Blu-ray Review: This Island Earth (1955)

While last year’s line-up of Cinema Cult releases focused on the lesser known from names synonymous with horror, I was glad to see the label find dip their toes into some 50s science fiction with This Island Earth. Often regarded as a quintessential title, Universal Studio’s first colour entry in…

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Blu-ray Review: Day of the Dead – Ultimate Edition

Unjustly criticised upon its release, with some prominent film critics missing the point entirely, George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead has since become recognised as one of the most significant and influential zombie films of all time; on equal footing with its two predecessors, Dawn of the Dead and…

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Review: The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Watching films ironically has long been a popular pastime, especially among pop culture aficionados, one that’s grown in popularity with the rise of podcasts and social media. Netflix seems to have taken note in recent years, particularly via their stable of Christmas features, most of which clearly make no apologies…

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Review: Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Will the ‘zombie apocalypse’ ever become passé? I suppose it has to a degree, depending on the type of fans you speak to, but more often than not, it remains a recipe for a successful film venture. Nevertheless, new release feature Anna and the Apocalypse covers its bases with a…

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Blu-ray Review: Dances with Wolves (1990)

Out now on Blu-ray from Via Vision Entertainment is Kevin Costner’s grand American feature, Dances with Wolves, a movie so big that it was sold in a two-VHS tape release in the 1990s. The era’s biggest heartthrob doubles as our lead performer playing army Lieutenant John Dunbar, a man assigned…

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Netflix: The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

December is here and streaming giant Netflix has unleashed a pile of exclusive, seasonal content. Among the stack of digital offerings, we have flagship feature, The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, following up on last year’s guilty pleasure hit. However, the less overtly…

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Blu-ray Review: Light Sleeper (1992)

Have you heard of Light Sleeper? I hadn’t either, until a few months ago, but now we can thank Umbrella Entertainment for having dusted off this early 90s classic for a HD upgrade, which hit Blu-ray for the first time worldwide on October 3rd. Written and directed by Paul Schrader,…

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Wellington Youth Film Festival 2018

Earlier this week, November 20th, inside the modest Sale Cinemas, the first Wellington Youth Film Festival played host to twenty-one shorts from aspiring filmmakers from around Gippsland and beyond. Organised by AIT University students, Paige Cunningham, Monique Marshall, Gabriel Abiera and Bailey Papic, creators of the narrative piece, Wonder; attendance…

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