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Author: Terryn Wood

A film nerd who always finds a way to drop movie references into casual conversation.

Deserted Island Movie Collection: Anything from the brilliant mind of John Hughes.

Best Movie Snack: Popcorn... Wait... No.... Choc-Top.... I'm notoriously indecisive!

Den of Thieves – Review

Studios routinely use January-February as a dumping ground for their un-loved films; genre movies with B-list actors that earn neither critical nor commercial success. Den of Thieves may appear to meet the criteria, but don’t let that deceive you. It’s a gritty character-driven thriller that doesn’t play to the stereotypical, and works hard in its 140-minute runtime to shake the ‘dump’ month stigma.

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Molly’s Game – Review

In 2013, former pro-skier turned “poker princess” Molly Bloom was arrested by the FBI for operating an illegal high-stakes poker game. Molly’s Game – the directorial debut from award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin with actor Jessica Chastain in the title role – is the true story of this woman’s upward trajectory within the world of underground poker and how it all came crashing down.

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The Princess Bride Celebrates its 30th Anniversary – A Look Back

Author and screenwriter William Goldman openly refers to his 1973 novel The Princess Bride as his best work – a view that speaks volumes considering his résumé. For a decade it seemed as though the whimsical tale of Westley and Buttercup would never make its way to the cinema screen. That is until Director Rob Reiner received the green light. The rest, they say, is history. December 4 marked the 30th anniversary of the film’s release in Australia and what better time to reminisce.

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Wonder – Review

Why am I so ugly? Just imagine for a moment that the one you love most in this world asked that very question. At the MTV VMA’s, global superstar Pink shared how she dealt with a similar experience when her 6-year-old daughter said, “Momma, I’m the ugliest girl I know!”. In the inspirational film Wonder, based on the debut and best-selling novel by Raquel J. Palacio, audiences explore this premise through a boy’s journey for acceptance.

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