggie’s Plan: Review

    Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Travis Fimmel, Wallace Shawn, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader (Rated M – 98 min). Maggie is beautiful, Maggie is forthright, Maggie makes everyone cherish her friendship. However, love is messy for Maggie (an illuminating Greta […]


  • Bad Moms: Review

    Bad Moms: Review

    Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Oona Lawrence, Jada Pinkett-Smith (Rated MA – 100 min). Three overworked underappreciated burnt-out soccer mums drop everything to start actually enjoying life over long liquid lunches, or simply party hard irresponsibly, much to the […]


  • Red Billabong

    Red Billabong

    Starring Dan Ewing and a big outback monster. Two estranged brothers and their friends are pulled into a world of mystery and lies when their grandfather’s property is passed into their hands. As both brothers are pulled apart by different […]


  • Suicide Squad: Review

    Suicide Squad: Review

    Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman (Rated M – 123 min). What should be a flourishing anti-superhero adventure, in the darker than Marvel universe of DC Comics, is too dull to […]


  • Jason Bourne: Review

    Jason Bourne: Review

    Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassell, Scott Shepherd (123 min – Rated M). It began with Bourne Identity (2002), into Supremacy (2004), hitting an Ultimatum (2007), then deferred into Legacy (2012) with temporary new […]


  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship

    Starring: Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Tom Bennett, Jenn Murray (Rated PG – 92 min). Any film adaptation derived from Jane Austen expressive prose has me at hello – whether it be in the traditional period or contemporary updates such as […]


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