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Category: Other Reviews

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MOVIE REVIEW: LATE NIGHT

MOVIE REVIEW: LATE NIGHT

| 9 August 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: LATE NIGHT Written by Mindy Kaling Directed by Nisha Ganatra Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% We’re at an exciting, pivotal point in history where equality and diversity and representation are more important than ever, and no-one is better experienced to provide an astute, real comic view than Mindy […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: DANGER CLOSE – The Battle Of Long Tan

MOVIE REVIEW: DANGER CLOSE – The Battle Of Long Tan

| 9 August 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: DANGER CLOSE – The Battle Of Long Tan Written by Stuart Beattie, James Nicholas, Karel Segers, Paul Sullivan & Jack Brislee Directed by Kriv Stenders Starring Travis Fimmel, Richard Roxburgh, Daniel Webber, Luke Bracey Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 90% The bloodiest battle of the Vietnam war for ANZAC troops seems an unlikely project […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: LOCUSTS (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: LOCUSTS (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 8 July 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: LOCUSTS (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Heath Davis Starring Ben Guerens, Nathaniel Dean, Jessica McNamee Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 73% Hot on the heels of the excellent Book Week, Heath Davis’s latest film concerns itself less with the titular scavenging insects, and more with their feral human equivalents – […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 6 July 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written & directed by S Craig Zahler Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Laurie Holden, Don Johnson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 79% When you’ve been scuffing concrete for too many years – too many decades – as a New […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: CARMINE STREET GUITARS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: CARMINE STREET GUITARS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 6 July 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: CARMINE STREET GUITARS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written by Len Blum Directed by Ron Mann Starring Rick Kelly, Cindy Hulej, Charlie Sexton, Jim Jarmusch, Lenny Kaye Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 77% What Rick Kelly has built in his pokey hole-n-the-wall store in New York’s iconic Greenwich Village isn’t just a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: HOT MESS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: HOT MESS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 5 July 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: HOT MESS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written & directed by Lucy Coleman Starring Sarah Gaul, Marshall Campbell, Zoe Carides Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% Essentially a talk piece, director Lucy Coleman’s debut is a striking and insightful slice of suburban melodrama. Sarah Gaul plays Loz, a 25-year old playwright who […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: KURSK (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: KURSK (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 5 July 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: KURSK (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written by Robert Rodat & Robert Moore Directed by Thomas Vinterberg Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 86% In August 2000 the Russian submarine Kursk was sunk after an unstable torpedo accidentally detonated on board whilst the […]

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REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 100% ROCK’s TOP MUSIC PICKS

REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 100% ROCK’s TOP MUSIC PICKS

| 3 July 2019 | Reply

REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 100% ROCK’s TOP MUSIC PICKS By Shane Pinnegar Our lovely sponsors, The Revelation Perth International Film Festival, have a superb line-up of movies and seminars for you to enjoy this month. Here’s our pick of the top music-related flicks to spend your time with.   First up, a rare […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: RUDEBOY – THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: RUDEBOY – THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 1 July 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: RUDEBOY – THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS (screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Nicholas Jack Davies Starring Song-Hung Chang, Andrew Dwayne, Toots Hibbert, Matthew Jacobs Morgan, Don Letts, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 77% Through interviews, dramatisations and archival footage, Rudeboy tells the story of Trojan Records, which […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN

| 6 June 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ROCKETMAN Written by Lee Hall, Directed by Dexter Fletcher Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% The world of this ultra-musical-theatre biopic of Elton John is a fantastical magical reality version of reality where young Reggie Dwight conducts an orchestra from his bed and breaks into a full […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN

MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN

| 6 June 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: ALADDIN Written by John August & Guy Ritchie Directed by Guy Ritchie Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% The poster for this ultramegabudget live action do-over of Aladdin tells us a lot about this movie: an earnest lad, a charming girl, and a cheeky blue dude – […]

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MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: JOHN WICK 3 – PARABELLUM Directed by Chad Stahelski Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Lawrence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Anjelica Huston Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 91% If the second instalment of the ultra-violent fan favourite John Wick franchise expanded on the mythology of the murky underworld of assassins living by a strict […]

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MOVIE: 25kmh

MOVIE: 25kmh

| 21 May 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: 25kmh Directed by Markus Goller Starring Lars Eidinger, Bjarne Mädel, Franka Potente Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Workaholic lawyer Christian and sullen carpenter Georg are an odd couple with thirty years of bitterness between them in this family reunion film with loads of heart. They’ve been estranged for three decades but are reunited awkwardly […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH Written by Joe Shrapnel , Anna Waterhouse & Rhidian Brook  Directed by James Kent Starring Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 45% In the devastated wasteland of Hamburg just five months after the cessation of formal hostilities against the Germans in 1945, piles of rubble and bodies […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM! Written by Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke from the D.C. comics created by Bill Parker & C C Beck Directed by David F Sandberg Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% Apart from Wonder Woman and Aquaman, D.C. Comics’ efforts to match […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

| 2 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Written by Terry Gilliam & Tony Grisoni Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote comes bundled with a crushing weight of expectation. Long held up as an example […]

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MOVIE: DUMBO

MOVIE: DUMBO

| 1 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: DUMBO Written by Directed by Tim Burton Starring Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, and the most adorable CGI elephant ever Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Tim Burton and Walt Disney’s big-eared flying elephant prove a solid match in this rather simple but definitely enjoyable live action (read “CGI heavy”) […]

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MOVIE: CAPTAIN MARVEL

MOVIE: CAPTAIN MARVEL

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: CAPTAIN MARVEL Written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Benning Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% In a culture which has been dominated far, far too long by toxic masculinity and sexism, Captain Marvel (and […]

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MOVIE: PET SEMATARY

MOVIE: PET SEMATARY

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: PET SEMATARY Written by Matt Greenburg & Jeff Buhler from the novel by Stephen King Directed by Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer Starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 82% It’s a precarious business, remaking a favourite – some may say classic – film from many people’s formative […]

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COMEDY LIVE: EDDIE IZZARD – Perth, 5 March, 2019

COMEDY LIVE: EDDIE IZZARD – Perth, 5 March, 2019

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

COMEDY LIVE: EDDIE IZZARD – Perth, 5 March, 2019 Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar To say Eddie Izzard is a high achiever almost feels like short-changing the high profile, transgender star. He’s an actor, stand-up comedian, multi-linguist performer, activist, charity icon and soon-to-be politician, running for British parliament after the […]

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