A feel-good film that pulls at the heartstrings, Green Book is a beautiful adaptation of a true story, delivered by director Peter Farrelly in such a way as to remind us to open our arms in welcome of all.
Set a couple of decades after she’d first visited the Banks children, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), by way of a magical flying kite, returns to the Banks home.
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.
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.
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.
Following on from the original documentary on American politics, Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) by Michael Moore, 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.
In Like Flynn stars Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel as Errol Flynn, a real-life actor renowned for his charming ways with women.
Tom Hardy has a special kind of charisma that compliments his aesthetic and makes him all the more attractive, even when bonded with a parasite that turns him into a terrifying, monstrous, alien thing named Venom.
Kevin Hart has a sense of humour that my own never quite gelled with. Sure, he’s funny, but I always felt like I was the person in the room laughing the least, you know?
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.
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.
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.
If you caught yourself wondering about a Winnie-the-Pooh film that came out not long before this one, you’d be right in your musings.
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.
Nick Offerman’s character in Parks and Recreation is just about my favourite thing on television. I’ve never been opposed to him playing a more serious role and I was lucky enough to witness that transition in the feel-good drama Hearts Beat Loud.
Originally titled Amelie Rennt, which loosely (and rather ironically, as you will see after watching the film) translates to ‘Amelie Runs’, Mountain Miracle is right up there on my list of favourite movies from 2018, second only to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
After watching the trailer, you think that you get a real sense of what I Kill Giants is all about. However, I can tell you with total confidence that you’d be wrong. Way wrong.
When they said Crazy Rich Asians, they meant it. Truly, they did. Crazy? Yeah, somewhat. Asian? Very much so. And rich? ABSOLUTELY.
I’ve been a big fan of Nick Offerman ever since those glorious days of old (well, not that old) when he starred in Parks and Recreation as Ron Swanson, the hilariously straight-faced head of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department.
This film is definitely one that we should be talking about. Funny, raw, emotional and inspirational, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette will have you jumping out of your seats and sliding into your bright-blue, equality-advocating t-shirts in no time.
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