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Melbourne International Film Festival 2018: Three Film Reviews

Climax When I tell people about Gaspar Noé’s films (likely often enough to constitute a social faux pas), ...
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WHAT’S ON: MELBOURNE IN SEPTEMBER

September promises to be an exciting month for Melbourne, as the city plays host to some of the ...
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Mission Impossible: Fallout Film Review

This is what a perfect blockbuster looks like. Here’s the thing with Tom Cruise: watching him, it’s hard ...
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Whitney Film Review

A comprehensive investigation into an iconic figure There’s a moment in Whitney in which, during the titular superstar ...
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What’s On: Melbourne in August

Lucky Melbournians, you’re in for an unforgettable August. No, we’re not talking about the embittering wind and rain. ...
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The Equalizer 2 Film Review

Nasty fun Critics have been using words like ‘sadistic’ and ‘nasty’ (RogerEbert) to lambast The Equalizer 2, labelling ...
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Skyscraper Film Review

Too much dumb, not enough fun To explain why Skyscraper (dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber) doesn’t work, I have ...
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A B-movie that falls victim to the requirements of a blockbuster The biggest question raised by Jurassic World: ...
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What’s On: Perth in July

Whether you want to channel your inner artist, travel the world through cinema or have dinner on the ...
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Tag Film Review

At least Hannibal Buress is funny Is it to the film’s credit if you laugh a great deal, ...
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The Incredibles 2 Film Review

Revitalises the superhero genre, Pixar-style The Incredibles 2 opens where the last one left us 14 years ago, ...
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Hereditary Film Review

Resist expectations and trust the filmmakers We will always need movies that mess with our expectations. Ari Aster’s ...
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Ocean’s 8 Film Review

Another missed opportunity to subvert Hollywood’s problematic genre tropes Working within the confines of a Hollywood studio system ...
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Cargo Film Review

We’re not using the ‘z’ word Cargo is packed full of ideas. Directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben ...
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Reconsidering Red Sparrow: The Critical Aversion to Violence on Screen

There’s a sequence part-way through this year’s Red Sparrow (dir. Francis Lawrence) that feels designed to confound audiences: ...
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Crooked House Film Review

An unexpected improvement on the last Agatha Christie adaptation, Crooked House still leans on its source material like ...
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Film Review

A phoned-in Star Wars entry with some memorable lead performances It’s seems odd that Solo: A Star Wars ...
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Deadpool 2 Film Review

More wisecracks don’t hide Deadpool 2’s lack of purpose Probably the worst thing about Deadpool 2 is that ...
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Avengers: Infinity War Film Review

More showreel highlight than cinematic event While watching Wonder Woman in a packed screening, something occurred to me ...
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Truth or Dare Film Review

A perverse, self-aware delight Joining in with the uproarious laughter during my screening of Jeff Wadlow’s Truth or ...
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A Quiet Place Film Review

A lovingly detailed, well-acted and tense ride. ‘It’s sound!’ You’ll spot this headline on a framed newspaper clipping ...
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The Death of Stalin Film Review

A chance to laugh at history’s biggest bullies There’s no such thing as a cheap laugh and you ...
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What’s On: Adelaide this April

South Australia’s capital is infamous for its rich and vibrant food and wine produce. Tasting Australia will be ...
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What’s On in Melbourne this April

With Easter Sunday sharing a date with April Fools Day this year, it looks like Melbourne is in ...