FILM FIGHT CLUB EPISODE 34: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, DOWNSIZING & DARKEST HOUR

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? ? Where we fight about a film everyone should see, a tiny Matt Damon, what Gary Oldman has to do to win an Oscar, Tangerine Director Sean Baker’s latest, the bear from Peru & the year that was, with special guest from The Social Film Network Debbie Zhou – tune in Wednesdays 7:30PM on 2SER 107.3  Continue reading FILM FIGHT CLUB EPISODE 34: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, DOWNSIZING & DARKEST HOUR

THEATRE REVIEW: (Jobready, 2017)

Navigating the job market can feel like you’re trudging through a cycle that becomes both tragic and absurd. To put it plainly, it’s a complete joke. Writer Caitlin Doyle-Markwick gets it to an extent; her new work, Jobready, is a series of superficial comic sketches that tackle the struggles of employment. Matte (played by Matte Rochford) is educated and competent, but even he can’t seem … Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: (Jobready, 2017)

THE BIG SICK (2017): A Rom-Com that questions cultural identity

The Big Sick is an introspective look at cultural identity, based on the real-life relationship between co-writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon If you are looking for a delightful romantic comedy that goes beyond the genre’s often exhausted tropes, look no further than The Big Sick. The film is beyond merely affecting: it rakes you up to care about its characters. With outrageous humour that … Continue reading THE BIG SICK (2017): A Rom-Com that questions cultural identity

FILM REVIEW: Clarity (2017, Raz)

Peyv Raz’s Clarity jumps straight into the action: Maggie (Dana Melanie), daughter of a wealthy, American family, arrives at her surprise party – only to collapse due to a rare hereditary kidney disease that threatens her life. The conflict is set-up just as quickly, as it is revealed that Maggie wasn’t born into her American family at all. Sharon (Dina Meyer) and Malcolm (Tony Denison) … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Clarity (2017, Raz)

Brief Words: War of the Planet of the Apes (Reeves, 2017)

Words before the opening title preordain the sequence of events that have been set out in the first and second movies – it began with the Rise, and then the Dawn. And now it is War between the Humans and the Apes. The third act of this franchise sees director Matt Reeves, bringing to the forefront his protagonist Caesar’s struggle between revenge and peace – … Continue reading Brief Words: War of the Planet of the Apes (Reeves, 2017)

FILM REVIEW: First Girl I Loved (Sanga, 2017)

This review was originally published at ImpulseGamer.com.au With some relationships, admiration begins from afar. Expectations of love and ideas of sexuality are turned upside down for Anne (Dylan Gelula) as she photographs fellow teenager Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand) at a high school softball game, leaving her instantly beguiled. But love isn’t all easy in the Sundance indie film First Girl I Loved, where the placement of … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: First Girl I Loved (Sanga, 2017)

FILM REVIEW: Okja (2017, Joon-Ho)

In Bong Joon-Ho’s newest film, Okja, it is a tale that delights with an undying friendship between a child and a giant-pig that reminisces off the imagination of Spielberg’s most beloved films, but never without fails to interweave it with dark undertones that commentates on our burgeoning capitalist society that profits horrifyingly off a meat-industry, fuelled by human consumerism. Opening up in the mountains of South … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Okja (2017, Joon-Ho)

THEATRE REVIEW: The Chapel Perilous (New Theatre, 2017)

This review was originally published on AussieTheatre.com.au A need for strong female representation arrives at the forefront of today’s entertainment context; to pursue well-rounded characters, and not reduce them to plot tools (the Bechdel Test is an example of how character tests are frequently applied to films/TV shows). It is a real testament to Dorothy Hewett’s 1972 play, The Chapel Perilous – with its sexually-liberal … Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: The Chapel Perilous (New Theatre, 2017)

THEATRE REVIEW: Big Fish (Hayes Theatre Co, 2017)

Musicals that pull on your heart-strings are not an easy find, but the Hayes production of Big Fish – a modified 12-chair version of the 2013 Broadway musical – proves that imaginative but humble stagings can ignite the magic of storytelling equally, if not better than the often rife efforts of a full-blown spectacle. Based on 1988 novel by Daniel Wallace (also adapted on screen … Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: Big Fish (Hayes Theatre Co, 2017)

FILM REVIEW: The Zookeeper’s Wife (Caro, 2017)

This review was originally published at ImpulseGamer.com.au Blockbuster movies set during the Holocaust are not a rare specimen; but The Zookeeper’s Wife offers a unique unfolding of an untold story in wartime Poland, where zookeeper of the still-standing Warsaw Zoo, Jan and his wife, Antonia – transform their zoo into a hiding refuge for over 300 Jews during World War II. At the risk of … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Zookeeper’s Wife (Caro, 2017)