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Running With The Devil Movie Review and Competition!

Nic is The Cook, during his day job, a mild mannered chef and a pillar of the community, after hours, a stone cold criminal running drugs across the border. So far so good. International in flavour, the film covers the cocaine trade from cultivation to distribution. It also examines the nuts and bolts of the drug trade from both the criminal and law enforcement side. This sets up multiple storylines that dovetail as the film progresses.   //   Moved along by unsavoury ...

O Beautiful Night Movie Review

When he runs into Der Tod (English translation - The Death) played by Marko Mandic, this malevolent presence in human form takes him on a journey that is part phantasmagoria and part road trip. Are these events really happening or are they just figments of a bruised psyche. The reality of this is left entirely up to you. //   The dark and unravelling action is intercut with beautiful stills and paintings of mother nature. There is also a female presence with Nina (Vanessa Loibl) ...

Hustlers Movie Review

The women do take advantage of the men but it is done in such a way as to drag all concerned through the gutter. The targets and their platinum cards pay extravagantly for the privilege of their company but the women doing the fleecing are also losing something. //   Jennifer Lopez as the girl’s ringleader, Ramona shows real application to the role and her athleticism is impressive. Her character has a steely core but this resolve is not used for anything even close to noble. ...

Watch the new trailer for Hustlers!

Their scheme pays off and the women ride a wave of extravagance, living a life of decadence and glamour. But when greed gets the best of them, friendships are threatened and the law starts closing in. //   HUSTLERS is directed by Lorene Scafaria and stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette, Mette Towley, Madeline Brewer and Frank Whaley. HUSTLERS releases in Australia in theatres on October 10, ...

Watch the Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) trailer!

BIRDS OF PREY is directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson, the film is based on characters from DC. //   BIRDS OF PREY releases in Australia in theatres on February 6, 2020. www.facebook.com/roadshow

Joker Movie Review

Set in a grotty version of Gotham City with its fluid timeline and using contrasting elements to their fullest effect, you are never left to slide into a comfortable viewing experience. From mismatching colours to the acerbic soundtrack to confrontational close ups, you are keep on your toes. //   It’s a sign of the film’s power that you relate to Arthur Fleck/Joker in the full range of emotions. You will feel sympathy, anger, revulsion, triumph and horror in almost equal ...

Watch the trailer for Palace Films latest release Birds of Passage

When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out that will put their lives, their culture, and their ancestral traditions at stake.   //   Birds of Passage will be released in Australian cinemas October 3. www.palacefilms.com.au/birdsofpassage

Watch the new trailer for Bad Boys for Life – in cinemas January 16!

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. //   Bad Boys for Life stars Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam and Joe Pantoliano, and is in Australian cinemas January 16 2020! www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesAUS

The Kitchen Movie Review

The establishment of the characters and story in the first act is fine, it’s the second act and final reel that are a bit wobbly. The end especially feels rushed. It’s as if the story would have been better served if presented as a high quality multiple episode television series.   //   Having women act in the roles traditionally inhabited by male characters challenges you to get past gender. These ladies can be as ruthless and scheming as any previous on-screen ...

Check out the final trailer for Joker!

The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this ...