Erica Enriquez

Sydney Film Festival Review: She’s Funny That Way (USA, 2015)

June 5, 2015

Isabella Patterson’s arrival into the lives of a group of people in New York City brings about a chain reaction akin to a relationship shit-storm in Peter Bogdanovich’s new film, She’s Funny That Way, now showing as part of this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Originally written 15 years ago, it is now seeing the light […]

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Film Review: Entourage (MA15+, USA, 2015)

June 4, 2015

At the height of Entourage’s TV fame, the world was a different place. We hadn’t yet been exposed to the juggernaut that was to become the Kardashian’s reality TV popularity, and, if truth be told, we were still watching bloody The Hills for our reality TV fix. There were still remnants of Paris Hilton floating […]

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Film Review: Woman In Gold (M) (USA/UK, 2015)

May 25, 2015

During World War II, the painting The Woman in Gold by renowned painter Gustav Klimt was illegally taken from the home of Adele Bloch-Bauer by the Nazis, and would eventually end up in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna. It was a practice that went on throughout the war, when many Jewish homes were ransacked, their […]

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DVD Review: Goodbye World (MA15) (USA, 2013)

April 27, 2015

There’s a lot that worries us today. Whether it be terrorism, the rising cost of living, disease or the scary advances in technology, the threat of a dystopian world has been explored in countless films and television programmes. This is the jumping off point that director Denis Hennelly presents us in Goodbye World, where old […]

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Film Review: The Longest Ride (M) (USA, 2015)

April 9, 2015

Before we start, there are three things you need to know about this film: 1. This is based on a Nicholas Sparks book 2. There are three stars here, Britt Robertson as goody-two-shoes Sophia, Scott Eastwood as Hunky Cowboy Luke and Scott Eastwood’s blue blue eyes 3. The two lead characters look really good together […]

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Film Review: Black Sea (M) (UK, 2015)

April 6, 2015

It’s often been said that we know less about what goes on under water than what happens in space, and it’s this sense of unknowing, unfamiliarity and foreboding that director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) runs with in The Black Sea. Robinson (Jude Law) has just been let go from his job as […]

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TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2, Episode 1 “Undercover” (USA, 2014)

April 1, 2015

When we left the Nine-Nine precinct at the end of Season 1, Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) was asked to go undercover for the FBI, his unrequited feelings for fellow detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) were still, well, unrequited, Terry Crews was still a large mass of comedic dynamite and Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti) had […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: The New Girlfriend (R18+, France, 2014)

March 22, 2015

Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) and Laura’s (Isild Le Besco) friendship is not that unique. Having met when they were young, they had grown up together, and forged a relationship that would see them through school, first love, first heartbreak, marriage and children. Their friendship is like any between two women who grew up together as little girls. When Laura dies […]

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SXSW Documentary Short Review: Boxeadora (USA/Cuba, 2014)

March 16, 2015

Boxeadora, a short 16-minute documentary by American filmmaker Meg Smaker, starts with a brief foreword, “Since Castro’s revolution, Cuba has won more Olympic Gold Medals in boxing than any other country in the world”. Pretty mean feat for a small country, considering most of their opponents would be from nations with a lot more financial backing in sports. […]

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