All posts by Ryan Champion

Netflix Review: Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (USA, 2017) is riveting and oh-so-important

Directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, and also a passion project for actress Rashida Jones, the 2015 documentary Hot Girls Wanted was a stark, confronting look at the exploitative and predatory nature of the adult film industry. In its follow up, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, the trio reunite for a six-part series that focuses on the advent of technology and how it has affected the way in which we view and consume sexual media.... Continue Reading

Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Above the Law (PS4, 2017)

Above the Law goes to great lengths to answer a litany of questions we’ve all been harbouring since episode 1. In that sense, it displays perfect pacing and timing, drawing out mysteries and cashing in on them at the right time. However, the third episode puts into perspective just how out of control you can be in Telltale’s niche brand of games.... Continue Reading

Messed up horror film The Evil Within is getting some Australian screenings

Bounty Films has announced Melbourne and Brisbane screenings of twisted, meth-fuelled, cult film, The Evil WithinThe Evil Within will be screening in Melbourne at the Astor Theatre on the 25th of April at 9.30pm and the Lido Cinemas on the 28th of April at 9.00pm. Then in Brisbane at the Event Cinemas Myer Centre at the on 14th of May at 2pm.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Netflix’s The Get Down (Part Two) is filled with sensational, bombastic and breathtaking musical numbers

The second part of The Get Down first season (the story of the rise of Hip-Hop and reign of Disco in the 70s’ created by Baz Luhrmann) is an over-dramatic affair, hampered by an occasional inconsistent narrative and schmaltzy performances and yet, the latter half of its five part run is some of the best TV I’ve seen in some time. It’s almost as though it’s aware of its weaknesses and instead of trying to rectify them, it wears them on its sleeve, somehow twisting them into the show’s most charming and effective elements.... Continue Reading

David Stratton to present a 10 film retrospective on Akira Kurosawa at the Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and The Japan Foundation have announced that David Stratton (much beloved co-host of ABC’s former critic show At the Movies) will present a program of 10 essential films directed by the great Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. ... Continue Reading