Day: 9 August 2022

Interview: Brandon Perea on Jordan Peele altering the script of Nope for him; “I’m glad I was able to inspire enough”

Not every actor can claim that a script was re-written to tailor to their talents.  Especially not one from an Academy Award winning scribe like Jordan Peele.  And not for an actor that is yet to be a household name. But this was the case for rising talent Brandon Perea (Netflix’s The OA), whose breakthrough…

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Interview: Director Jordan Peele and the cast of Nope – Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun

Following the commercial and critical success of both Get Out and Us, audiences have now come to expect genre greatness from comedian-turned-horror-auteur Jordan Peele. Adopting his own fresh spin on the classic UFO subgenre of science-fiction-leaning horror, Peele’s latest opus Nope is looking to soar into Australian cinemas this week, but, to be expected, all…

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Emily the Criminal is someone we shouldn’t root for, but thanks to Aubrey Plaza we do: Melbourne International Film Festival Review

They say crime doesn’t pay, but whoever stated as such may want to have a chat with the titular criminal in John Patton Ford‘s scrappy, oft intense thriller, one that furthers Aubrey Plaza‘s hold on chaos personified characters in the off-kilter subsect of cinema. Plaza’s Emily is a former art student with a $70,000 debt…

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Book Review: Yanagihara’s latest novel is heavy on themes and symbolism, but is it too much?

To Paradise, Hanya Yanagihara’s third novel, was released in January 2022. That it has taken me until now to finish it says as much about its length (some 700 plus pages) as it does about its subject matter. Spanning three interlinked novellas each set 100 years apart, To Paradise is a book about family, obligation, tradition and…

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Watcher is a dread-filled effort that plays on the terrors of voyeurism: Melbourne International Film Festival Review

A thriller that both leans into the formulaic mentality of the genre whilst simultaneously hoping to combat it, Watcher, from director Chloe Okuno (V/H/S/ 94), is a dread-filled effort that plays on the terrors of voyeurism. Gorgeously shot, though consistently lingering with uncertainty, Watcher lays focus on Julia (Maika Monroe, always a welcome presence in…

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Here’s when and how you can access the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta

Activision has recently announced exactly how and when fans can get their hands on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta. And the best news? It’s only a few weeks away. The beta itself will be available at an earlier date for those who have pre-ordered the game, with two separate weekends providing access…

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