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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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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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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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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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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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Unsane Film Review

This prickly thriller is an unsafe bet Unsane is an unsafe bet. The ‘safe bet’ is the norm ...
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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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Say Hola to the 21st Spanish Film Festival

Hola Amigos!  The Spanish Film Festival is set to hit Palace Cinemas this month and with its all-star ...
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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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12 Strong Film Review

Pays tribute to the soldiers while doing nothing for the audience. Nicolai Fulgsig’s 12 Strong turns warfare into ...
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Red Sparrow Film Review

Gratuity is the point. Red Sparrow probably came out at the wrong time. A movie with bodily exploitation ...
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Film Review

Rose-tinted glasses don’t disguise a plodding script. For their first date, aging Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) ...
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New Adaptations To Watch Out For in 2018

Christopher Booker once said that there were only seven stories in the world. And in the case of ...
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Game Night Film Review

You might know the story, but you haven’t seen it told this well. Sometimes I wonder if the ...
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Insidious: The Last Key

Fans won’t even get what they came for. These jumpy, horror-lite franchise movies attract terribly behaved audiences. My ...
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Every 2018 Oscar-Nominated Movie

Every January, like clockwork, Hollywood is abuzz with the first hints of possible Oscar winners. This year’s nominations ...