It was a brave move by Sony to release a sequel to Jumanji (1995) back in 2017. Would people be interested in a sequel to a film that had been in development hell for almost as long as Robin Williams’s character had been trapped inside the titular board game?
A film that has garnered as much applause as it has awkward collar tugs, 20th Century Fox’s ‘anti-hate’ dark-comedy Jojo Rabbit enters the Awards season as 2019s most controversial contender for the gold statue.
Like everyone with access to the internet, I saw the two baffling trailers to Cats. The trailers are the epitome of creepiness and I would gleefully show them to friends/acquaintances/work colleagues who mentioned they were yet to set eyes on the CGI cat celebrities, so I was fully expecting the film to be a slightly off-color cinematic experience.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concludes the forty-plus year-long saga of the Skywalker family, and while it does provide closure, the journey there is mind-numbing.
Daniel Craig and his fellow ensemble stars are the highlight of the cleverly written ‘whodunnit’ from Rian Johnson, Knives Out.
Here to entertain the little ones and eventually drive the older ones a tad bonkers, Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel) and their motley crew have returned in style in Frozen 2, Disney’s follow-up to the 2013 smash hit. Is the world ready for another round of soaring songs and the talking, walking, snowman? Probably not, but Disney has delivered nonetheless.
Judy & Punch is magic. It’s dark and twisted and will have you laughing at events you’d ordinarily react to in horror. It will also have you flinching and looking away from the screen as your stomach churns. But most importantly, you won’t be able to look away.
There is much to be said about releasing a Charlie’s Angels instalment in a time where gender inequality and female representation are (rightfully) heated topics.
With a slight Oscar buzz about it, James Mangold’s latest film Ford v Ferrari roars onto our screens with a rev of the engine and a whiff of excitement.
Starring a cast of mostly amateur actors, Imogen Thomas’s debut film Emu Runner offers a delicate rendering of a young girl’s grief. In the rural NSW town of Brewarrina, the sudden death of a young mother leaves a family reeling.
A rumination on youth, success, relationships, paralysis and fading, Pain and Glory offers a poignant insight into the life of an acclaimed, aging director. Pedro Almodóvar directs Antonio Banderas in a self-modelled role to explore with great subtlety the reflectiveness evoked when an individual’s physical impasse is reached.
Aussie horror flicks have been more miss than hit of late. For every inventive and creatively shot film like zombie thriller Wyrmwood (2014), there are a dozen sub-standard slashers in the mould of Boar (2017) or Charlie’s Farm (2014). The good news is the lastest local production The Furies is a gory, heart-pumping roller-coaster ride that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from the opening scream.
For a film series whose premise focuses on correcting the wrongs of the past, Hollywood’s attempts at reinvigorating The Terminator series have proven about as successful as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hosting career on The Apprentice.