Review: The Predator (2018)

Much like The Meg which surfaced in cinemas last month, The Predator crash lands following an equally fun advertising campaign, creating nostalgia among fans via a string of savagely retro-style posters, echoing the franchise’s 80s roots. Directed and co-written by Shane Black, this third official sequel follows the familiar premise…

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DVD Review: LBJ (2016)

Since its premier at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival, Rob Reiner’s independent biography drama LBJ has floated around select cinemas across the globe, with a brief run in Australia from late March to early April 2018. Now available on DVD through distributor Umbrella Entertainment, this presidential feature focuses on…

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Review: The Merger (2018)

Despite exploring a different subject matter, actor and comedian Damian Callinan could easily be Australia’s answer to Chazz Palminteri, who similarly brought his successful and critically acclaimed one-man show, A Bronx Tale, to the big screen. With director Mark Grentell (Backyard Ashes) at the helm, The Merger, based on Callinan’s…

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Blu-ray Review: Tender Mercies (1983)

Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s most accomplished filmmakers, one who has been celebrated several times by distributor Umbrella Entertainment via quality releases of his early works on home media. Earlier this month, Beresford’s American debut feature Tender Mercies arrived on Blu-ray, a sombre tale of a middle-aged country singer…

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Blu-ray Review: Boar (2018)

I would never have predicted that in the space of a week, two Australian movies about a killer pig would arrive in my mail box. First was Russell Mulcahy’s stylish classic Razorback, a film which now has a rival in the newly released Boar from director Chris Sun (Charlie’s Farm).…

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Blu-ray Review: Razorback (1984)

I don’t remember the first movie I saw, but Razorback is among one of my earliest memories. Censorship and my parents rarely crossed paths, so it was no surprise that I caught the pivotal opening scene of Russell Mulcahy’s classic on television. With my young mind barely able to process…

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Review: The Meg (2018)

In this age of throwbacks and seemingly endless fanfare, B-movie bliss has been embraced by modern day creature-feature The Meg, which has lead one of the most fun and enthusiastic marketing campaigns in recent years. With countless posters, trailers, and online gimmicks, the build-up has been a treat within itself,…

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Blu-ray Review: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Home invasion horror has long been a popular sub-genre with titles such as You’re Next and Don’t Breathe proving big hits in recently years. However, while most take a serious rout, Wes Craven capitalised on the child-friendly Home Alone with his the outrageous and utterly bonkers The People Under the…

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