Meredith McLean

DVD Review: Survivor (MA15+) (USA, 2014)

April 13, 2015

This is the next bad sci-fi that you need to see. Critics have spurned it as “the science fiction that even science fiction fans won’t like”. That’s a pretty harsh call. Let’s assess why Survivor did not survive the heat of film reviewers. It has a splash of sci fi favourites like Kevin Sorbo and Rocky Meyers. It […]

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DVD Review: Halo: Nightfall (M) (USA, 2014)

April 12, 2015

Another installment in the Halo franchise has once again satisfied revelers of the Halo story. Much like a piece of the Halo ring floating in space, this feature is also an element that can be part of the Halo universe or a story all of its own. Considered the “origin story” of the one of […]

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DVD Review: Plus One (USA, 2013)

March 3, 2015

+1 or Plus One is the sci-fi horror brainchild of Dennis Iliadis. Though its original release flashed by us at the 2013 SXSW festival, Illiadis felt the production was rushed for festival screening and has since tweaked it for international release. The story takes a rapid-fire spin on horror films and the concept of identity. […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival Review: Gebo and the Shadow (Portugal/France, 2012)

July 19, 2013

Gebo and the Shadow is film that prides style over pace. It tells an old tale about money, sacrifice and family. Michael Lonsdale (Munich, Moonraker) is possibly the most recognizable cast member from this French/Portuguese film. It is based on the play of the same name by playwright, Raul Brandao. The director Manoel de Oliveira makes […]

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