Saturday, 8 July 2017

Film Review: Becoming Bond


Becoming Bond is a candid behind-the-scenes look at the career of George Lazenby, an Australian model who was suddenly thrust into the limelight as one of the most iconic characters ever.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Film Review: Cars 3


Pixar hit the road for the third time in Cars 3 - question is, should the series have stayed in the garage or is everything still running smoothly under the hood?

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Rank the Films: DC Extended Universe


As any regular reader of this blog will know, lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of bad to good.

Grab your lasso of truth, don your bat cowl and pull on that Kryptonian lycra - on the slate this month is the complete DC Extended Universe to date, from 2013's Man of Steel to 2017's Wonder Woman

So, without further ado, let's journey into the crime-riddled streets of DC's burgeoning cinematic universe and unpack which of its four films is best and which is worst so far. Did your favourite reach the top? Read on to find out...

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Rank the Films: Pirates of the Caribbean


As any regular reader of this blog will know, lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of bad to good.

Grab your cutlass, strap on a bandana and shiver some timbers - on the slate this month is the Pirates of the Caribbean series, from 2003's Curse of the Black Pearl to 2017's Dead Men Tell No Tales.

So, without further ado, let's hoist the mainsail and hit the high seas - this is the five Pirates films ranked worst to best. Did your favourite reach the top? Read on...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Film Review: Alien - Covenant


Ridley Scott is back in the Space Jockey saddle for another stab at his beloved Alien franchise; only question is, does this new instalment sail amongst the stars or crash land?

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Deconstructing the Success of Fast and Furious


This post contains spoilers for The Fate of the Furious

Like a torpedo fired from a Russian nuclear submarine, The Fate of the Furious has gone off like a rocket at the box office. But what factors have gone into transforming this series from humble beginnings to the titanic takings its currently enjoying? I unpack the popularity of the Fast and Furious series...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Film Review: The Distinguished Citizen


A self-righteous Spaniard wanders aimlessly around the Argentinian countryside for 117 minutes; that’s not the only thing left to wander however, when you find yourself wondering what on Earth its all about.

Interview: Fin Edquist


I recently got the chance to interview Australian filmmaker Fin Edquist about his debut movie, Bad Girl.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Rank the Films: Fast and Furious


As any regular reader of this blog will know, I think lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of bad to good.

To celebrate the release of the new eighth entry, The Fate of the Furious, arriving in cinemas over the weekend, I'm delving back into the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, ranking them all from worst to best. Across 16 years, five directors and eight movies, the Fast and Furious films and the action sequences they feature have proven to be hugely popular with audiences of all ages.

So strap in, grab a Corona and push the NOS button - it's time to categorically rank the films from worst to best. Where does your favourite sit in my list? Read on to find out...

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Enduring Cinematic Legacy of Batman


Since swooping onto the scene in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, Batman (or the Bat-Man as he was originally known) has appeared in countless graphic novels, radio and television serials, animated series and blockbuster movies. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

The DCEU's Crisis on Infinite Films


DC Comics and Warner Brothers are now four yeas and three movies into their ambitious interlaced cinematic universe concept - and it's not exactly going to plan. Beset by issues, I take a look at the various projects on the slate and how the future doesn't look any brighter for DC just yet.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Film Review: Beauty and the Beast


The latest live action remake to roll off the Disney conveyor belt, Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast actually raises the bar and should put a smile on the face of even the sternest cynic.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

60 Second Film Reviews #26


Quick movie reviews, without the waffle. 60 Second Film Reviews is a highly irregular feature where I compile together brief reviews of recent films I've watched at home or at the movies - and generally couldn't be arsed didn't find time to write a proper review for.

On the slate this month are two recent at home releases; Disney's 2016 remake of Pete's Dragon and hectic holiday comedy Office Christmas Party.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Film Review: The Eagle Huntress


The Eagle Huntress is a 90-minute documentary from English filmmaker Otto Bell about a 13-year-old Mongolian girl called Aisholpan who aspires to become an eagle hunter, an occupation traditionally held by only the fiercest men in her remote community.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Film Review: A Cure for Wellness


Directed by Gore Verbinski, A Cure for Wellness is a suffocatingly tense and morbid thriller that will most likely divide audiences down the middle. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Film Review: Loving


Jeff Nichols' latest offering is a well-acted film that struggles to weave a compelling narrative from its undeniably captivating true story.

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