Tag Archives: Carina Nilma

Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Miss Sharon Jones! (USA, 2015)

Sharon Jones isn’t a household name, nor an artist with a breakout radio hit. But those who do know of her and her talent, will attest to her brilliance. She has been likened to a female James Brown, belting out soul and funk tunes and thrashing and shimmying like a pint sized Tina Turner. However this biopic documentary is less a music doco and more a very intimate look behind the scenes into Sharon Jones’ battle against cancer.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: Zero Days (USA, 2016)

Over the course of the last century, warfare has been conducted on land, in the sea or in the air. But with thanks to our ever evolving technology there no longer needs to be a physical presence for war. It can now all be done electronically, digitally, silently and invisibly and cause irreparable damage. When a malicious computer virus known as “Stuxnet” is found it sets those in the anti-virus realm into a frenzy in an attempt to discover not only its origins but how to potentially defeat it. What those in the anti-virus industry weren’t aware of, was not only how dangerous this virus was but the fact that its purpose was far more sinister than they could imagine.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Swiss Army Man (M, USA, 2016)

Simply put, Swiss Army Man is a story about how a man, whilst lost and trapped on an island, befriends a seemingly magical corpse in order to find his way back to civilisation. However, this film is far more than that, it’s an examination of a multitude of themes. A comedy, a drama,a tale of friendship and survival despite the odds. Although if you find farting and fart jokes disgusting, then this definitely isn’t the film for you.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (M) (USA, 2016)

In 2014 a new live adaptation of the beloved comic and cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit our screens. The reception wasn’t great, complaints aplenty from fans and mutiple Raspberry Awards made it fairly clear that the film’s producers, writers and the studio had some work to do to win back their audience.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Captain America: Civil War (M, USA, 2016)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be this juggernaut that keeps pumping out successful film after successful film. They’ve been on this upward trajectory for so long that it seems inevitable that they will have to stumble somewhere. Surprisingly and welcomingly so, Captain America: Civil War is not that movie.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Jungle Book (PG, USA, 2016)

In the last decade Disney has slowly but surely been churning out live action versions of some of its classic films and stories. There’s been 101 Dalmations, Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella to name a few. Now to add to that list is The Jungle Book, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story as well as Disney’s own animated film from 1967. But when you’re bringing a live action tale about the jungle to the big screen, this film takes a decided step away from the fantasy and goes for a darker realism.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Ripper Street Season 3 (UK, 2015)

At the end of Season 2 Ripper Street was cancelled by the BBC only to be resurrected by streaming service Amazon Prime who agreed to a third season after an online campaign by the show’s loyal and dismayed fans. In Season 3 of Ripper Street we return to Whitechapel and H Division and the grimy streets of Victorian England when a disaster shakes the lives of everybody in the borough. From amongst the debris emerges clues that uncover long hidden deceits.... Continue Reading

TV Review: The X Files Season 10 Episode 6 “My Struggle II” (USA, 2016)

After 5 episodes of The X Files we have now reached the Season 10 mini-series finale, “My Struggle II”, the book end to the first episode in the series titled “My Struggle”. It has been a tumultuous ride but we have been treated to some brilliant, some good and some average episodes in this short space of time. But to be honest I’m just glad that we got the show back at all, so I’ll happily take some of the bad with the good, and I hate saying it but this one was one of the average episodes.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (MA15+, USA/UK, 2016)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Hollywood is on to a good thing, they will milk the shit out of it and exploit it until audiences are sick of it and then move on to the next “cool” thing. Right now that thing is very much zombies, so don’t be surprised to see if this trend potentially starts to grow with more adaptations that could soon follow featuring the undead. You would be safe to assume that Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has every potential for being a train wreck movie, or one of those so bad it’s bad films but in actual fact it’s neither and is surprisingly enjoyable as a fun rollick through an alternate universe.... Continue Reading

TV Review: The X Files Season 10 Episode 5, “Babylon” (USA, 2016)

Never one to back away from an occasionally controversial story, this week’s episode of The X Files dabbles in politics, terrorism, communicating with the near-dead, neuroscience, mysticism, love VS hate and magic mushrooms. It’s quite a bit to pack into an episode, and creator, writer and director Chris Carter has a crack at it. It’s a bit of a hit and miss episode and we take a look why.... Continue Reading