Review: The Craft: Legacy (2020)

There’s no reason a long lead sequel to The Craft couldn’t work. The 1996 teen witch supernatural thriller is a cult classic for a reason, and of all the goth/horror cinema that came out in the mid-’...

Review: Antebellum (2020)

The first 40 minutes or so of Antebellum is straight-up torture porn. That’s not a term I throw around lightly. Indeed, it’s not a term I use much, as its chief function is to delegitimize the sur...

Cyberpunk Cinema: An Online Panel

The inaugural Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival is happening from December 19-21 at the Actors Centre Australia in Leichhardt and it's going to be an absolute banger of a good time. I know because I'm on th...

Review: Freaky (2020)

Christopher Landon’s schtick, if that word isn’t too unkind, seems to be taking well-worn sci-fi/fantasy tropes and parsing them through a horror lens. He did it with the hugely enjoyable Happy Death Day,...

Is Adam Sandler the Nicolas Cage of comedy?

I’m starting to think we’ve done the Sandman wrong. Adam Sandler is an interesting guy who’s had an interesting career. A genuinely gifted comic, he graduated from the skit comedy gladiator academy that is&...

Review: Gangs of London (2020)

After Irish mob boss Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) is murdered, the London criminal demimonde is thrown into chaos. While Finn’s brash son Sean (Joe Cole) tries to take over the reins of his father’s operation, t...

Review: Brazen Hussies (2020)

If we don’t keep stories of struggle alive, they tend to be robbed of their power. We look at the past through the lens of the present and so when we reflect on the (ongoing, let’s be clear) battle for equalit...