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  • Child's Play

    Child's Play


    I'll get the acknowledgement to Don Mancini out of the way, the creator of Child’s Play just a touch over thirty years ago. Mancini is a man who, through dedication and persistence, has continued the story of the possessed doll through many, many sequels helping foster a dedicated fanbase for Chucky, his undead doll bride, and their kids. While not all of them have been successful, it certainly has been fascinating to see Alex Vincent return to the role of…

  • Lantana



    Ray Lawrence’s Lantana felt like an anomaly in the year it came out. Here was an era where Australian films attempted to emulate The Castle and Chopper in various ways – there was a heavy lean towards the broad-scope comedy and the Aussie gangster flicks with films like The Nugget and Getting Square. Yet, along came Ray Lawrence after a sixteen year break after making his 1985 film Bliss, strolling back into the landscape of Australian cinema as if he…