Review: Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

I’d never thought I would be confronted with the corniness of enjoyed two of my favourite actors, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, but Eddie Murphy’s incarnation of Rudy Ray Moore, aka Dolemite, did just that. However, the point was not to lampoon a particular brand of “white comedy”, rather than…

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Review: The Irishman (2019)

We now live in a world where Martin Scorsese has made a movie for Netflix, which feels like one of those ‘before and after’ moments, especially if you’re an avid filmgoer. Years in the making and adapted from the 2004 book, I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, The…

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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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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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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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Netflix: Mascots (2016)

I’ve loved the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest ever since I caught A Mighty Wind on Foxtel over ten years ago; although I’ve always found it difficult to describe his distinctive brand of comedy. Having given it some serious thought in preparation for this review, I would describe Guest’s style as…

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