Kate Winslet

Film Review: Avatar: The Way of Water is a visual, immersive spectacle that lacks a certain narrative thrill

December 14, 2022

Whilst there are those that will sternly attest that 2009’s Avatar was an impactful piece of cinema with a lasting relevance, there’s the equally valid counterpoint that beyond the special effects and its introductory lesson to the 3D technique it’s a movie that doesn’t have the emotional weight it so wants to believe it has.  […]

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Film Review: Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Japan, 2017) is a familiar yet dazzling adventure that will please Studio Ghibli fans

January 14, 2018

It’s that fantastic time of the year again! We have another Studio Ghi–Wait a minute! This isn’t a Studio Ghibli film! It is in fact, a Studio Ponoc film. In case you don’t know, Studio Ponoc is an animation studio that was founded in 2015 by people who used to work in Studio Ghibli. One […]

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Film Review: The Mountain Between Us (USA, 2017) is a romantic survival tale submerged in cheese

October 12, 2017

WARNING: This review may contain heavy traces of cheese. Before I start off this review, let me just make this one thing clear. I do like romantic films. This year alone, we have great films like Their Finest, The Big Sick, Our God’s Country and Call Me By Your Name. As much as I cannot […]

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See Idris Elba and Kate Winslet tackle the elements in the first trailer for The Mountain Between Us

June 2, 2017

Hollywood dynamos Kate Winslet and Idris Elba team up for what looks to be the coldest film of the year. After their plane crashes on a snowy mountain, and realising help is definitely not on its way, the pair find themselves pushing through the white wilderness in the hope they might survive. Crashing into cinemas […]

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Will Smith confronts death, time, and love in new Collateral Beauty trailer

September 9, 2016

Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith as a brilliant and talented New York ad man who is mourning the death of his young daughter. As some sort of coping mechanism, Smiths character writes and posts letters to Death, Time, and Love, who he believes play an important part in our lives. He never expects to receive […]

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Film Review: Triple 9 (MA15+)(USA, 2016)

March 3, 2016

When it comes to modern crime thrillers, film sometimes has trouble competing with television. Each year sees dozens of TV series – prime-time, cable and otherwise – tackle the genre and for a film to really stand out against this herd and compete with stuff like True Detective or Luther, it has to go big or go home. […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door Win Big at AACTA

December 10, 2015

The fifth annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) were presented last night at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, the awards recognising the last 12 months in Australian film. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road took out the top award for Best Film, George Miller receiving the award for Best Director. The Dressmaker dominated […]

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Trailer released for new Australian based film The Dressmaker

July 13, 2015

A trailer for the new Universal Pictures film, The Dressmaker, has just dropped – and it looks amazing. Starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy David, Sarah Snook and Hugo Weaving, The Dressmakeris set in 1950’s Australia and filmed entirely in Victoria. It’s a bittersweet comedy-drama about love, revenge, and haute couture.

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Film Review: Insurgent (M15+) (USA, 2015)

March 25, 2015

Last year’s Divergent introduced us to Beatrice (later known as Tris) Prior (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) in a post-“war” Chicago split into factions which are organised around the different character traits of its citizens. You can read our Divergent review here. Still hot on the heels of the YA post-apocalyptic phenomena, Insurgent hits our screens as the much-anticipated part […]

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