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I, Tonya Review

I, Tonya Review

I love films based on true stories. I love sports (not all, and not necessarily sports films purely focused on the sport aspect). I love dramas. I love black comedy. And, I remember the mayhem around the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan ‘incident’ in the nineties. So, I, Tonya was always going to appeal to me. But it was tricky to stomach in parts – for numerous reasons. As noted pretty much everywher...[Read More]

Southside With You Review

Southside With You Review

Richard Tanne’s Southside With You is a film about foundations. It’s a film about the foundations of a culture, a society, a community. It’s a film that essays the foundations of what goes into the creation of leaders. At its core though, and the ultimate foundation of what Southside With You is built on, is love. Parker Sawyers stars as Barack Obama. Tika Sumpter stars as Michelle Robinson. Of co...[Read More]

56 – Bad Neighbours 2, Pawno, The Boss, A Month of Sundays, I Smile Back, Trumbo

56 – Bad Neighbours 2, Pawno, The Boss, A Month of Sundays, I Smile Back, Trumbo

Explicit Content This week we welcome the return of Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in the Nick Stoller directed comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2, or as you Americans might call it, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. We then split ways as Andrew discusses the Australian film Pawno and in turn also discusses why Australian cinema is so damn great and essential. Bernadette watched The Boss. Andrew discusses anot...[Read More]

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

Where Kingsman announced the arrival of new talent Taron Egerton, Eddie the Eagle cements his place as a bonafide movie star. This is the infectiously positive story of Olympic ski jumper, Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards, a man who always dreamed of being an Olympian and was going to stop at nothing to achieve his dream. In this adaptation which is inspired by the true story, Taron Egerton portrays Eddie ...[Read More]

Experimenter

Experimenter

When portraying a real life event on film, it’s sometimes easier to dramatise elements to enforce a certain emotional reaction from the viewer. With Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter, the real life of psychologist Stanley Milgram is examined alongside his famed social experiments. Peter Sarsgaard stars as Milgram, while Winona Ryder stars as Milgram’s wife, Alexandra. Milgram’s notable experiment f...[Read More]