Sesame Street meets South Park: the best way I can describe the brilliance that is Robert Lopez’s Avenue Q, recently debuting on a local Sydney stage by the wonderful Independent Theatre Company.Read More
We made it. 22 movies and a decade later, Marvel has achieved a feat no franchise in cinematic history has done before: a universe of on-screen characters, interwoven adventures, and origin stories that have all culminated in a final, incredibly satisfying send-off: Avengers: Endgame.Read More
Following his success with the blockbuster horror film, Get Out, Jordan Peele impresses again with his chilling 2019 release, Us.
It’s safe to say that Peele’s one hell of a versatile artist – taking his talent from comedy as the other half of Key and Peele, portraying a variety of weird and wacky personalities; to writing, directing, and producing some of the best horror films in this generation.Read More
With a new year of cinema just coming in bloom, it’s rare for me to wholeheartedly peg a film as my ‘favourite’ so far. Call it an impulsive claim, but Anthony Maras’ 2019 docu-thriller, Hotel Mumbai, managed to do just that.Read More
Few things in the real world are scarier than a persistent stalker. Few things in horror movies are scarier than evil old ladies. Neil Jordan’s newest film, “Greta”, combines the two for a cat-and-mouse thrill ride of psychological mind games and disturbing twists, albeit with a side of pulp clichés.Read More
So most of us are up to date with the latest Oscars buzz and know that Green Book went home snagging the award for Best Picture.
While I can’t exactly discuss the deservedness of the outcome (haven’t seen any other ‘Best Picture’ nominee besides ‘Black Panther’), I can argue for how well it held up as a biopic drama – and it was great.Read More
The trailers are still raking in views, entertainment websites continue to release info snippets each month and die-hard fans are ready to secure tickets for their local cinema’s premiere – and I’m about to piss some people off with this upcoming rant on why I already dislike the idea of remaking The Lion King, and the full thing hasn’t even come out yet.Read More
If you have that one friend who never seems to know how to password-protect their phone, laptop, or whatever other mobile device (or perhaps that friend is you), get them to see this show.Read More
Few horror movies manage to truly impress in this day and age, much less those that attempt to take on the ‘scary-monster’ narrative. It’s the reason why I prefer the more psychological tales of terror that deal with more distressing, unstable mental themes, and yet, still manage to (somewhat) base themselves in reality. Think films like An Invitation or Gerald’s Game. These subject matters, at least, have the slight possibility of actually manifesting in the real world. It’s what makes them more terrifying.Read More
So after having seen The Book of Mormon in Sydney for the 3rd time (yes, that’s right; I’ve gone three times), I think it’s safe to say that I can provide a pretty sound, detailed review of this entertainment gem bestowed upon us by the South Park gods. I’m talking about Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the brilliant minds behind Cannibal! The Musical, Team America, and of course – everyone’s favorite lewd, crude, satirical cartoon.Read More