Film Reviews

Unhinged (2020)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson Director: Derrick Borte Rachel (Pistorius) is running late and having a bad day when she gets annoyed at a man (Crowe) ahead of her at an intersection. When she beeps her horn at him aggressively, he follows her and asks for an apology, but her response… Continue reading Unhinged (2020)

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Podcast: Guest Appearance on Damien Riley on Film, House on Haunted Hill, Luz

I caught up with Damien Riley on his podcast, Riley on Film. He loves to talk about scary movies, which is great because I do too! We focused on two films. House On Haunted Hill from 1959 and Luz from 2019, and also chatted about Vincent Price, Deepak Chopra, life and why it's not crazy… Continue reading Podcast: Guest Appearance on Damien Riley on Film, House on Haunted Hill, Luz

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Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

Starring: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter Director: PJ Hogan You're terrible, Muriel. Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths star in this film about not fitting in and learning to stand out. Muriel dreams of getting married, and ends up stealing her parent's money to finance a vacation to meet the man of her dreams. Instead,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

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Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes Director: Gillian Armstrong Sybylla is a woman ahead of her time in this feminist drama, with Gillian Armstrong at the helm. A beautiful, often funny film, it's the story of a woman who wants more, a brilliant career rather than life as someone else's belonging. Watch below for… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)

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Australian Movie Month: The Lighthorsemen (1987)

Starring: Jon Blake, Peter Phelps, John Walton, Sigrid Thornton Director: Simon Wincer Beautifully shot, and full of patriotism and horses! Yay! Based on the true story of the Australian lighthorsemen and their ride that broke the British deadlock in Palestine in 1917, this is a classic Australian New Wave film, with many of the themes… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Lighthorsemen (1987)

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Australian Movie Month: Wake In Fright (1971)

Starring: Donald Pleasance, Gary Bond, Chips Refferty, Jack Thompson Director: Ted Kotcheff A teacher in a rural Australian town finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere after he gambles away his money. He falls in with the locals and soon finds himself degenerating to their level as the Outback makes savages of everyone.... It's… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Wake In Fright (1971)

Classic Movie 2020

Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Director: Don Siegel The original classic horror story about the slow replacement of people with pod people.... emotionless, alien clones of their real selves. While it spawned a popular remake in the 70's, and several other remakes besides, we look at the original adaptation in all it's black and white,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Cinema History

Cinema History: What is “Box Office Poison”?

Something slightly different this week. Covering an interesting and much mentioned piece of cinema history. We often talk about an actor or film being Box Office Poison, but what does this mean and where did this start? Watch below to find out. And while you're there, like and subscribe. https://youtu.be/fpCRqsiNCJw

Film Reviews

Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer Director: Rian Johnson When wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat cut after a family gathering, the police investigation is joined by famous eccentric detective Benoit Blanc (Craig). While all… Continue reading Knives Out (2019)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden Director: Billy Wilder A classic Audrey Hepburn movie, need we say more? Sabrina is the chauffer's daughter who has had a crush on wealthy David, who doesn't know she's alive... until she returns from Paris, that is. In an effort to disnentangle him, his brother woos her himself,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)