Ford V Ferrari – Film Review

The pouts and sunglasses on the poster don’t do this film justice, but importantly the image of Matt Damon and Christian Bale underpins Ford V Ferrari because this is so much more than a film that is just about a car race. It’s about the volatility of men, the bitterness of disappointment, the corporate meddling…

Charlie’s Angels – Film Review

One of the bigger disappointments this year comes from wonderful actor, writer and director Elizabeth Banks with her latest incarnation of TV favourite Charlie’s Angels, experiencing the dreaded & unnecessary reboot, seriously lacking in chemistry, comedy and excitement. Kristen Stewart and relative newcomer Ella Balinska play two of the Angels, who come to the assistance…

Last Christmas – Film Review

The latest comedy from Paul Feig comes with a twist that apparently everybody else in the world picked instantly but I couldn’t see coming until the reveal, when it did become bleeding obvious. Emilia Clarke plays Katerina (Kate), who as a child was a gifted singer, but now as a young adult her life seems…

Doctor Sleep – Film Review

Not happy with Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation on his classic horror novel The Shining, Stephen King has returned to the occupants of the Overlook Hotel 40 years on, to check in on Danny Torrance, and see how the kid on the tricycle is handling his psychic gift. Turns out not so well. It is 2011…

Brittany Runs a Marathon – Film Review

Jillian Bell steps into her first lead role as Brittany, a New Yorker whose partying ways have masked serious emotional pain sending her on a pathway to poor health, both mental and physical. During a visit to a GP in an attempt to score some Adderall, a commonly prescribed amphetamine, Brittany is alarmed to learn…

Terminator: Dark Fate – Film Review

There’s a number of ways you can tell if you are watching a Terminator movie. Firstly, there’ll be a time travelling cyborg attempting to “terminate” one of the lead characters, who in turn will struggle to be taken seriously when explaining to other characters that they are being pursued by a lethal time travelling cyborg….

After The Wedding – Film Review

Michelle Williams delivers a knockout performance as Isabel, a young American woman caring for kids in an orphanage in Southern India. In desperate need of funds, an generous offer comes in from New York, on the condition Isabel travels there to personally meet with the potential donor. She is resistant to the idea of leaving…

Pavarotti – Film Review

Film Review – Pavarotti   If ever a film was made for my Mum, it’s this one. Ron Howard follows up his toe-tapping doco The Beatles: Eight Days A Week with an in-depth look at the life of Pavarotti, The Maestro, The King of the High C’s, and one of the great Italian Operatic Tenors who…

Blinded By The Light – Film Review

Bringing music to life on the big screen is harder than it might look. For every triumphant entry in the genre like Bohemian Rhapsody or Straight Outta Compton there’s a Crossroads or Glitter to ruin it for everybody. Blinded By The Light sits somewhere in the middle. It has had huge reviews and there’s no…

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Film Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil feels like the most soap opera movie from Disney in a long time. Aurora (Elle Fanning) receives a marriage proposal from Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson replacing Aussie Brenton Thwaites who is off busy in the DC TV Universe), much to the disgust of her Fairy Godmother Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) who would…

Judy – Film Review

Judy Garland died in 1969 having just turned 47 the previous fortnight. In four decades of performing she scaled phenomenal heights, attaining international stardom for her work on stage and screen, and was the recipient of awards for her acting and singing. Eternally memorable for her portrayal of Dorothy in 1939’s Wizard of Oz, she…

Hustlers – Film Review

It’s not just a homicidal clown dishing out justice in the downtown financial district on the big screen this month….More Wall Street guys meet their match, with less blood but more sweat and tears as Jennifer Lopez puts in a career best performance in Hustlers, a film based on a 2015 New York Magazine article…