Review: Occupation: Rainfall (2021)

On the heels of 2018’s wildly ambitious Occupation comes the next instalment in writer and director Luke Sparke’s sci-fi opus. Did you miss the first one? Never mind, the premise is simple: we’ve bee...

The 5 best TV westerns to stream right now

Chuck Norris’ karate-kicking Texas Ranger has returned to the small screen, only now he’s played by Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and the title has been reduced down from Walker: Texas Ranger to simply Walker...

Review: The Rental (2020)

Slasher films of the ‘80s may have conditioned us to cheer for the villain but, look, there’s a line, okay? And The Rental, the feature directorial debut of actor Dave Franco, exists on the far side of it. It’...

Review: Penguin Bloom (2021)

Right off the bat it’s important to demarcate the actual life and experiences of Sam Bloom and family from the film based on them. Sam Bloom, a nurse and avid surfer, was in the grip of depression following an...

Review: WandaVision (2021)

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a cultural behemoth, the more interesting stuff tends to happen off to the sides, away from the big universe-shaking titanic tussles. With the launch of Disney+, whi...

Review: The Mandalorian Season 2 (2020)

I was fairly disappointed in the first season of The Mandalorian, largely due to its lack of ambition and reliance on fan service. The thing is, if you’re going to go back to the well for another bucket of hel...

Review: Nomadland (2020)

Director of The Rider and the upcoming Marvel tentpole Eternals (I am baffled, too) Chloe Zhao shines a light on some of the grimmer aspects of the United States’ ongoing economic desertification with her late...