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Category: Other Reviews

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MOVIE REVIEW: JUDY

MOVIE REVIEW: JUDY

| 10 October 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: JUDY Directed by Rupert Goold Written by Tom Edge, based on the play End Of The Rainbow by Peter Quilter Starring Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% Six months before her tragic death aged only 47, faded child star Judy Garland is almost unhirable […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: AD ASTRA

MOVIE REVIEW: AD ASTRA

| 19 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: AD ASTRA Written by James Gray, Ethan Gross Directed by James Gray Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 80% If ever a film was desperately crying out for future cult status, it’s Ad Astra. My apologies, but there are a few minor spoilers ahead. Director […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: MEMORY – THE ORGINS OF ALIEN (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Alexandre O Philippe Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 77% If ever a film deserved a deep analysis of its roots, it is Ridley Scott’s Alien, released in 1979. Written by Dan O’Bannon, the story of a relentless alien creature […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival)

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT BUSTER (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Written & directed by Peter Bogdanovich Starring Peter Bogdanovich, Buster Keaton Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 100% I have to admit that I cannot recall ever watching a full Buster Keaton movie. For the record, yes, I am suitably ashamed and will endeavour to […]

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

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

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: TUMBBAD (Screening as part of Revelation Film Festival) Directed by Rahi Anil Barve with Creative Director Anand Gandhi & co-director Adesh Prasad Written by Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Barve & Anand Gandhi Starring Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty, Deepak Damle Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 84% Imagine a God […]

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BLURAY: THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE

BLURAY: THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE Shock Entertainment, September 2018 Written by Bertram Millhauser & H G Wells Directed by Ford Beebe Starring Jon Hall, John Carradine, Leon Errol Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 52% Filmed eleven years after Claude Raines’ excellent 1933 turn on The Invisible Man, this one fails dismally to live up to the […]

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BLURAY: LIFE

BLURAY: LIFE

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: LIFE Shock Entertainment, September 2018 Written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone Directed by Ted Demme Starring Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 67% Eddie Murphy’s main problem is self-indulgence – as evidenced by the likes of Norbit and the Dr Doolittle and Nutty Professor films, which never came close to […]

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BLURAY: THE GUARDIAN

BLURAY: THE GUARDIAN

| 10 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: THE GUARDIAN Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Written by Dan Greenburg, Stephen Volk & William Friedkin Directed by William Friedkin Starring Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 57% William Friedkin made his mark with The Exorcist, Cruising and To Live & Die In L.A., all gritty, highly original and striking films. […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: THE BOOK OF MORMON

THEATRE REVIEW: THE BOOK OF MORMON

| 6 September 2019 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: THE BOOK OF MORMON Crown Theatre, Perth – 5 September, 2019 Starring Blake Bowden, Nyk Bielak, Tigist Strode, Tyson Jennette, Joel Granger Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 100% The Book Of Mormon has been wowing – and I mean WOWING – crowds around the world for the better part of a decade now, with […]

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BLURAY: JUNIOR

BLURAY: JUNIOR

| 1 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: JUNIOR Shock Entertainment, July 2018 Written by Kevin Wade & Chris Conrad Directed by Ivan Reitman Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Emma Thompson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 40% On paper it’s a dream team – DeVito and Schwarzenegger teaming up again after the success of Twins and with a cavalcade of winners between […]

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BLURAY: SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR

BLURAY: SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR

| 1 September 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Written by Tom Szollosi & Deborah Sella from the Grimm Brothers tale Directed by Michael Cohn Starring Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% The idea of delving into the dark heart of the Snow White fairytale, originally written by Medieval horror-lovin’ […]

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BLURAY: ALIEN HUNTER

BLURAY: ALIEN HUNTER

| 24 August 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: ALIEN HUNTER Shock Entertainment, June 2018 Written by J S Cardone & Boaz Davidson Directed by Ron Krauss Starring James Spader, Janine Eser Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 53% Who can tell why good actors choose to star in average productions, but Alien Hunter doesn’t rate as James Spader’s finest achievement. He plays science cryptologist […]

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BLURAY: DRAGNET

BLURAY: DRAGNET

| 24 August 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: DRAGNET Shock Entertainment, July 2018 Written by Dan Aykroyd, Alan Zweibel & Tom Mankiewicz Directed by Tom Mankiewicz Starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan, Dabney Coleman, Alexandra Paul Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 68% Dan Aykroyd co-wrote this reboot of the classic ‘50s television series created by and starring Jack Webb. In […]

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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 | 2 Replies

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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