Vera Farmiga

First Impressions: Marvel’s Hawkeye sets itself up as a passing of the torch to Hailee Steinfeld’s enthusiastic hero-in-the-making

November 24, 2021

As easy as it is to wax lyrical on the fact that we have yet another Marvel property release in 2021, not to mention the fact that it’s basing itself around a character that never appeared like enough of a stable figure to centre around, the resulting Hawkeye is all the more alarming and engaging […]

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Film Review: The Many Saints of Newark should satisfy Sopranos fans and satiate the unversed

November 2, 2021

There’s a certain challenge one takes on when adapting a secondary story (for lack of a better word) to a televisual project.  Whether you continue the narrative as a sequel, take the premise in a more comedic fashion, or simply re-imagine the original, fans of the original property are always going to be the audience […]

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A Sopranos story is explored in first The Many Saints of Newark trailer

June 30, 2021

Legends aren’t born.  They’re made. The prequel to the groundbreaking, award-winning HBO series The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark is set against the backdrop of the explosive 1967 Newark riots as it explores the rising tension between the Italian-American and African-American communities. Directed by Emmy winner Alan Taylor (TV’s Game of Thrones) and written […]

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Film Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It relies on cheap scares instead of shadowy suspense

June 2, 2021

Having essentially built itself around the “based on a true story” hook, the Conjuring universe of films have been served well by a selling point that’s either something you buy into or simply accept as neat marketing. Whilst there’s no denying that Ed and Lorraine Warren did exist and built a name for themselves as […]

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Film Review: The Front Runner (US, 2018) is a bland and forgettable mess

February 3, 2019

Male politicians have been succumbing to their libidos for decades now, so the portrait of a political sex scandal is hardly groundbreaking fodder for a piece of cinema. But the intriguing story of 1988 U.S. presidential candidate Gary Hart and the affair that destroyed his campaign stands apart by way of being one of the […]

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The MonsterVerse continues: Godzilla 2 announces synopsis and full cast as filming commences

June 22, 2017

Coinciding with the beginning of production in Atlanta, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have unveiled an official press release detailing the cast, synopsis and production details for the tentatively titled Godzilla 2. The follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla will serve as the next instalment in WB and Legendary’s “MonsterVerse” alongside Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull […]

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Film Review: The Conjuring 2 (MA15+) (2016) (USA)

June 9, 2016

Our own Australian director James Wan has made quite a name for himself in the horror genre. Alongside some mild detours like the revenge-film Death Sentence and the ventriloquist horror Dead Silence, he started off the Saw franchise – which spawned SEVEN films. Next came the Insidious franchise – which spawned another FOUR films. Then all of a […]

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