Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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MOVIE: I FEEL PRETTY

MOVIE: I FEEL PRETTY

| 19 April 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: I FEEL PRETTY Written & directed by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Lauren Hutton, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 3/10 There’s a really positive, empowering message about being beautiful on the inside at the heart of I Feel Pretty, but just like the patronising title, it’s been […]

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MOVIE: RED SPARROW

MOVIE: RED SPARROW

| 18 April 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: RED SPARROW Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has more than a few echoes of Nikita, and enough difference to allow it to stand on its own two feet. Dominique is the star of the […]

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MOVIE: ISLE OF DOGS

MOVIE: ISLE OF DOGS

| 18 April 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: ISLE OF DOGS Screenplay by Wes Anderson Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Koyu Rankin, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Wes Anderson’s latest stop motion film, Isle Of Dogs, is a visual and comedic delight, with the added bonus […]

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MOVIE: SUPER TROOPERS 2

MOVIE: SUPER TROOPERS 2

| 18 April 2018 | Reply

MOVIE: SUPER TROOPERS 2 Written by Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Hefferman, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stohlhanske Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar Starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Hefferman, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stohlhanske, Brian Cox Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 Super Troopers became a smash cult stoner/slacker hit way back in 2001, and finally the […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE FAN

DVD REVIEW: THE FAN

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE FAN Shock Entertainment, December 2017 Directed by Tony Scott Starring Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 This 1996 film sadly suffers from a disappointing case of being less than the sum of its impressive parts. Following De Niro’s struggling knife salesman Gil Renard as he obsesses […]

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DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

| 29 March 2018 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Shock Entertainment, July 2017 Directed by George Roy Hill Starring Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Valerie Perrine Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 I can’t say I much enjoyed watching this 1972 darkly comic sci fi film based on Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s classic novel, but it is undeniably thought provoking and challenging. […]

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LIVE: Soul’ Good Man!, Perth @ Fringe World

LIVE: Soul’ Good Man!, Perth @ Fringe World

| 6 March 2018 | Reply

LIVE: Soul’ Good Man!, Perth @ Fringe World 459 Bar, North Perth Reviewed by Karen Lowe For a Tuesday night at Fringe, it usually takes something special to get people out – especially when it’s outside the usual hub so it was a pleasant surprise to see so many people at the 459 Bar to […]

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LIVE: DIRTY JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR at Fringe World – 22 Feb, 2018

LIVE: DIRTY JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR at Fringe World – 22 Feb, 2018

| 26 February 2018 | Reply

LIVE: DIRTY JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR at Fringe World – 22 Feb, 2018 Ellington’s Jazz Club; Thursday, 22 February, 2018 Reviewed by Maree King Jesse Gordon’s charismatic and flawless performance combined jazz, a hint of blues, and a charming and at times raucous social commentary that gave a glimpse back to a time when drinking was […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: MEAL TICKETS

MOVIE REVIEW: MEAL TICKETS

| 16 February 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: MEAL TICKETS Directed by Mat de Koning Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 MEAL TICKETS SCREENS: FEB 18 Dendy Cinemas – Newtown – NSW FEB 16 Dendy Cinemas – Canberra – ACT FEB 17 Dendy Cinemas – Coorparoo – QLD FEB 23 Cinema Nova – Carlton – VIC Mat de Koning fell in with […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: YASGUR’S FARM as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

THEATRE REVIEW: YASGUR’S FARM as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

| 16 February 2018 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: YASGUR’S FARM as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH By Shane Pinnegar Josie Marchant takes the stage for Fringe World’s YASGUR’S FARM looking the part to a tee – flowing, garishly floral dress, acoustic guitar, long, slightly unkempt locks – and proceeds to tell us the story of the little festival that changed […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: MOVIN’ MELVIN BROWN as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

THEATRE REVIEW: MOVIN’ MELVIN BROWN as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH

| 16 February 2018 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: MOVIN’ MELVIN BROWN as part of FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL, PERTH By Shane Pinnegar Movin’ Melvin Brown tells his fascinating life story – A Man, A Magic, A Music – with warm humour, generous humility and a whole lotta singing and tap dancing in his autobiographical show. From his 1940’s Ohio upbringing, this all-singing […]

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REVIEW/INTERVIEW: PRICE OF TWO PINTS with LOGY ON FIRE at Opticum, as part of Fringe World

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: PRICE OF TWO PINTS with LOGY ON FIRE at Opticum, as part of Fringe World

| 16 February 2018 | Reply

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: PRICE OF TWO PINTS with LOGY ON FIRE at Opticum, as part of Fringe World By Brian Dunne The Opticum is a fabulous prefabricated theatre-in-the-round which is spectacularly well suited for a performance of the type performed by Logy on Fire; a solo circus show, sans elephants and lions, naturally. Logy On Fire is […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: THE UNBELIEVABLES Crown Theatre, Perth – January 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The producers of the recent Illusionists shows bring a touch of Vegas to Perth with The Unbelievables, an action and comedy packed variety show at Crown Theatre compered by stand-up comedian Harrison Greenbaum, a very funny man who […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SWEET COUNTRY Directed by Warwick Thornton Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Tremayne & Trevon Doolan, Hamilton Morris Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Australia is a sweet country for many of us, that is for sure, but the nation’s historical and present-day treatment of her Indigenous peoples is a disgrace. Warwick Thornton (Samson & […]

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LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

LIVE: RUBBER SOULED @ Fringe World Festival, Perth Saturday, 3 February, 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Starring The Milford Street Shakers, Rubber Souled re-imagines classic hits from The Beatles through the soulful R&B lens of Motown. A twelve piece ensemble which includes the velvet might of singer Lee Morunga’s vocals, a triple horn and triple […]

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LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth

| 7 February 2018 | Reply

LIVE: DAVE CALLAN in Every Video Clip Ever @ Fringe World Festival, Perth Friday, 2 February, 2018 – runs until 11 Feb Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar If ever you’ve fancied seeing a “man who looks like a Viking dancing in a comedy way,” then get thee to Dave Callan’s Every Video Clip Ever show at […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SWINGING SAFARI

MOVIE REVIEW: SWINGING SAFARI

| 17 January 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SWINGING SAFARI Writer/Director – Stephan Elliot Starring Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Asher Keddie, Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Beachside suburban life in mid-70s Australia was simpler in many ways than the hustle and bustle of today’s increasingly insta-digital world, and Stephan Elliot (Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert) recreates the […]

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DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD

DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: L7 – PRETEND WE’RE DEAD MVD Visual 27 October 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 1/2 /10 L7 forever railed against being referred to as an all-girl band, and rightly so: they were – and remain – a great rock and roll band. For the record, they rocked harder and more fiercely than […]

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DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF FIRE Shock Entertainment August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2 /10 Co-written and directed by Walter Hill, 1984’s Streets Of Fire suffers from the same thing as a lot of fashion and music of the era: a vacuous fascination with the superficial, without proper time spent considering foundation or legacy. […]

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DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE

DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE

| 20 December 2017 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: RESISTANCE Shock Entertainment July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A French production made in 2014 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, Resistance charts the progress of the French Resistance movement as they defied the German invasion in World War II. Over six episodes we follow both students […]

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