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: 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...

Review: Father Stu (2022)

Mark Wahlberg is the titular Stuart Long, the real-life figure whose path took him from amateur boxing to a misjudged stab at making it as an actor in Hollywood before a post-motorcycle accident religious conv...

Review: Troppo (2022)

In this adaptation of Candice Fox’s novel Crimson Lake, if the crocs don’t get you the shadowy conspiracy will. Any series that opens with a suicide-by-crocodile is surely worthy of your attention—and that’s e...

Review: Marvel’s Hit-Monkey (2022)

It takes a little narrative manoeuvring—some of it awkward—to get to the high concept of Hit Monkey, Marvel/Disney’s latest small screen offering. So rather than recount the setup, here’s the pitch: after...