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Review | ‘Bad Boys For Life’ is all about the car chases and gun fights

Review | ‘Bad Boys For Life’ is all about the car chases and gun fights

Bad Boys for Life | Dir: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah | Opens Jan 16 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Seventeen years after their last outing Martin Lawrence and Will Smith return as cop buddy duo Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. If all you remember from their first two films is car chases and gun fights […]

Review | Kate McKinnon shines among big stars in ‘Bombshell’

Review | Kate McKinnon shines among big stars in ‘Bombshell’

Bombshell | Dir: Jay Roach | M | ★ ★ ★  ½  The word is already out about Bombshell as it is based on the actual story of the mega-powerful head of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Roger Ailes and the women who brought him to justice for years of sexual harassment. Incredibly this was only 4 […]

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‘1917’ confronts the daunting and distressing realities of warfare

‘1917’ confronts the daunting and distressing realities of warfare

1917 | Dir: sam Mendes | Opens 9th January 2020 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Sam Mendes gave us one of the greatest survival films with The Revenant and this time he takes his audience into the trenches of the First World War. This incredible film is based on the recollections of his grandfather Alfred who fought […]

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Same sex kiss cut from ‘Star Wars’ for Singaporean audiences

Same sex kiss cut from ‘Star Wars’ for Singaporean audiences

The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise is the first to feature a same-sex attracted character, and a brief kiss, but audiences in Singapore won’t be seeing the scene, it’s been recut to exclude any reference to homosexuality. In one of the film’s final scenes a secondary character kisses their same-sex partner during a celebration […]

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‘H is for Happiness’ follows a tradition of quirky Aussie films

‘H is for Happiness’ follows a tradition of quirky Aussie films

H is for Happiness | Dir: John Sheedy | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Walking out if the screening of this film, my companion asked why Australians always seem to make quirky films and my response was that it is because we do them so well. We are able to laugh at ourselves and celebrate eccentric differences, even […]

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Review: Hollywood Wants to Kill You

Review: Hollywood Wants to Kill You

Hollywood Wants to Kill You by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks Allen & Unwin Threatening to kill is how to get people’s attention and perversely it makes us feel alive to have a brush with death. According to the authors of this book, “that’s what makes us better people and encourages make the most […]

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Review: ‘Cats’ is one of the oddest films you’ll see this year

Review: ‘Cats’ is one of the oddest films you’ll see this year

Cats | Dir: Tom Hooper | ★ ★ ½  Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-selling 80s musical finally makes it to the big screen and it’s one of the weirdest, oddest things to view. Packed with superstar appearances from Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, James Corden and Jennifer […]

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Director Céline Sciamma chats about ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Director Céline Sciamma chats about ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

French screenwriter and director Céline Sciama’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. Her previous work as a director includes the film Waterlilies, Tomboy and Girlhood, a trilogy of films about women as they come of age. She also wrote the screenplay to André […]

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Review | Greta Gerwig injects ‘Little Women’ with new life

Review | Greta Gerwig injects ‘Little Women’ with new life

Little Women | Dir: Greta Gerwig | G | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Written 150 years ago by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women seems to be a timeless story. One of the earliest works of fiction for young girls, it has inspired eight film adaptations as well as Broadway productions, an anime series and even a television […]

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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is a romantic film that subtly shares its story

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is a romantic film that subtly shares its story

Portrait of a Lady on Fire | Perth Festival | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  French screenwriter and director Céline Sciama’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. Her previous work as a director includes the film Waterlilies, Tomboy and Girlhood, […]

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