Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

Without a doubt this past Valentine’s Day was certainly one for the books. After a tedious drive to an area of Melbourne which felt equivalent to the “outer rim” in Star Wars, my girlfriend and I found ourselves in inside Westfield Southland’s semi-luxurious and intimate Europa Cinema to catch one…

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Blu-ray Review: Fair Game (1986)

Anyone who’s seen the documentary Not Quite Hollywood would recall Quentin Tarantino speaking with much enthusiasm about the audacity of tying a half-naked woman to the hood of a truck, an image which has become a fixture of Ozploitation cinema. Now for the first time on Blu-ray, Umbrella Entertainment have unleashed…

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Netflix: The Ritual (2017)

Three years ago when Netflix officially arrived in Australia the underwhelming amount of content in comparison to the paradise of choice enjoyed elsewhere barely justified the monthly subscription fee. Now I feel the streaming service earns its keep every time I log in, with new titles appearing almost daily. One…

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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Having lived in a rural area since birth, the fabric of small town life and community is something I’ve come to observe more closely over the years. Comprising of more than just simple pleasures and modest living, there’s an inadequacy and attitude of complacency rife in my corner of the…

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DVD Review: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Throughout their respective careers, director Sydney Pollack and screen icon Robert Redford collaborated on six distinguishable films between 1966 and 1990, spanning cinemas most loved genres. Without a doubt their most gripping venture is the highly secretive and deadly thriller Three Days of the Condor, which has just found it…

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Short Film Review: SLAPPER (2016)

Melbourne based filmmaker Luci Schroder serves up an unflinchingly raw slice of reality in the form of Slapper, a short feature which follows destitute teen Taylah, who is desperately in need of some quick cash for the morning-after-pill, following a brief and unceremonious sexual encounter. Shot unstylishly in my home…

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Blu-ray Review: Silver Bullet (1985)

Umbrella Entertainment have hit the ground running in 2018 with their Blu-ray release of Silver Bullet, which has had the online horror community abuzz since its announcement last October. Based on Stephen King’s 1983 novella Cycle of the Werewolf, the famed author also penned the screenplay for this obscure mid-eighties…

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Review: Swinging Safari (2018)

From celebrated Aussie director Stephen Elliot, who brought us The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the lesser known Welcome to Woop Woop comes a semi-autobiographical piece in the form of Swinging Safari, depicting the cringeworthily antics of kids and adult alike during a typical Australian summer in…

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