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November, 2021


Movie Trailer – Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Release date: In Cinemas January 20, 2022 Cast: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen,  David Strathairn Synopsis: In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious carnival worker (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is. A film by Guillermo del Toro.  

2021 Bond University Film & Television Awards

Ryan Thwaite of the Gold Coast has taken out Australia’s top competition for high school filmmakers with an intriguing abstract animation. The Year 12 student from Palm Beach Currumbin State High won the top prize at the 2021 Bond University Film & Television Awards, or BUFTA, at an awards ceremony on November 20. Mr Thwaite secured a full scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond with his short film Veronica. The film is a dark and brooding animation with a dramatic monotone colour palette and striking sound effects that reinforce the uneasy sense of dread. Mr Thwaite’s film wonRead More

Movie Trailer – House of Gucci

METRO GOLDWYN MAYER PICTURES Presents In Association With BRON CREATIVE A SCOTT FREE Production A Film by RIDLEY SCOTT ONLY IN THEATRES NOVEMBER 24 House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control. Director: Ridley Scott Screenplay: Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna Story: Becky Johnston Based on the Book: “The House of Gucci”Read More

Movie Trailer – Spider-Man: No Way Home

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the futureRead More

Film Review: Red Notice

Director:    Rawson Marshall Thurber Cast:    Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ivan Mbakop, Vincenzo Amato, Rafael Petardi Rating:    M Running Time:    118 Australian Distributor:    Netflix   Not only is Netflix’s Red Notice starring three of the biggest names in Hollywood at the moment – the film itself is the most expensive Netflix film ever made with a budget of around US$160 million. The good news is that this time we also have a big budget film that works in every single way. DirectedRead More

Film Interview – Aizzah Fatima

Filmmaker Aizzah Fatima Talks Making the First Muslim- American RomCom  –  By Allison Kugel Pakistani-American filmmaker and actress, Aizzah Fatima, has managed to do what many before her could not. She turned her intimate stage play, Dirty Paki Lingerie, a monologue-driven piece about everything you don’t know about Muslim American women, into the critically acclaimed film, Americanish, the first ever romantic comedy about a Muslim American family trying to assimilate into American life while preserving their culture. Fatima’s Muslim American romcom is currently taking the national film festival circuit by stormRead More

Film Review: No Time To Die

Director:    Cary Joji Fukunaga Cast:    Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Billy Magnussen Rating:    M Running Time:    163 Australian Distributor:    Universal Pictures Australia   This is the 25th chapter of one of the most popular and longest-running sagas from a cinematic point of view. Agent 007, now Commander, returns to the big screen with actor Daniel Craig in his final role as James Bond. While he is vacationing in ItalyRead More

Movie Trailer – Moonfall

Cast: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland Directed by: Roland Emmerich                       Written by: Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser & Spenser Cohen Produced by: Roland Emmerich, p.g.a., Harald Kloser, p.g.a.   In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) isRead More

Film Review: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Director:    Will Sharpe Cast:     Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Jamie Demetriou, Toby Jones, Hayley Squires, Sophia Di Martino, Stacy Martin, Kiki May, Taika Waititi, Aimee Lou Wood, Olivia Colman (narrator) Rating:    M Running Time:    111 Australian Distributor:    Amazon Prime / Studio Canal   Many artists are never appreciated in their time; others get the appreciation, but little of the money and fame. The latter is definitely true of early 20th-century painter Louis Wain, the subject of Will Sharpe’s delightfully eccentric The Electrical Life of LouisRead More

Film Review: The Ice Road

Director:    Jonathan Hensleigh Cast:    Liam Neeson, Marcus Thomas, Laurence Fishburne, Amber Midthunder, Benjamin Walker, Holt McCallany Rating:    PG Running Time:    103 Australian Distributor:    Rialto Distribution   A couple of years ago screen legend Liam Neeson dared to mention the dreaded R word – retirement. At the time he said that he wouldn’t be retiring from the big screen completely but would be pulling away from action films now he was starting to age. Well I’m not sure whether or not he found sitting in a comfy chairRead More