DVD Review: The Champagne Murders (1967)

Expanding their catalogue of World Classics, premium Australian label Umbrella Entertainment have added the rather sophisticated French mystery The Champagne Murders (Le scandale) from genre master Claude Chabrol. Following a trio of social high-flyers, the business partner of a champagne tycoon is being framed for a number of grisly murders,…

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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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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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