Review: Midnight Mass (2021)

Horror auteur Mike Flanagan is already closely identified with Stephen King, having helmed adaptations of Gerald’s Game (2017) and Doctor Sleep (2019). His latest, Netflix’s seven-part horr...

Westerns Have Never Been Wilder at SBS

While technically the Western as a literary genre predates cinema, what with all the cheap, thrilling dime novels that made the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp famous, Westerns are synonymous with cin...

Review: Fires (2021)

When Justin Kurzel’s Nitram was announced, the cry “too soon!” was quickly raised on social media, the notion being that 25 years was not a long enough period between mass murderer Martin Bryant’s killing spre...

Review: Star Wars Visions (2021)

On paper, Star Wars: Visions has some merit as a creative enterprise. We all know that Star Wars has deep roots sunk into all kinds of rich cultural soil, including Japanese samurai movies in general and the c...

Review: Nitram (2021)

There’s a good chance that after watching Justin Kurzel’s Nitram you’ll find yourself down the Martin Bryant/Port Arthur Massacre rabbit hole once more, delving into the minutiae of the worst mass sh...