All posts by Larry Heath

Blu-Ray Review: The Sixth Season of Homeland is light on features but full of drama and action

The sixth season of the Showtime series Homeland is touted on its home release cover as its “timeliest storyline yet”; a big call from a long running series which has always lifted its storylines from the real world – albeit in a typically exaggerated, over-the-top, fashion. But in spite of a few speedbumps along the way, it’s made for some routinely addictive and entertaining television. And at face value, this season is no different.... Continue Reading

A massive line up of guests has been announced for the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) kicks off next week, and along for the ride will be a slew of special guests for a run of red carpet events, Q&As and more. It all kicks off on 3rd August when the cast and crew of the MIFF Premiere Film Fund supported Jungle will walk Grey Goose’s blue carpet along with a host of other filmmakers and special guests. This includes Greg McLean, Director; Yossi Ghinsberg, real-life survivor; Joel Jackson, Actor; and Lily Sullivan, Actress.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Dunkirk (USA/UK, 2017) may be the most spectacular war film ever produced

When the name Christopher Nolan is attached to a film, you know you’re in for a blockbuster by any standards. Whether it’s a big budget sci-fi epic (as in Interstellar) or a comic book trilogy (The Dark Knight) to rival any of the genre, Nolan’s work has been virtually unmatched by any of his contemporaries. This week, the latest addition to his stand out filmography hits cinemas, Dunkirk, which sees the writer and director travelling to World War II with a telling of the story of Operation Dynamo and the “Miracle of Dunkirk”.... Continue Reading

Ansel Elgort & Lily James talk about the ending of Baby Driver

While in Australia, the stars of the new film Baby Driver, Ansel Elgort & Lily James sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about the ending of their new film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright. So: was the ending real or imagined? Naturally, there are some spoilers here, so only watch after you’ve seen the film:... Continue Reading

Five things to expect from the new BBC First series Taboo

Brought to our screens by producer Ridley Scott, writer and co-creator Stephen Knight of Peaky Blinders fame (read our interview HERE), actor Tom Hardy and his father Edward “Chips” Hardy, the new eight part series Taboo takes us back to 1814, where Hardy’s character James Keziah Delaney returns to his hometown after the death of his father to lay his claim to a plot of land left to him in the will. The only catch is that he had long been presumed dead – and may very well have been at some point. So the question becomes – what happened to him, and why did he really come back?... Continue Reading

Doctor Who fans, the 13th Doctor has been revealed

After much rumour and speculation, the 13th actor to play the iconic Time Lord in Doctor Who was revealed this morning, following Federer’s win in the Men’s Wimbledon Singles final. While we know we’re not alone in wishing they’d wait until the Christmas regeneration episode to surprise us with the next Doctor, the reveal was nonetheless met with wild excitement from fans of the series. So who have they cast?... Continue Reading

There’s a freemium Futurama RPG available on mobile right now – and it doesn’t totally suck shiny metal ass

While The Simpsons have had their own long running freemium game in Tapped Out, the IP of Matt Groening’s other beloved series Futurama had yet to be mined for gold. That all changed a couple of weeks ago when Worlds of Tomorrow launched for mobile devices, and its fair to say that fans of the game should enjoy its contents. I’ve spent a week with the game now and have five initial thoughts about it:... Continue Reading

Interview: Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort and Lily James on working with Edgar Wright and becoming action car drivers

While in Australia, actors Ansel Elgort and Lily James sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about working with writer/director Edgar Wright in their highly acclaimed new film Baby Driver (in cinemas today). We talk about playing straight characters for a director who works with comic actors and scenarios, while Ansel also reveals who his favourite actor in the film is.... Continue Reading