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  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    The film watching period between October and January is one that’s full with films that simply exist to earn their talent an Oscar nomination. These are films that roll along, exist in the public consciousness for a period of time, and then simply disappear into the ether. Think August: Osage County. Think Nine. Think The Imitation Game. Think Trumbo. These were all nominated for Oscars, and they all existed in film history, but they simple came and went and did…

  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

    The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

    ★★★

    The early 2000’s was a curious time in the history of Australian cinema. After a wealth of films that were domestic successes in the nineties (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Strictly Ballroom, and The Castle), and with a rare crossover to international success (Babe hitting it big with a Best Picture nomination), there was an apparent reigniting of the search for the ‘next Crocodile Dundee‘. The quality of cinema was high, with some of Australia’s best films…

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  • Book Club

    Book Club

    ★★★★

    Let’s get this out of the way first of all – Book Club is not a perfect film. It has an opening credits sequence that showcases some of the worst photoshop ‘fake family photos’ in cinema. It’s got some truly horrendous green screen. It’s very Nancy Meyers kitchen-esque.

    But dammit, it’s one of the most enjoyable films I’ve seen in 2018.

    www.thecurb.com.au/book-club/

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    Annihilation aka Metaphor: The Movie.