All posts by Lachlan Fraser

SXSW Film Review: Inheritance (USA, 2017) is a powerful piece on finding closure and oneself

When Mara (Jessica Kaye) returns to her childhood home of Belize bringing her lover Aaron (Daniel Ahearn) with the hope to reconnect with her estranged father and brother who live there. After landing, she is met with the heart-breaking news that her father has just passed away, shortly before his 70th birthday. Mara is distraught but does not tell her brother Ben (Mark Webber) about it. Tensions arise between them but when Ben overdoses on their father’s medications, Mara is forced to care for him. Drunk at all-night wake Mara reveals secrets about the father, changing forever the relationships of those closest to him. Mara soon learns that she must embrace her past while continuing to fight for intimacy at the present.... Continue Reading

Disney CEO Bob Iger calls Star Wars: The Last Jedi “A Perfect Chapter”

At Disney’s recent shareholders meeting, CEO Bob Iger spoke about the prospects of the Star Wars franchise. After relishing the success of The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which made a combined total of 3.1 billion USD at the box office, his attention has turned to Episode VIII The Last Jedi.... Continue Reading

The latest Alien: Covenant trailer unleashes new xenomorphs and it’s terrifying

And here we have it, the long awaited International Trailer for Alien: Covenant has arrived, just one week after Fox released a short prologue introducing the crew of the Covenant. Unlike the last trailer, this one doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to unveiling the dangers the crew will face on their mission to colonise the new ‘paradise’ planet.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Before I Fall (USA, 2017) fails to capture the depth of Lauren Oliver’s novel

Ry Russo-Young’s adaption of Lauren Oliver’s successful 2010 youth-adult novel Before I Fall tells the story of Samantha “Sammy” Kingston (Zoey Deutch), a young woman who has it all; the best group of friends, the perfect guy and what seems to be a very bright future. However, everything changes after the fateful night of February 12th, where Sam wakes up to no future at all. Trapped by some supernatural force, Sammy is to relive the same day over and over again. In endeavouring to escape from this trap, she begins to realise how her life was not as perfect as it seems. Leading to the discovery that this curse may be a lot more than just about making a difference to herself but also to those around her.... Continue Reading