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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Blu-ray Review: Next of Kin (1982)

Due to a limited release on DVD, which until recently fetched a hefty price from eBay sellers, Next of Kin was somewhat of a holy grail among collectors of Ozploitation cinema. One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movies and often regarded as Australia’s first on-screen ghost story, the obscure, yet popular…

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