Tag Archives: Stan Australia

Film Review: The Second (Australia, 2018) is a slow-burning look at the blurred lines between art & real life

When you think of words like “The Second” it’s easy to be dismissive and consider it something sub-par. In the context of the new Australian film, it’s all about a writer grappling with penning her sophomore novel. But this plodding, psychological drama ultimately comes off as second-best due to some issues with its pacing and rendering.... Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: unREAL gets a dose of reality at the Sydney Bachelor mansion premiere

Last night in Sydney, Stan held a special premiere event for the third season of their exclusive series unREAL, a show which takes place in the often bizarre world of dating reality shows. In a stroke of genius, the streaming service took a page from the book of the series and invited Sydney’s finest (including a healthy dose of reality stars) to soak it all up in the actual Bachelor Australia mansion. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us back these photos from the red carpet.... Continue Reading

No Activity receives its US remake; so is it any good?

When streaming service Stan launched in Australia in 2015, one of the first great originals we received was the all Australian comedy No Activity, written and directed by Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). It was a bloody good selling point for the then, limited content streaming service… well, that and the Wolf Creek TV Series! As with anything great, the mighty U.S of A needs a good old fashion remake of their own right?... Continue Reading

TV Review: Sherlock “The Final Problem” Season 4, Episode 3

In last week’s episode ‘The Lying Detective’ came the revelation that the Holmes boys have a sister, a shocking bombshell that had eluded us all. Mainly because Mycroft had purposefully kept her existence a secret from Sherlock (and us the viewers). In this week’s episode, those long buried secrets come to the surface, and Sherlock and John have their greatest challenge to date, facing off against the smartest Holmes sibling of all. Spoilers henceforth of course. ... Continue Reading

TV Review: Sherlock ‘The Six Thatchers’ Season 4 Episode 1

Ready the tea and make sure you’ve got your shock blanket handy because BBC Sherlock is back and here to emotionally ruin you all over again with a brand new series. Thanks to streaming service provider Stan, Australia gets each episode of Season 4 within hours of it airing in the UK. Obviously this review is going to have spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, maybe get cracking on that before you read all of this.... Continue Reading