All posts by Carina Nilma

Film Review: Gold (USA, 2017) roots for the underdog but takes itself too seriously

When you take an idea like the story of a dreamer, and mash it together with a cautionary tale about the wolves of Wall Street and big business. With your lead character as that grizzled underdog type, and have it all based loosely on a true story the result you get is Gold.... Continue Reading

Film Review: National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land (UK, 2017) starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart

National Theatre Live in conjunction with Sharmill Films are once again bringing Australian cinema-goers a chance to experience the magic of the theatre. This time with Harold Pinter’s acclaimed play No Man’s Land, starring the incomparable Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. After a successful hit run in Broadway USA, the play returns to British West End soil for a run at the Wyndham Theatre which was captured on film for NT Live.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Sherlock “The Final Problem” Season 4, Episode 3

In last week’s episode ‘The Lying Detective’ came the revelation that the Holmes boys have a sister, a shocking bombshell that had eluded us all. Mainly because Mycroft had purposefully kept her existence a secret from Sherlock (and us the viewers). In this week’s episode, those long buried secrets come to the surface, and Sherlock and John have their greatest challenge to date, facing off against the smartest Holmes sibling of all. Spoilers henceforth of course. ... Continue Reading

TV Review: Sherlock “The Lying Detective” Season 4 Episode 2

Last week’s episode ‘The Six Thatchers’ (Series 4 Episode 1) received some mixed reviews in the media. Some were praising, others were less positive. The Guardian’s review even resulted in co-creator and the episode’s writer Mark Gatiss rebutting their critique in verse. The episode for most felt like a step away from the format we’ve been used to seeing, whether this was deliberate or accidental, in the end it doesn’t matter as what’s done is done. The biggest shockwave, the death of Mary Watson, will now result in tidal wave ripples that affect not just the characters but also where the story goes. This week’s episode ‘The Lying Detective’ has us entering into much darker territory, particularly with Mary’s ominous posthumous message “Go to Hell, Sherlock”. Tread carefully, for ahead there be spoilers.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Sherlock ‘The Six Thatchers’ Season 4 Episode 1

Ready the tea and make sure you’ve got your shock blanket handy because BBC Sherlock is back and here to emotionally ruin you all over again with a brand new series. Thanks to streaming service provider Stan, Australia gets each episode of Season 4 within hours of it airing in the UK. Obviously this review is going to have spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, maybe get cracking on that before you read all of this.... Continue Reading

Jemaine Clement talks playing a giant crab in Moana, channelling David Bowie and Maori myths (EXCLUSIVE)

Arriving into Australian cinemas on Boxing Day is Disney’s brand new animated feature Moana and this will be the first time the studio is exploring the culture and myths of the South Pacific region, particularly that of the Polynesian people.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (M, USA, 2016) is action packed and ruthless

The Star Wars saga is set to continue, this time with the first stand alone film in its ‘Anthology’ series. Singular films that will showcase interconnected stories or characters that basically provide an extended universe to our main trilogies. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is first out of the gates and has a lot to live up to as the film that is the lead up to 1977’s A New Hope.... Continue Reading