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Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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MOVIE REVIEW: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

MOVIE REVIEW: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

| 15 March 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Directed by Phil Johnstone, Rich Moore Starring Sarah Silverman, John C Reilly, Gal Gadot Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 69% Underneath all the this-one-goes-up-to-eleven product placement and giddy sugar high colour-and-flashbulb visual-explosiveness that is Ralph Breaks The Internet, is a pretty fun movie with a little something for kids and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT

MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT Written by Frank Baldwin & Kim Fupz Aakeson Directed by Hans Peter Moland Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 82% Liam Neeson has carved himself a niche in recent years, specialising in family revenge flicks such as the Taken series, and in Cold Pursuit […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: GLASS

MOVIE REVIEW: GLASS

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: GLASS Written & Directed by M Night Shyamalan Starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 76% Back in the good graces of the studio system, M Night Shyamalan throws everything he has at this sequel to not one but two of his greatest films. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: AQUAMAN

MOVIE REVIEW: AQUAMAN

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: AQUAMAN Directed by James Wan Starring Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 83% With the lost kingdom of Atlantis, warring underwater races, incredible visuals, an epic love story (or two), an admirably strong anti-pollution message, pirates, trident duels, oceans ablaze, marine animals aplenty […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SWIMMING WITH MEN

MOVIE REVIEW: SWIMMING WITH MEN

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SWIMMING WITH MEN Written by Aschlin Ditta Directed by Oliver Parker Starring Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter, Jane Horrocks 73% When the abject mundanity of every facet of Eric Scott (TV fave Rob Brydon)’s middle-aged existence gets too overwhelming, he joins – somewhat reluctantly – a men’s synchronised swimming team. As you […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: GHOST STORIES

MOVIE REVIEW: GHOST STORIES

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: GHOST STORIES Written & Directed by Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman Starring Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Andy Nyman, Alex Lawther Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 64% The brain sees what it wants to see. There’s a creepy Hammer Horror vibe to most of this intriguing film, but when the film turns on its head […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

MOVIE REVIEW: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN Co-written and Directed by David Lowery Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 78% Robert Redford insists that The Old Man And The Gun will be his last acting role, and if so, it’s a masterfully restrained way for […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN ANIMALS

MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN ANIMALS

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN ANIMALS Written & directed by Bart Layton Starring Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 72% Few films challenge the narrative process or mix it up quite like American Animals. Combining small elements of Pulp Fiction and maybe even […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

MOVIE REVIEW: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Written & directed by Drew Goddard Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 90% Ten years after a bag full of stolen cash was hidden under the floorboards of a room at the El Royale […]

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BLURAY: BORDELLO OF BLOOD

BLURAY: BORDELLO OF BLOOD

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

BLURAY: BORDELLO OF BLOOD Shock Entertainment June 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 62% Budget, budget, budget… there are plenty of films out there that cannily overcome their budgetary constraints, but sadly Bordello Of Blood seemingly squandered its bucks on a few cheesy set pieces and a robotic crypt master, rather than on a decent script. […]

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DVD: WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?

DVD: WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?

| 8 February 2019 | Reply

DVD: WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS? MVD Visual November 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 I came into this film a complete Lydia Loveless neophyte, and left 112 minutes later a converted fan. Gorman Bechard’s documentary lays Loveless – Lydia Ankrom to her Mom back in Ohio – bare, in all her contrary, difficult, talented glory. […]

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FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: IDRIS STANTON – WHAM GLAM CIRCUS MAN

FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: IDRIS STANTON – WHAM GLAM CIRCUS MAN

| 22 January 2019 | Reply

FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: IDRIS STANTON – WHAM GLAM CIRCUS MAN Fringe World, Northbridge – Monday, 21 January, 2019 By Shane Pinnegar 96% Idris Stanton’s Wham Glam Circus Man showcases the very best of what Fringe World is all about – it celebrates circus tricks, comedy, equality and good times for all, and, like all the […]

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MOVIE: GREEN BOOK

MOVIE: GREEN BOOK

| 21 January 2019 | Reply

MOVIE: GREEN BOOK Directed by Peter Farrelly Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly Starring Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% Named after the guide book which advised negros of destinations to enjoy their “vacation without aggravation” in Southern America in the ‘60s, Green Book is essentially a road trip […]

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PERTH FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: DALI LAND

PERTH FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: DALI LAND

| 21 January 2019 | Reply

PERTH FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: DALI LAND Metro City, Northbridge – Saturday, 19 January, 2019 By Shane Pinnegar 68% Dali Land is billed as an opportunity to “enter the mind of Salvador Dali, in an immersive 4 level exhibition dedicated to the surrealist master. Featuring over 200 works including drawings, sculptures, film, graphics, photography, and ‘Unconscious […]

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PERTH FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: TRASH TEST DUMMIES

PERTH FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: TRASH TEST DUMMIES

| 21 January 2019 | Reply

PERTH FRINGE FESTIVAL REVIEW: TRASH TEST DUMMIES Fringe World Perth – Saturday, 19 January, 2019 By Shane Pinnegar 95% Old school circus clowning skills are at the heart of The Trash Test Dummies’ anarchic and manic family-friendly comedy show at Perth’s Fringe World 2019. Now featuring the troupe’s first ever female Dummie, Amy Nightingale-Olsen, who […]

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DVD REVIEW: FUN WITH DICK & JANE

DVD REVIEW: FUN WITH DICK & JANE

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: FUN WITH DICK & JANE Shock Entertainment, October 2018 Written by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler, Gerald Gaiser Directed by Ted Kotcheff Starring George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 You may be surprised to know that this 1977 comedy isn’t the bedroom farce it looks like at […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE INTERNATIONAL

DVD REVIEW: THE INTERNATIONAL

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE INTERNATIONAL Shock Entertainment, October 2018 Written by Eric Warren Singer Directed by Tom Tykwer Starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 An impressive international cast gets involved in a chase around the world in this fictional expose of a bank on the cutting […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

DVD REVIEW: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

| 15 January 2019 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE GREAT OUTDOORS Shock Entertainment, October 2018 Written by John Hughes Directed by Howard Deutch Starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Annette Bening, Stephanie Faracy Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 5/10 Written by John Hughes, writer of many classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s (Breakfast Club, the Vacation series, Pretty In Pink, Uncle Buck, Planes […]

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DVD REVIEW: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE

DVD REVIEW: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE

| 20 December 2018 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE Shock Entertainment September 2018 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 The best way to succinctly review this film (also known as Return Of The Creature and Return Of The Creature From The Black Lagoon), made in 1955 by director Jack Arnold and starring John Agar and Lori Nelson […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: HARMONY

MOVIE REVIEW: HARMONY

| 19 December 2018 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: HARMONY Written & Directed by Corey Pearson Starring Jessica Falkholt, Jerome Meyer, Eamon Farren, Paula Arundell, Jacqueline McKenzie Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Harmony is the first in a planned series of five fantasy thrillers produced here in Australia, all slated to star fresh young actress Jessica Falkholt before her tragic death alongside […]

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