Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Director Rupert Wyatt has excelled in producing a phenomenal prequel of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes. Wyatt’s depiction inevitably proved a remarkable technological progression of the classic ’60s sci-fi representation. Avatar‘s Oscar-winning visual effects masterminds, Weta Digital, combined with renowned producers and screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to created not only a […]

Brisbane to see banned Iranian films

When someone held in high regard speaks her mind it’s hard to ignore. But prominent Brisbane film identity Anne Demy-Geroe says she is speaking out about the restrictions on Iranian filmmakers because it means so much to her. Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are two Iranian filmmakers who have suffered a great deal for their […]

Review: Mrs Carey’s Concert

Preparations for a school concert will always be nerve-wracking for students and teachers alike. But when the big event is to be held at the Sydney Opera House and the music teacher is the determined, passionate Mrs Karen Carey, the potential for a riveting documentary is created. Mrs Carey’s Concert follows the teachers and students […]

Review: Oranges and Sunshine

Based on real events, Oranges and Sunshine gives a deeply moving account of the deportation of thousands of British children to Australia. Between 1947 and 1979 up to 130,000 British children were deported to different institutions around Australia, unbeknown to their families. The film centres on Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson) a British social worker who […]

Review: Snowtown

Snowtown is definitely not a movie for the faint-hearted. Directed by Justin Kurzel it’s based on the chilling murders in South Australia 10 years ago and show how the worst serial killer in Australia’s history manipulates those around him to believe the lies he tells. Lucas Pittaway plays Jamie Vlassakis as an unsuspecting teenager who […]

Review: X-Men: First Class

This is an example of Hollywood’s worst commercial instincts and its continued decline from the heights of classic, original well-acted movies. It features generational audience targeting – the mocking of Gen Y’s intelligence – and a moronic storyline sparsely dotted with good acting performances but excellent special effects. Its interesting concept of human evolution that […]

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