Reviews

Review: Elvis (2022)

Musical biopics tend to be fairly rote affairs, by and large, constrained by the facts at hand and the strikingly similar paths that many of their subjects follow. That’s why, while Jake Kasdan’s sublime parod...

Review: Spiderhead (2022)

The gap between shooting Top Gun: Maverick and actually releasing Tom Cruise’s world-beating legacy sequel was so large that director Joseph Kosinski managed to squeeze in making a whole other reason...

Review: After Yang (2022)

Tea shop owner Jake (Colin Farrell) and his wife Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith) have two children: young Mika (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja) and teenager Yang (Justin H. Min). Mika, of Chinese heritage, is adopted, bu...

Review: Ithaka (2022)

Regardless of your opinion on beleaguered Australian-born journalist Julian Assange, one must admit that it’s only fair to expect his biological father to be in his corner as he tries to fend off the U.S. gove...

Review: Barons (2022)

Coastal New South Wales, 1971: While war rages in Vietnam and the world is rocked by epochal cultural and political unrest, in the sleepy town of Woogonga, best buds Snapper Webster (Ben O’Toole) and Trotter D...

Review: Ablaze (2022)

Opera singer and academic Tiriki Onus turns detective, historian, and documentarian (along with co-director Alec Morgan, who gave us Hunt Angels and Lousy Little Sixpence) after the discovery of...

Review: Pistol (2022)

For the first two of its six episodes Pistol feels like pantomime. A bunch of fairly fresh-faced young actors, their hair spiked, their make-up smeared and their wardrobe carefully torn, wrap their g...