Alison Brie

First Impressions: GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is a glamed-up, feminist comedy in the vein of OITNB

June 20, 2017

From the first scene, GLOW‘s feminist message is openly clear. Aspiring actor Ruth Wilder (Community alum Alison Brie) is auditioning for a role as company boss “Mel”, opening the series by delivering a sombre monologue. After finishing, she explains that she is grateful for the opportunity because  “there are not roles like this for women”, yet Ruth is informed by the casting director that she was reading for the male part – the female role was the secretary.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Little Hours (USA, 2017) is a fun, irreverent, often non-sensical comedy

June 18, 2017

Fans of off-kilter comedy should find something of value in Jeff Baena’s quirky spoof The Little Hours, a play on the 14th-century Giovanni Boccaccio novella The Decameron.... Continue Reading

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Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and more join Steven Spielberg’s The Papers

June 10, 2017

Steven Spielberg is certainly a busy man. Currently in the midst of a lengthy post-production period for his sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One, the influential director has wasted little time getting his next project off the ground. With Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film The Papers (previously titled The Post) ambitiously being fast-tracked for an awards-friendly 2017 release. The film has previously announced Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will be headlining the film. And if that pair wasn’t outstanding enough, the announcement of the supporting ensemble adds to the already incredible pool of talent.... Continue Reading

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Teaser released for Jenji Kohan’s upcoming Netflix wrestling comedy GLOW

March 6, 2017

Glitter. Leotards. Neon lights. This 80s wrestling ring is the comeback of the Glamourous Ladies of Wresting with the teaser trailer for this Netflix original series, GLOW.... Continue Reading

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DVD Review: How to be Single (M) (USA, 2016)

May 30, 2016

Given the combined creative genius of writers (Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox) who co-wrote this screenplay, one would have expected to strap themselves in for a solid, heart wrenching, feel good romp with How to be Single. However not all rom-coms are created equal and this would be sure fire winner, boosted by the growing star power of Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin) and native comedienne Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Bridesmaids) seems to have fizzled amidst an insincerely executed mesh of confused sub-plots.... Continue Reading

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