Film & TV

Film Review: The Bob’s Burgers Movie is a joyful and weird musical comedy for fans and the uninitiated alike

May 24, 2022

Whilst it makes sense that fans of the Bob’s Burgers television series will get more out of The Bob’s Burgers Movie, the uninitiated are likely to experience enough genuine joy from this weird, though consistently amusing musical comedy that straddles the line successfully between delightful and lightly demented. As summer break approaches, the titular Bob […]

Read More

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One trailer teases Tom Cruise’s biggest stunts yet

May 24, 2022

As Top Gun: Maverick gears up to take flight in cinemas this week, it only makes sense that Tom Cruise‘s other death-defying stunt-fuelled title make its presence known too. Following a brief, but buzzed aplenty trailer leak, the first official look at Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One has arrived to, once again, […]

Read More

The Boys cast members to tour Australia to preview anticipated third season

May 20, 2022

The Boys are back! Following the release earlier this week of the head-poppingly diabolical official trailer and key art of the highly anticipated third season of The Boys, Prime Video today announced the cast of the series will be travelling Down Under this June. Cast members including Jack Quaid, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Karen […]

Read More

Film Review: The Innocents is a powerfully haunting piece of work that dives into the dark mindset of children

May 20, 2022

Set in present day Norway, The Innocents follows the story of Ida (Rakel Lenora Flottum), a young 9-year old girl who is angry with the state that she is in. Her family has moved into an apartment complex with new surroundings and she can no longer play with her older sister Anna (Alva Brunsmo Ramstad), […]

Read More

Film Review: Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers is far more creative and hilarious than it has any right to be

May 20, 2022

The notion of Disney and The Lonely Island collaborating is one that I imagine many failed to place on their 2022 movie bingo card.  The comedy team – they of “I’m on a Boat” and “I Just Had Sex” fame – have rightfully added a little of their grown-up twist to the reimagining (of sorts) […]

Read More

Film Review: How to Please a Woman aims for surprising realness over obvious raunch

May 19, 2022

Though its title may suggest it’s a comedy of somewhat raunchy proportions, Renée Webster‘s assured debut feature film How to Please a Woman is a far more accessible, rather delightful dramedy that furthers the female view in a male-dominated industry. Filmed in Western Australia (and looking particularly stunning in the process), Webster’s film centres around […]

Read More

Disney+ set to release nine original Australian series and films

May 17, 2022

The Walt Disney Company in Australia & New Zealand has today announced its first wave of local content commissions and acquisitions for Disney+ with nine Australian originals launching in 2022/23. Announced at an event held at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the slate of local and sure to be loved content includes three Scripted drama […]

Read More

Film Review: Firebird is an at-times devastating account of a forbidden Cold War romance

May 16, 2022

Based on Sergey Fetisov‘s memoir, Firebird – appropriately screening this week in relation to International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – is an achingly romantic, though still not entirely ground-breaking tale of forbidden love set in a time when same-sex affairs were met with severe punishment. In the midst of 1977 Cold War in […]

Read More

Interview: Erik Thomson on enjoying the tone set by the female cast and crew of How to Please a Woman

May 13, 2022

A staple of the Australian cinema and televisual landscape for 30 years, Erik Thomson is an AFI and Silver Logie award winning actor known for his work in All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, and 800 Words. On May 19th, he will be seen romancing Sally Phillips in the comedy How to Please a Woman, […]

Read More

Win a double in-season pass to see the new Australian comedy How to Please a Woman

May 13, 2022

Thanks to Madman Films, we have 10 double in-seasons passes (Admit 2) to see Sally Phillips, Erik Thomson, Cameron Daddo and Tasma Walton in the new Australian comedy How to Please a Woman, set for release in cinemas from May 19th, 2022. Gina is not feeling fabulous. She has lost her job and feels stuck and frustrated […]

Read More

Film Review: Operation Mincemeat is an elaborate espionage thriller so intricate it can only be true

May 13, 2022

One of those true story tales that is so intricately outrageous it couldn’t possibly be fiction, Operation Mincemeat details a WWII espionage plot that centres itself around a heightened take on the classic Trojan Horse malware that so successfully aided the Greeks in their invasion of Troy. There’s a background story to the titular operation […]

Read More

Film Review: Firestarter plays accordingly to Stephen King’s more sci-fi leaning novel

May 12, 2022

When Stephen King published Firestarter in 1980 it was celebrated for its complex, character driven storyline, accolades that shouldn’t have really come as a surprise given the impressive body of work he had achieved in the 6 short years he was a published novelist; 1974’s Carrie was his first release. With that and The Shining […]

Read More

Interview: Firestarter director Keith Thomas on casting Zac Efron as a dad and the pressure of adapting Stephen King

May 11, 2022

Set to ignite Australian cinemas from May 12th (and, appropriately, Friday the 13th in the United States in both theatres and on Peacock), Firestarter, Stephen King‘s classic novel about a pyrokinetic young girl on the run from a government agency hoping to control her for their own benefit, will earn new life through director Keith […]

Read More

Interview: Director Renée Webster on How to Please a Woman and finding the comedy in truth and pain

May 10, 2022

Having played to sold out festival sessions across Australia, the female-focused dramedy How to Please a Woman is looking to continue its crowd-pleasing success when it opens nationally in Australian cinemas on May 19th. Ahead of its release, Peter Gray spoke with the film’s writer and director, Renée Webster, about its rapturous reception so far, […]

Read More

Interview: Steven Cree on the insular process of filming twisted horror film The Twin

May 6, 2022

Primarily known for his television work on such series as Outlander and A Discovery of Witches, Scottish actor Steven Cree is trading in the fantastical for the fearful, headlining the twisted horror film The Twin alongside Discovery… co-star Teresa Palmer. Cree stars as a husband who relocates with his wife to the other side of […]

Read More

Win a double in-season pass to see Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth

May 5, 2022

Thanks to Transmission, we have 5 double in-seasons passes (Admit 2) to see Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen in the historical war drama Operation Mincemeat, set for release in cinemas from May 12th, 2022. Set in 1943, the film follows two brilliant intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen) who conceived a plan […]

Read More

Film Review: Leah Purcell’s commanding performance steadies the uneven tone of The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

May 5, 2022

Lending an air of femininity to the western genre – one so often entangled with a masculine temperament – without compromising its rooted personality, Leah Purcell‘s The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is the cinematic incarnation of her penned 2016 stage play and 2019 novel, all inspired by Henry Lawson‘s short story, “The […]

Read More

DC League of Super-Pets sit, stay, and save the world in latest trailer

May 4, 2022

Just because they’re super – doesn’t make them heroes! In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski) are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince […]

Read More

Sydney Film Festival announce opening night feature film

May 4, 2022

The 69th Sydney Film Festival has announced it’s opening night film, presenting the world premiere of We Are Still Here as its Gala event at the State Theatre on the 8th of June. The film, which will be followed by a post-screening celebration in the Sydney Town Hall, is a multi-genre First Nations collaboration that […]

Read More

Film Review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a wilder, more horror-driven effort that upsets the Marvel formula

May 4, 2022

Given how crucial Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange was to the events of both Avengers: Infinity War and last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s easy to forget that he hasn’t had all that much time dedicated to solely earning his own spotlight.  And whilst he earns titular rights in Sam Raimi‘s bonkers sequel – Doctor […]

Read More

Luke Hemsworth and Lincoln Lewis close the festivities of the 2022 Gold Coast Film Festival

May 3, 2022

Bringing to a close 12 days of cinema celebration, the 20th annual Gold Coast Film Festival went out in suitable style with festival ambassador Lincoln Lewis, and actors Luke Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Rasmus King and director Tyler Atkins, there to celebrate the premiere of Bosch & Rockit, a soaring true story based on Atkins’ own […]

Read More

Life could be a dream for Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in first Don’t Worry Darling trailer

May 3, 2022

Life could be a dream. If only all my precious plans would come true. If you would let me spend my whole life loving you. Life could be a dream, sweetheart. After her critically acclaimed high-school set comedy debut Booksmart, director Olivia Wilde looks to be proving no flash in the pan with her bold […]

Read More

Film Review: After Yang is a poignant science-fiction drama detailing the human condition

April 29, 2022

After his more theatrical (and unrecognizable) turn earlier in the year in The Batman, Colin Farrell brings a more natural, introspective quality to After Yang, Kogonada‘s poignant science-fiction drama that evokes memories of Her, Ex-Machina, and Blade Runner 2049 throughout. An adaptation of Alexander Weinstein‘s 2016 short story “Saying Goodbye to Yang”, Kogonada’s film throws you […]

Read More

Interview: The cast and crew of Downton Abbey: A New Era on their exciting return home

April 29, 2022

The Lords and Ladies of Downton have returned. Ushering in a new year and a new era on screen, Julian Fellowes‘ acclaimed drama series has graduated from six television series, to now two acclaimed filmic continuations. To coincide with the anticipated release of Downton Abbey: A New Era (you can read our review here), which […]

Read More

Win a double in-season pass to see Everything Everywhere All At Once

April 27, 2022

Everything Everywhere All At Once is now one of A24’s highest grossing releases in the studio’s history, with audiences the world over enamoured with The Daniels‘ trippy, emotional multi-versal action film. If you’re yet to experience Michelle Yeoh‘s extravagance (or you just want to see it again!) we have 5 double in-season passes (Admit 2) […]

Read More

Film Review: Downton Abbey: A New Era is a jaunty, dramatic continuation sure to please long-time fans

April 27, 2022

2019’s Downton Abbey, a filmic continuation of the long-running upstairs/downstairs television series that very much played to its strengths of catering to its devoted fans, was a product that very much felt like it had little interest in truly introducing a new dynamic. For Downton Abbey: A New Era, its bi-line is particularly apt, with […]

Read More

Netflix announce release date for Chris Hemsworth’s Spiderhead

April 26, 2022

Netflix have released the first official still and release date for their forthcoming Chris Hemsworth thriller Spiderhead. Based on “Escape from Spiderhead” by George Saunders, a short story from The New Yorker, the Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) directed film follows a brilliant visionary (Hemsworth’s Steve Abnesti) who runs a state-of-the-art penitentiary who experiments on […]

Read More

Win a double in-season pass to see Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy, from the director of Drive My Car

April 24, 2022

Thanks to Potential Films, we have 3 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to give away for the upcoming release of Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy, the new film from Ryusuke Hamaguchi, director of the Oscar-winning Drive My Car, set for release in Australian cinemas from April 28th, 2022. Composed of three short stories, WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY is a Japanese […]

Read More

Lightyear‘s origins are out-of-this-world in brand new trailer

April 24, 2022

To get to infinity and beyond, we need to explore the before.  The upcoming animated sci-fi adventure Lightyear, from Disney and Pixar, is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired Toy Story‘s fearless space warrior. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger (voiced by Chris Evans) after he’s marooned on a hostile […]

Read More

Film Review: The Northman is an ugly, brutal, Shakespearean drama indulging in its unconventionality

April 21, 2022

“I will avenge you, Father; I will save you, Mother; I will kill you, Fjölnir.” These muttered, repeated words by Viking prince Amleth (played by Oscar Novak as a young boy, and a hulking, angry Alexander Skarsgård as an adult) are essentially summarising Robert Eggers‘ narrative intentions in The Northman, an ugly, brutal, at-times Shakespearean drama. […]

Read More