People finding meaning in pop culture ephemera is so often met with mockery, so it’s refreshing to see it addressed with such compassion.
Thor Ragnarok is half Taika Waititi film – funny, digressive, unpredictable – and half Thor film – mired in tiresome Norse mythology and following the MCU formula note-for-note.
For better or worse, Jigsaw is just another Saw sequel.
Food Wars! offers up a substantial serve of shonen anime tropes, complemented by a generous side dish of food porn. Think Dragonball Z meets Iron Chef. It’s fresh and fulfilling like a hearty Sunday roast.
George Clooney, a regular Coens collaborator, knows the notes but he can’t master the music with his latest film, Suburbicon.
Over at Junkee, I dig deep into the health of the Australian horror industry and Australian opinions on the horror industry.
The Snowman is an unmitigated disaster.
The Pink House is a documentary about Questa Casta, Australia’s longest-running brothel located in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Of course, it’s more than that.
Across his filmography, Flanagan’ strives for something more insidious than the reptilian-brain jolts favoured by mainstream horror – something truly horrific; something that has you questioning your very own eyes.
Happy Death Day is a welcome example of refreshingly unpretentious B-movie filmmaking from Blumhouse.