Chloe Grace Moretz

Film Review: The Addams Family 2 is a little too safe for a property built on creeps, kooks and ooks

January 6, 2022

Whatever creepiness, kookiness and all together ookiness that has been evoked by previous incarnations of The Addams Family is sadly nowhere to be seen in this safe-playing sequel, one that manages to bury any of the morbid humour and likeability we’d expect from the usually reliable pens of Dan Hernandez (Pokemon: Detective Pikachu), Benji Samit […]

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Interview: The Addams Family 2 director Conrad Vernon on crafting a sequel and his relationship with animated films

January 6, 2022

Writer/director Conrad Vernon and the animated genre go hand-in-hand.  As both a voice actor and a director, the former storyboard artist has left his stamp on such films as Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Sausage Party. After the success of 2019’s animated update of The Addams Family, Vernon found himself back to the drawing […]

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Film Review: Tom & Jerry is a kitty litter-filled excuse of a film that dishonours the cartoon’s legacy

March 31, 2021

Given the fact that Tom & Jerry screenwriter Kevin Costello has a duo of self-aware, critically acclaimed projects to his name – the dramedy Brigsby Bear and Jean Claude Van Damme’s underrated television series Jean Claude Van Johnson – one might think he’d be able to create something innovative off the basis of 7-minute cartoon […]

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Film Review: Shadow in the Cloud in an off-kilter, bi-polar horror film that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before

January 12, 2021

As evident in fellow AU critic Harris Dang’s TIFF review of Shadow in the Cloud, this film’s connection to disgraced screenwriter Max Landis is understandably a hot-button subject.  Whilst I won’t go into the necessary detail, I’m certainly not making light of the allegations brought towards him, but given the fact that co-writer/director Roseanne Liang […]

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Film Review: The Addams Family offers a delightful spooky alternative to, y’know, that Other Family Movie

December 3, 2019

It’s been thirteen years since Gomez and Morticia Addams (Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron) were run out of town on their wedding day. Settling in an abandoned asylum, they’ve lived a life mercifully free of torch wielding villagers, (un)happily raising their children, Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard), in safety. Well, as safe […]

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Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (USA/UK, 2018) survives on its own calmness

September 5, 2018

Although The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s 1993 setting may have people believe that the gay conversion camps at the film’s centre are a thing of the past, and therefore easy to mock as a symbol of how backwards society’s thoughts on therapy was, this treatment is still sadly legal in a large number of American […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (USA, 2018) is a sensitive, frank, funny and remarkably inclusive coming-of-age LGBTIQ film

June 15, 2018

For those who have read my glowing review of American Honey, I praised the main actress Sasha Lane for being a natural on-screen and a talent to look out for. Flash-forward to almost two years later, we have her on-screen again in the comedy-drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post and that had me excited. But fortunately, […]

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Film Review: Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (MA15+) (USA)

May 5, 2016

There are very few sequels that can better the original, and in the case of comedies, even less so. Films like Ghostbusters 2, the Hangover sequels, the American Pie films and others all failed to capture and improve on what made the originals successful in the first place. When I watched Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, […]

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Watch the Trailer for Apocalyptic drama The 5th Wave

September 3, 2015

From the pages of young adult science fiction writer Rick Yancey comes the film The 5th Wave. Due out next January,  Chloe Grace Moretz will star as older sister and lone survivor, Cassie on an Earth dominated by Martians called “The Others”. With the Earth already in ruins just four waves in, the 5th wave is coming […]

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Chloë Grace Moretz has a choice in the first trailer for If I Stay

April 23, 2014

Chloë Grace Moretz has been building a very impressive career over the past few years. After breaking out in cult hit Kick-Ass in 2010, Moretz has positioned herself as one of the most promising young actors of her generation. This looks set to continue with her next film, an adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 Young […]

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