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Author: Maya Dodd

Writer, traveler, casual daytime tea drinker. Read Harry Potter before it was a thing.

Deserted Island Movie Collection: Anything in the Marvel Universe.

Best Movie Snack: Caramel popcorn. Heavy on the caramel.

Peter Jackson-Produced ‘Mortal Engines’ Misses the Mark – Review

There was a lot of hype surrounding Peter Jackson’s new film Mortal Engines, hype that I feel was all talk and no walk. After having watched the trailer, I felt I’d seen the whole movie. Then I watched the whole movie and what do you know, I definitely could have just left it at the trailer.

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‘Lean on Pete’ Review – A Heart-Wrenching Story of a Boy and His Horse

Not so much the story of a racehorse as it is the story of a boy finding his way in a lonely world, Lean on Pete captures the sad reality of youth living in poverty within a society that has all but forgotten it.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is an Incredible Portrait of an Iconic Band and Singer

Queen was around well before my time, with Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991 taking place two years before I was even born. Regardless, and as with many of my peers across the globe, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was still a theme song of my youth.

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Michael Moore Returns with New Original Documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

Following on from Michael Moore’s original documentary on American politics Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Fahrenheit 11/9 delivers a close-up examination of the American democracy as it stands today. Which, under a microscope, does not look that great.

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Eli Roth’s ‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ – Review

Jack Black, known for being quite the comedian. Cate Blanchett, known for her more serious roles. Owen Vaccaro, not yet known for much. Together, the three make for a curious team as they endeavour to save the world from evil in the new fantasy film The House with a Clock in its Walls.

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‘Ladies in Black’ – A Charming 1950’s Set Australian Film – Review

Adding to the list of light-hearted Australian films that have been released this year, Ladies In Black delivers a charming portrayal of life for a group of working women in suburban Australia in the late 1950’s.

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Paul Feig’s ‘A Simple Favour’ is a Great Modern Mystery Film – Review

The teaser trailer for A Simple Favour really didn’t give anything away, and it’s all that I saw prior to actually going to the film. Understandably, I went in uneducated and with incredibly low expectations, consoled only by the fact that Blake Lively, the woman whose aesthetic I hope to someday inherit, would be in it.

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‘The Merger’ Review – A Small Australian Film with a Big Heart

Australian humour is one that foreigners often find difficult to relate to. However, being a true-blue Kiwi myself, I understand what it’s like to come from a country in which the jokes are understood by pretty much no one. Though there were a few AFL quips that went right over my head in The Merger, the film still had me in fits throughout.

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