Film Reviews

Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Director: Chris Columbus Kevin McCallister finds himself left behind over Christmas again, but this year, he caught the wrong flight and ended up in New York. While his ingenuity gets him into the Plaza Hotel, his old enemies The Wet Bandits have broken out… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz Director: John Pasquin A divorced Dad has his kid for Christmas Eve and it's not going well, when an accident means he becomes Santa Claus. Over the course of the next year, he learns some lessons about being a Dad and about Christmas. What Is It? Tim Allen,… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

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Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart Director: Jon Favreau When an orphaned baby accidentally gets taken to the North Pole, Santa decides to keep him and he's raised as an elf. But one day, he finds out he's adopted and decides to head to New York to meet the father… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

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Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

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Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Starring: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith Director: Jimmy T Murakami, Dianne Jackson It's Christmas, and a little boy builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure, including a meeting with Santa Claus. What Is It? This animation is almost totally silent, except for the famous, haunting song, "I'm… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Created to cash in on the highly successful slasher flick Halloween which came out in 1978, Friday The 13th revolves around Jason Voorhees, a child who drowned at a school camp. Initially, he's the motive for the killings, and later the killer himself, as anyone who tries to stay on Crystal Lake falls under the… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

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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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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)