Category: Film Reviews

Master Cheng — Palace Cinemas — July 2020

Master Cheng — Palace Cinemas — July 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Cheng (Pak Hon Chu) travels with his young son, Nunjo (Lucas Hsuan), to a remote ...
Andrew Myers' Netflix nuggets for your noodle

Andrew Myers’ Netflix nuggets for your noodle

As Australia, and the world entire, slug into another month of social distancing, isolation, and day-time television, we still must ...
Pixar rolls the dice in 'Onward'

Pixar rolls the dice in ‘Onward’

Review by Cam Williams Two elves, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), live in a magical kingdom ...
We’ll End Up Together [Nous finirons ensemble] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

We’ll End Up Together [Nous finirons ensemble] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Max (François Cluzet) has paid heavily, losing two businesses, a boat, and his marriage, for a failed venture and has ...
A friendly Tale (Le bonheur des uns…) — Alliance Française French Film Festival  2020 — Palace Cinemas

A friendly Tale (Le bonheur des uns…) — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Léa (Bérénice Bejo), a kind, understated woman, works in a women’s fashion shop in a ...
In My Blood It Runs — Dendy Cinemas — March 2020

In My Blood It Runs — Dendy Cinemas — March 2020

A festival hit during Dendy’s 2019 Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival, In My Blood It Runs sketches surprisingly intimately the ...
Emma — Palace Cinemas — February–March 2020

Emma — Palace Cinemas — February–March 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Jane Austen’s beloved novel Emma, published in 1815, is once again brought to the screen, ...
The Lighthouse: Sometimes horror, sometimes comedy, regularly cryptic, but always entertaining and original

The Lighthouse: Sometimes horror, sometimes comedy, regularly cryptic, but always entertaining and original

With the cinema domination in the 2010s of superhero franchises, remakes and reboots, immediate sequels, belated sequels cashing in on ...
Bad Boys for Life — Dendy Cinemas — February 2020

Bad Boys for Life — Dendy Cinemas — February 2020

Seventeen years after the release of Bad Boys II, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back, still paired as police ...
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 ...