Freeheld

There is a very good chance you will come away from Freeheld feeling furious, frustrated or both. You might be angry at the blatant inequality that gay people endured just a few short years ago (and let’s face it, continue to experience) OR you may be more in line with the Tony Abbott way of thinking […]

The Last Witch Hunter

Despite an esteemed career that includes two Academy Awards, Michael Caine has been involved with the occasional stinker (Jaws: The Revenge anybody?), but it is very difficult to fathom just why, on the back of recent performances in the likes of The Dark Knight, Interstellar and Youth, he would get involved with this hot mess, […]

Crimson Peak

To be sure, Crimson Peak is very much a victory for style over substance with director Guillermo del Toro, in conjunction with production designer Tom Sanders (Dracula, Braveheart) and cinematographer Dan Laustsen constructing a quasi-horror film that looks ravishing; saturated with colour and brimming with ornate gothic architectural influences. Most of the action takes place […]

Festival Week in West End

In addition to the free music and entertainment options in Fortitude Valley (Valley Fiesta) and Woolloongabba (End of the Line Festival) this weekend, the West End festival also gets underway on Sunday with the 8th Kurilpa Derby along Boundary Street (between Vulture and Russell Streets). The Kurilpa Derby is an annual event that celebrates “lives […]

Tangerine

A film that could easily be seen as some kind of Kevin Smith-John Waters-Larry Clark hybrid, Tangerine is a crazy, frenetic examination of a day in the life of a transgender prostitute who, having just been released from prison, sets out in search of her pimp/boyfriend and the woman with whom he has supposedly been […]

The Fiesta is Almost Here

The Valley Fiesta is just a few sleeps away and the final set times have been released, with music on multiple stages in Fortitude Valley from this Friday (October 23).  This annual street party and celebration is one of the best annual events on the Brisbane live music calendar, bringing local, national and international bands, […]

The Intern

Although not an absolute stinker by any stretch, The Intern is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with movies churned out through the Hollywood studio system. Somebody comes up with an idea, some high profile actors are locked in for the leads and away we go. Of course, the challenge is then to […]