Film

Men in Black: International

 

· Tuesday, July 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

 

If the preview I saw of Men in Black: International was a Sydney Film Festival (SFF) film rather than just showing at the same time as the SFF, people would have walked out on it.

Red Joan

 

· Tuesday, June 4, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

 

Red Joan is probably the least thrilling spy film ever made.

Destroyer

 

· Thursday, April 4, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

 

Twenty-four hours after seeing Destroyer and I’m still trying to work out if casting Nicole Kidman as Erin Bell was an act of genius or a mistake.

Stan & Ollie

 

· Tuesday, March 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

 

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are regarded as the greatest comedy partnership in movie history, yet Stan & Ollie isn’t particularly funny.

Film – The Favourite and Vice

 

· Monday, February 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

 

Apart from the fact both films are nominated for the Oscars there’s little they have in common, apart from the hours spent in their make-up departments.

Film – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

 

· Wednesday, December 5, 2018 · 1 Comment 

 

The attraction of the Coen brothers has always been their embracing of the surreal and their depiction of extreme characters on the edge of society.

Film – Venom

 

· Monday, November 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Venom, a movie so bad that two weeks later I’m struggling to remember almost anything about it.

Diverse contributions of women in the Australian music industry

 

· Tuesday, November 20, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Sydney premier of film unveiling experiences of women in the Australian music industry.

Film – Juliet, Naked

 

· Monday, September 17, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 

Juliet, Naked is no Monty Python. There’s nothing surreal here – indeed it’s all very real. With few belly laughs but many chuckles, Juliet, Naked is impossible to dislike but hard to love.

Film – The Insult

 

· Tuesday, August 7, 2018 · 1 Comment 

 

Alas, there’s no denying that The Insult is a superb film. Lebanese personal, religious and political relationships all collide to tell what, on face value, is a simple…