musical

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

It’s a pretty stacked week this week as we discuss some high quality entertainment. Ranging from Sofia Coppola’s Civil War era drama, The Beguiled, to Edgar Wright’s action/musical/extravangza Baby Driver, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here. We also look at Terence Davies Emily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion, and remain in the 19th century with Lady Macb...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part One – Best Scene, Best Australian Film, Best Dance Scene, Best Documentary, and More…

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part One – Best Scene, Best Australian Film, Best Dance Scene, Best Documentary, and More…

Welcome to the first part of AB Film Review’s End of 2016 Awards Show. Spread over three episodes because, well, we simply can’t contain all the different things we have to say in one episode. One day we’ll show restraint, but that day is not today. In this episode, we start our path to drunkenness as we discuss the best scene, best Australian film, best documentary, worst scene,...[Read More]

75 – Sing Street, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Sunset Song, Blue Jay, James White, Nasty Baby

75 – Sing Street, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Sunset Song, Blue Jay, James White, Nasty Baby

In what is our last episode where we rundown of films from 2016, we also get hot and sweaty in 40 (hawt) degree temperatures to bring this episode recorded on Invasion Day (aka Australia Day). We start out with John Carney’s latest musical Sing Street (there are slight spoilers in this discussion, but honestly, this is a film that knowing what happens doesn’t matter). Sticking in the U...[Read More]

72 – La La Land, Broke, Queen of Katwe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

72 – La La Land, Broke, Queen of Katwe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

There is no episode more indicative of the quality of this show than this episode right here. There’s bad audio. There’s swearing. Lots of swearing. There’s unexpected spoilers out of nowhere. There’s complaints about how hot it is. There’s an argument. There’s Bernadette telling Andrew he’s a fool. There’s also a double five star rating of a film. A...[Read More]

La La Land Review

La La Land Review

La La Land is a grand return of the ye olde style musical. Filmed in Cinemascope, full of bright colours and extravagant dance routines, this is Damien Chazelle’s ode to the films of yore – a look in the pool of remembrance and seeing the past through rose tinted glasses. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling team up for the third time, singing us all this story of two struggling artists trying to keep thei...[Read More]