Whilst no one can deny Chris Hemsworth’s dedication to the role of Thor, it’s fair to say that the films that have accompanied his solo ventures haven’t nearly been as strong as what the character deserves. But as the old saying goes, “Third time’s a charm”, and the injection of New Zealand spitfire Taika Waititi …

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Outside of Russia, the Russian Resurrection film festival remains the largest and most respected Russian catalogue in both Australia and New Zealand. Running in Brisbane from 1st – 8th November at the Event Cinemas in the Myer Centre in Brisbane’s CBD, this year’s line-up will serve 14 select titles throughout, as well as celebrating the …

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Running until November 15th, the Cunard British Film Festival will bring the finest films from the British Isles to Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas for what promises to be its strongest line-up to date. From the opening night drama of ‘Breathe’, a stirring true story courtesy of director Andy Serkis (‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘War for the …

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As varying subsets of the horror genre have forged ahead in 2017 as some of the year’s biggest successes (‘Split’, ‘Get Out’ and ‘It’ remain three of the most fruitful ventures), it only makes sense that the slasher genre attempt the resurgence it so desperately deserves. It simply isn’t enough however to let a film …

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“Do androids dream of electric sheep?” It’s a question for the sci-fi ages, one that continually earns mileage in the genre as the concept of artificial beings having their own feelings is something often explored. One of the greatest examples of a film questioning this notion is arguably Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir effort ‘Blade Runner’, …

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Every bit as irreverent and non-sensical as the fellow titles in the Lego cinematic universe – ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ – ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ is a ludicrous but still suitably funny outing that’s light on coherence and heavy on heart. Adopting a mentality that pokes fun at both kung-fu movies …

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Rated: MA Following his rather visionary debut ‘District 9’, director Neil Blomkamp seemed poised to be the next great director in the science fiction field. When follow-up outing ‘Elysium’ failed to ignite the masses in a similar fashion, the tide slowly started to turn on Blomkamp and all eyes were fixed on his third go-around …

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Rated: MA Seeped in an 80’s atmosphere, and reminiscent of early Scorsese, ‘A Most Violent Year’ is a slow burn of a movie, one that keeps its audience taught with tension and unsure of when to breathe a sigh of relief.  Set in 1981 New York City, statistically known as one of the most violent …

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Rated PG Life, death and family; the three seem to co-exist quite frequently when put together onscreen, and ‘What We Did On Our Holiday’ is no exception.  Wonderfully British and ever-so-bittersweet, this comedy of errors focuses on separated couple Abi and Doug (Rosamund Pike and David Tennant), whose current relationship woes need little explaining with …

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