Category: Reviews

The Peanut Butter Falcon — Dendy Cinemas — February 2020

The Peanut Butter Falcon — Dendy Cinemas — February 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Zak (played by Zack Gottsagen) is a young man who dreams of becoming a champion ...
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood — Palace Cinemas — January–February 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood — Palace Cinemas — January–February 2020

For some three and a half decades, Fred Rogers was the host of a daily children’s television programme, “Mr Rogers’s ...
Alex the Astronaut's 'I Think You’re Great' is the perfect antidote for a troubled, nervous world

Alex the Astronaut's 'I Think You’re Great' is the perfect antidote for a troubled, nervous world

[Minkowski Records] Do you believe that light can be emitted by imploding bubbles when they are excited by sound? Sydney’s ...
Lachy Doley Group's 'No Key Left Unbroken' lives up to its title; a full-on soul extravaganza from start to finish

Lachy Doley Group's 'No Key Left Unbroken' lives up to its title; a full-on soul extravaganza from start to finish

The Lachy Doley Group is quite unlike any other blues bands. The signature sound comes from the incredible wave of ...
Three-piece punk outfit Cable Ties hit out with an angry, righteous go at people who cannot handle diversity with new track 'Sandcastles'

Three-piece punk outfit Cable Ties hit out with an angry, righteous go at people who cannot handle diversity with new track 'Sandcastles'

Cable Ties are a three-piece punk outfit which laid its credentials down in 2016 with the appealing rhythms of the ...
A Lovecraftian film with gloop ahoy and an unhinged Nicolas Cage? 'Color Out Of Space' me up!

A Lovecraftian film with gloop ahoy and an unhinged Nicolas Cage? 'Color Out Of Space' me up!

What is a “Lovecraftian” film? Not being an expert on the works of the before-his-time author HP Lovecraft, and yet ...
Documentary 'For Sama' immerses the viewer into the war experience in Syria in an empathetic fashion

Documentary 'For Sama' immerses the viewer into the war experience in Syria in an empathetic fashion

Journalist Waad al-Kateab was an economics student at Aleppo University at the start of the 2011 war President Assad waged ...
If you’ve ever struggled, be prepared for Clare Bowditch's 'Your Own Kind of Girl' to find a home close to your heart

If you’ve ever struggled, be prepared for Clare Bowditch's 'Your Own Kind of Girl' to find a home close to your heart

[Allen & Unwin; 2019] Your Own Kind of Girl is the book Claire Bowditch promised herself at 21 she’d write ...
The Good Liar — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

The Good Liar — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) is a ruthless con artist who with a partner, Vincent (Jim ...
Jojo Rabbit — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

Jojo Rabbit — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

In 1943 Germany, 10-year-old Jojo (newcomer Roman Griffin Davis) holds imaginary conversations with his idol, the nation’s dictator, one Adolf ...