Category Archives: Films

Gold Coast Film Festival Review: Pork Pie (New Zealand, 2017) only bolsters the legacy of the original

After more than thirty years, the amber Mini has once more made the journey from tip to tip in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Pork Pie brings the 1981 New Zealand classic Goodbye Pork Pie into the 21st century, and it returns with more than just the mini.... Continue Reading

Elizabeth Debicki on growing up in Australia & becoming part of the MCU in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

In the last several years Paris-born Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki has had a near overnight rise to success in her acting career. A lucky break thanks to Baz Luhrmann and being cast in The Great Gatsby has resulted in a number of other large scale Hollywood productions to cast her also. However her latest project launches her into the metaphoric galaxy, in the new Marvel film Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2. We quizzed Debicki on her role in the film, its challenges and whether she had ever pictured herself getting this far.... Continue Reading

Win a double pass to see Pork Pie, in cinemas May 4th.

Jon (Dean O’Gorman, THE HOBBIT Trilogy, TRUMBO), a charming but out-of-luck novelist, musters the bravery needed to try and win back the love of his life by surprising her at a friend’s wedding. One problem: he’s in Auckland and the wedding is in Wellington. After a failed attempt to make the journey south in his bomby Holden, Jon hitches a ride with Luke (James Rolleston, BOY, THE DARK HORSE), a sparky young dude driving a fancy new (and, unbeknownst to Jon, stolen) yellow MINI Cooper.... Continue Reading

Gold Coast Film Festival Review: Sophie & The Rising Sun (USA, 2017) is an intense story about a powerful & forbidden love

Before there was Loving there was Sophie & The Rising Sun (well, sort of). Sophie & The Rising Sun is a romantic story and like Loving it is one that’s all about a bi-racial couple. The film is ultimately a beautiful but fictional love story where you can really sit back, relax and get lost in it all.... Continue Reading

Dave Bautista on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, family units, unintentional comedy, improvising and getting into shape

When Guardians Of The Galaxy was released in 2014 it was considered a gamble, a bunch of rag-tag characters including a talking raccoon and a tree that says only three words. They were barely known outside of the comics so Marvel was taking a huge risk, but it paid off and the film was yet another box office success for the studio. Now considered one of the hotly anticipated sequels for this year, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, sees our space-misfits back together again. In the lead up to the film’s release we caught up with Dave Bautista who plays Drax The Destroyer, the super strong alien who takes everything literally and the comedic golden nugget of the first film; to discuss family units, unintentional comedy, improvising and getting into shape.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Going In Style (USA, 2017) Doesn’t Quite Land, Even If It Looks Good

In some ways, it feels like Zach Braff’s involvement with Going In Style is the most interesting thing about it. Braff, now almost a decade after his tenure on Scrubs, hasn’t exactly had a perfect hit rate on the big screen. It’s not that he’s not an untalented filmmaker, it’s just his previous movies have this pretentiousness and overwhelming naivete to them that really hinders them.... Continue Reading