Category Archive: Film

KNIVES OUT [2019]

Knives Out is a gleefully silly game of Cluedo that revels in its absurdity, never taking itself seriously, asking us to play along in Rian Johnson’s funny whodunnit tale, Johnson’s love-letter to Agatha… Continue reading

JOKER [2019] – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.3)

PART ONE PART TWO Arthur Fleck: “For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even existed” The Joker: “I don’t believe in anything” While there are other moments, these two lines are… Continue reading

JOKER [2019] – ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (PT.2)

PART ONE Early in the film, it isn’t hard to picture Arthur as a harmless mother’s boy, albeit a little nuts of course. “I’m not supposed to have a gun” is his hushed… Continue reading

AD ASTRA [2019]

James Gray is one of the few directors in Hollywood, or perhaps on the skirts of Hollywood (his films do feature big name actors) who makes films for himself and anyone who happens… Continue reading

THE NIGHTINGALE [2018]

A major step up in scope for Jennifer Kent after her excellent debut film The Babadook, this sophomore effort is a brutal, bloody but historically honest look into both the life of women… Continue reading

DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN [2019]

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. “To military historians, it is hugely significant, a demonstration of Australian grit and determination in the face of insurmountable odds. But to the general public it… Continue reading

WEATHERING WITH YOU (Tenki no ko) [2019]

A young high school student, Hodaka Morishima, is running away from school and is heading to Tokyo. His trip nearly ends in disaster as he his thrown off the ferry by abnormal, powerful… Continue reading

JOKER [2019]

A breath of fresh air after Marvel’s onslaught of movies that all looked, felt and sounded the same, and also DC’s rather lacklustre efforts all-round, Joker is a dark, twisted and unsettling character study… Continue reading

TIFF 2019: NOBADI

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. What initially seems like potential commentary on Middle-Eastern immigrants flocking to Europe transforms into a dark chamber piece, using the aforementioned construct to initiate a… Continue reading

TIFF 2019: THIS IS NOT A MOVIE

As always, many thanks to Courtney of Cinemaaxis.com. The English foreign correspondent/journalist Robert Fisk, as well as his body of work, is the subject of this riveting documentary that covers his career of… Continue reading