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Walking Out Movie Review

As a study of this rite of passage, Walking Out is an arduous journey with a huge contrast between the stunning beauty of the winter landscape and the stark human condition after an accident occurs that rips both of their lives apart forever.   //   The winter scenery of Montana plays a pivotal role in the proceedings and shows mother nature to be a very cruel taskmaster. The film tells the tale of both father and son and via flashbacks, father and grandfather. The two ...

Hot Brown Honey Theatre Review

Mixing up elements of cabaret, burlesque, music, physical theatre and dance in a wild cavalcade of bright colours and big energy, Hot Brown Honey shrinks a big room down to the intimacy of a friend’s living room. A very groovy friend with hip-hop, James Brown and Living Colour spinning round and round and round. // Presenting their ideas in a confrontation way with the shake of the hip and a sly wink, the seven women make it very clear that they are not going to take anything but ...

A Quiet Place Movie Review

It also feature a screenplay that plants details in such an intelligent way that when things come to fruition, they make much more sense. There are no moments of the oblivious ignorance of illogical plot devices due to lazy writing that plague so many horror films. // The story revolves around new life forms (alien or not, it is never completely explained) that are driven by sounds, so the population now has to live in complete silence.To make even the smallest of sounds is to die a ...

The Death Of Stalin Movie Review

Joseph Stalin had a big title, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a big effect on the direction of Russian history during his reign from the mid twenties until his death in 1953 . He was also one of histories greatest mass murderers and when he died he left behind a power vacuum that many were eager to fill and more than willing to do anything to make it happen. // Chief among his potential successors were Georgy Malenkov ...

Early Man Movie Review

The story revolves about the fictional creation of football and being eccentrically British we’re talking about soccer and not the American grid iron sport. The film features mostly a human type cast with a few animals to give it a youthful appeal. However the animals that do frequent the screen add a lot of the film’s laugh out loud humour. // It’s an odd mix of humour and commentary on such adult topics as the privilege of the rich and the social pecking order of the haves ...

A Wrinkle In Time Movie Review

It might be a generational thing as this reviewer is far removed from being a tween but great story telling has the ability to transcend age limitations. There are good things to take from the experience however as Reese Witherspoon is very appealing and funny as one of the major characters and it’s good to see Oprah back on the big screen. It’s also great to see Disney give a chance to a female director on one of its major films, in this case Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle Of Nowhere). ...

Blockers Movie Review

The parents this time out are the clueless ones and this is played to maximum humour and effect. John Cena is specially funny and unafraid to go to extreme lengths to generate laughs. Their hearts are in the right place but their manic escapades do raise questions about their brain power.   //   The story revolves around a pact the three girls have to lose their virginity at the up coming High School Prom. It’s a testament to the script writers and actor’s abilities ...

Pacific Rim Uprising Movie Review

While it’s good to see John Boyega operate outside the constraints of the Star Wars world, he is given little to do besides being heroic. His charisma still breaks through but he is held back by a script that is very one dimensional. With its dedicated agenda of maximum action and sceptical, it will however play well to the right target market. // The director of the moment Guillermo del Toro was behind the first of the franchise and shares producer credits on this edition but the ...

Peter Rabbit Movie Review

With projects like this, being based on exisiting books (and children’s ones at that) it puts added pressure to create a screenplay that will have something to offer all segments of the audience. In this regards the film is very successful and the script is filled with many delightful moments. // It crates a very fun and lighthearted atmosphere and one that delivers its message with a distinct absence of preaching. It also has a number of running gags that just work every time and ...

Q&A Screening of Kangaroo at Dendy Coorparoo

A love-Hate Story - this groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined. "Kangaroo is a sobering depiction of how deep cultural divides affect ...