Rocketman: Elton John’s biopic is a musical and visual celebration

Director Dexter Fletcher dishes out the narrative in Rocketman possibly in the way that the real Elton John look back upon his past, arbitrarily recalling life moments through a hazy lens caused by years of inebriation, with a jumbled-up disregard to chronological order; both with personal life events and discography.

May 22, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Beautiful Boy: DVD review

Rather than a hellish vision of drug-addled adolescence, Beautiful Boy is a true-story that sensitively conveys the raw ache of parental love in the face of addiction.

May 20, 2019 | DVDFilm + Entertainment

John Wick 3: Ultra-cool, Ultra-violent

Keanu Reeves returns in another career-defining performance as the slick assassin in John Wick 3.

May 20, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Madeline’s Madeline: An interview with Josephine Decker

Madeline’s Madeline has been on my radar since seeing it at the Berlin Film Festival in 2018, a beautiful genre bending movie, which amalgamates storytelling, theatre performance, dance and art to produce an in-depth study of young girl Madeline (played exquisitely by newcomer Helena Howard) who struggles with mental illness.

May 18, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

JT Neal – Funny Business

Growing up in a small town within the ‘Lone Star State’ of Texas, where football is king, actor JT Neal found his passion in life far beyond the end zone.

May 14, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentTV

The Hustle: Slapstick Comedy revels in silliness and bad accents

Déjà vu abounds in this remake of the 1981 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, this time starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as a pair of con artists who battle for territory in the south of France.

May 13, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

High Life: Mood over matter, Claire Denis’ sci-fi English speaking debut

In the opening shot of High Life, director Claire Denis juxtaposes a lush, green garden with the metallic interior glow of a spacecraft bound for a black hole – neatly foreshadowing the events that will unfold over the next two hours.

May 9, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Colette: An interview with trans actor Jake Graf

We reviewed Colette back in September 2018 as part of our Toronto International Film Festival coverage.

May 8, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Detective Pikachu: Pokemon fan fodder, but if you don’t know your Dragonite from your Charizard, you may feel left out

Pokémon has transcended generations in popular culture, spanning card games, video games, TV shows, animated films and now a live-action film; just like all the iterations before it, Detective Pikachu capitalises on the cuteness of its mascot and the escapist nature of the world.

May 7, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Long Shot: Charlize Theron excels in a mediocre rom-com

Jonathan Levine originally came out with some indie gems in the early part of the decade such as The Wackness and 50/50 but as his career trajectory became more prolific it ventured into the soporific, with cringeworthy outputs such as The Night Before, Snatched and now romantic comedy Long Shot.

May 6, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Life of Brian: Monty Python’s 40th Anniversary re-release

The 40thanniversary re-release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian over the bank holiday weekend invites in the public one more time to enjoy this quintessentially British classic.

May 3, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

A Deal With The Universe: An interview with Jason Barker

We reviewed documentary A Deal With The Universe last week upon its release through Peccadillo Pictures.

April 19, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentInterview

Mid 90s: Thoughtful, Sharp, Achingly Cool

For those of you who grew up in the nineties it’s quite possible you recall such wonderful gems as the MaccyD merchandise from the original Jurassic Park film.

April 12, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Tales of The City: Netflix releases tear-jerker trailer for upcoming miniseries

Armistead Maupin’s famous book series Tales of the City illustrating the life a group of interlinked individuals in the hey days of 70s San Francisco is receiving a revival, or more aptly a continuation to the story, 26 years since the series’ first foray into TV.

April 10, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentTV

A Deal With the Universe: A journey into Trans. parenthood

A Deal With the Universe is a documentary made by a transgender filmmaker, focused on a transgender man’s story.

April 9, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

The Haunting of Sharon Tate: Hilary Duff brings 00s nostalgia to a lacklustre horror thriller

Audiences get the chance to see Hilary Duff (the original queen of Disney Channel, currently starring in TV’s Younger) in a new light as she takes on her first horror role in the new indie film The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

April 8, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Colby Strong – Winning The Fight

Colby Strong as ‘Blaze’ on the latest version of the Hasbro Power Rangers Beast Morphers series.

April 8, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentTV

Shazam!: Emotional family drama disguised as a charming superhero comedy

When orphan Billy Batson says the name ‘Shazam’ he is transformed from teenager to superhero adult, using his powers just as a child would, enjoying himself rather than fighting crime.

April 7, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview

Happy As Lazzro: A charmed & twisted modern day fable

Writer/ director Alice Rohrwacher is carving herself out to be an imminent and unique film-maker of the Italian but also the independent world cinema.

April 5, 2019 | Film + EntertainmentReview