All posts by Erica Enriquez

Australian Box Office Report: Kong: Skull Island proves king of the box office over Marvel for another week

It appears there’s no stopping the mighty King Kong, as Kong: Skull Island topped the box office for the second week in a row, earning $3.13m. The number of screens this film is available (nationally) has dropped from 523 last week to 395 this week, so we might see this one slip a little after the coming weekend.... Continue Reading

SXSW Film Review: The Light of the Moon (USA, 2017) is more than a victim’s story, but a tale of human complexity

Bonnie is young and worldly, holds a job as an architect and lives in NYC. She has good friends, a pretty good social life and is in a stable relationship with a man who is equally as upwardly mobile, enjoying the same perks as anyone with a career in a city able to hold the young and ambitious.... Continue Reading

Film Review: A Few Less Men (UK, 2017) is conventional comedy with its heart in the right place

Three British lads on holidays in Australia for a wedding face a dilemma that would put a damper on any getaway. One of the groomsmen has died (after a drunken romp through the Australian outback, it seems), and now the two remaining groomsmen and the groom, the dead bloke’s three best mates, make it their mission to bring his body back to London, if only to avoid the wrath of said dead bloke’s cousin Henry, who’s five beers short of a six-pack. Except things don’t quite go to plan, and what was meant to be a simple plane trip back to the UK turns into a mammoth trek – lugging a dead body across Australia’s wildest landscapes.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Logan slashes right through to the top of the ladder

It should come as little surprise that the highly-anticipated “final” Wolverine film, Logan, should do so well in its premiere week. The film shot straight up to no. 1 at the box office and earneda massive  $7.85m in the process.  This is Hugh Jackman’s last foray as Logan/Wolverine, and it’s been well reported that he and director James Mangold wanted to give the character a send-off worthy of a superhero. It’s also Patrick Stewart’s way of performing his swan song for Charles Xavier, and, for the next generation, an introduction to new lil’ mutant in Dafne Keen, who plays Wolverine Jr., Laura.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Hidden Figures sits sky high on ladder for 2nd week in a row

Despite not winning anything of its three Oscar Nominations, Hidden Figures still topped the week’s box office ladder, earning $2.75m. Sitting in the top spot for the 2nd week in a row is a good place for this film to be in, as people find out more and more about the three women involved in the NASA space program in its infancy, particularly in a time when women, let alone African American women, were so undervalued in all facets of American life.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Fifty Shades Darker hits all the right buttons this week, pushing Lion off its perch

You know that the natural order of the world has been restored when a film featuring sexy time does better than a film about a man searching for his birth mother. Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, premiered in theatres this weekend and promptly took its place at the top of the box office charts, bringing in an impressive $6.16m in its opening week. It’s available at just over 600 screens nationwide, putting it in the same ballpark as Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (November 2016) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (released December 2016).... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: No stopping the Lion juggernaut, at top of ladder for third week in a row

There seems to be no stopping the Lion juggernaut.  It made $3.05m at the box office this week, and sits at no. 1 on the ladder for the third week in a row.  To date, it has made  $16.22m, and if it make over $21m, it will sit alongside Red Dog, Mad Max: Fury Road and Strictly Ballroom as some of the highest grossing Australian films to be released.... Continue Reading

Full program announced for the 30th anniversary of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) launched its program this year, with 2017 also being its 30th anniversary year. Held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square, Melbourne, the conference runs from 5th to the 8th March. Passes, both All Access and Day Passes (for days 2-4 only) are now available, with a limited number of VR Plus Passes (for Day 1) on sale soon.... Continue Reading