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...

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...

Review: Rams (2020)

When the Icelandic film Rams, from director Grímur Hákonarson, arrived in cinemas back in 2015, it did respectably on the arthouse and festival circuit in Australia, and that was about that. After all, a ...

Review: Fatman (2020)

Look, some concepts are just so wild that you have to take a look just to convince yourself that it’s real. Omit a few key details and Fatman, the latest feature from filmmaking siblings Eshom and Ian ...