Category Archives: Films

Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (USA, 2018) is the epitome of fun fan servicing

Once again we return to a galaxy far, far away for another installment in the “A Star Wars Story” films. This time we explore the back story of one of our favourite rogues Han Solo, the people and aliens he meets up with, and their misadventures aboard the iconic Millenium Falcon.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Deadpool 2 (USA, 2018) Gives Us The Merc With The Mouth And A Warm Fuzzy Heart

Considering the risks 20th Century Fox took in greenlighting Deadpool, the 2016 film was released and became a global success, it seemed the risk now fell on the shoulders of its sequel. Deadpool 2 markets itself as “it feels bigger” and in some ways this is true and in others it’s not. The film leans heavily into its overt crassness, gore and ridiculousness but also comes away with some surprising character development and warmth for our merc with the mouth. Necessary plot mentions ahead ….... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival reveals seven sinister films for their “Freak Me Out” program

Fans of the dark, weird and macabre side of cinema are once again in for a treat as Freak Me Out returns to the 65th annual Sydney Film Festival. As one of the event’s most popular programs, the collection has once again been carefully stitched together with a far-reaching, open-minded sense of curation from guest programmer Richard Kuipers, who has compiled a list of zingy punk rock slashers, Brazilian werewolf dramas, and two of the most buzzed about horror anthologies in years.... Continue Reading

Greg Sestero to attend Sydney premiere of his new film with Tommy Wiseau, Best F(r)iends

Hot off having his book adapted into one of 2017’s best films, Greg Sestero has rocketed into the press cycle for the wider release of Best F(r)iends: Volume One, his new film with The Disaster Artist himself, Tommy Wiseau. The pair, who made myths and legends in 2003 with peerless accidental classic The Room, will reunite in this new Sestero-written drama (note: not a quirky new black comedy) which has Wiseau relenting some control this time as Justin MacGregor takes the directorial reigns. Sound like something worth your time? It sure is, and Sydney’s Hayden Orpheum agrees.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival showcases Indigenous films from around the world with First Nations: A Celebration program

Sydney Film Festival in conjunction with Screen Australia will be marking Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department’s 25th anniversary with a very special program titled First Nations: A Celebration. This will also be featured alongside a program retrospective of short films funded by the Indigenous Department, From Little Things Big Things Grow. ... Continue Reading