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FILM REVIEW: That’s Not Me

That’s Not Me (Gregory Erdstein, 2017)

Australian comedy can be a fickle beast. While plenty of brilliant television has been produced locally, feature films can be another matter. The best Australian cinema has to offer is usually seen in dramatic features, with The RoverPredestination, and Holding the Man coming immediately to mind as some of this reviewers’ favourite films of their respective years. Comedies rarely make the same impact. Is it because there’s something just too awkward about seeing our ridiculous nature reflected back to us on the big screen? Or that it’s delivered better in thirty minute bites? It’s difficult to say. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: That’s Not Me

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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The BFG, Jason Bourne & Suicide Squad

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews

Time for another wrap up of some recent releases. See below for some brief thoughts  on Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation, the new Bourne, and the most highly anticipated comic book flick of the year. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The BFG, Jason Bourne & Suicide Squad

Oscars 2014 Wrap up

I promise this will be my last Oscars related post for the year. Just thought I’d share a few thoughts on the ceremony. Let’s face it – it was all pretty predictable. I managed 22/24 (and I didn’t even predict one of the categories). I was terrified that Gravity was going to steal Best Picture from 12 Years a Slave but to my relief, it was all as it should be. Continue reading Oscars 2014 Wrap up

FILM REVIEW: Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2013)

Dallas Buyers Club tells the (loosely) true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), an apparently homophobic electrician and bull-rider who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. The film details Ron’s attempts to access medication which was not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, and his setting up of the Dallas Buyers Club, whereby he sold memberships to other HIV/AIDS sufferers so that they too could receive medication from outside America. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Dallas Buyers Club