Issa Rae

Film Review: Barbie is a pitch-perfect, intelligent comedy that soars beyond its high concept

July 19, 2023

Undoubtedly 2023’s most anticipated – and most aggressively marketed – filmic event, Barbie has finally arrived in cinemas for the masses to ingest in droves. It’s understandable though that some audiences still are unsure as to how it’ll taste as a whole, as despite its candy-coated aesthetic, pitch-perfect casting, and amusing, if ambiguous trailers, there’s still a […]

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Interview: Margot Robbie, director Greta Gerwig and the cast of Barbie; “It is really exciting to get to be a part of a moment that is expanding”

July 18, 2023

She’s everything.  We’re just living in her world. Undoubtedly one of this year’s most anticipated films – if not THE most anticipated – Barbie is a pink-splashed comedy that’s all about living in the Barbie world, where giant summer blowout parties, planned dance choreography and Ken’s beaching make it the perfect place to live.  That […]

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It’s Margot Robbie’s world and we’re all just living in it in first Barbie teaser

December 17, 2022

She came.  She saw.  She conquered. Margot Robbie is a towering vision in a pastel world as her anticipated debut in Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie has finally arrived for us mere humans to admire. After showing exclusively in front of screenings of Avatar: The Way of Water, Universal Pictures on behalf of Warner Bros. have delivered […]

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Is Netflix’s The Lovebirds worth watching?

May 22, 2020

Not unlike fellow Netflix offering Murder Mystery, The Lovebirds adopts the tried and true premise of regular-folk-get-mixed-up-in-a-major-crime and hopes it has enough of a strong centre to overcome any unoriginality.  And whilst the screenplay from Aaron Abrams (a sometimes-actor whose credits include Resident Evil: Apocalypse and The Open House) and Brendan Gall (TV’s Blindspot) doesn’t […]

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SXSW 2020 Film Festival to include movies from Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish and Judd Apatow

January 16, 2020

The SXSW Film Festival is often seen as a launching pad for major studio releases, as well as smaller independent titles and buzz-worthy TV ventures, and this year’s edition looks to be no exception with the features, episodic premieres, and opening night film announced. Running from March 13-21st this year, the 27th SXSW Film Festival […]

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Film Review: Little (US, 2019) is a big disappointment

April 14, 2019

Just one week after the superhero genre gave us a Big-style blockbuster with Shazam!, we’re being offered up a by-the-numbers reverse version. Taking inspiration from the Tom Hanks classic, Little flips the age transformation and genre of its protagonist, which, for better or worse, is mildly refreshing.  By all accounts, this was the brainchild of young […]

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