Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds brand of sticky black treacle comedy with film noir qualities takes the audience on an unexpected ride of narcissistic upper-class menace as two girls from wealthy families embark on a mission to finish off an unsavoury step-dad. Olivia Cook plays sociopathic Amanda, fresh out of an asylum after a gruesome incident with […]

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Would You Settle for Less?: An Examination of Failed Video game Adaptations Through the Years

Over the past three decades, we have witnessed the arrival of a plethora of films based on popular videogames. The gaming industry, although still young, lends a new approach to filmmaking, so it was only logical it would branch out into the realm of Hollywood blockbusters sooner or later. It all began with Mortal Kombat […]

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’: A Remarkable, Dizzying Triumph

Editor’s note: This review contains some non-specfic discussion of plot, but is SPOILER-FREE assuming you are otherwise up-to-date on the MCU. Avengers: Infinity War is a remarkable, dizzying triumph of a (relatively) meticulous ten-years’ work. Although it is by no means the most artistic masterpiece of all time, or even a perfect blockbuster, Infinity War‘s […]

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Sweet Country

As soon as I saw Sweet Country on the roster at the Gulbenkian I knew was going to see this film; as an Australian myself and a fan of westerns it was a no brainer. I’ve watched a few Australian westerns before, as well as a decent chink of modern American ones and the John […]

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Avengers: Infinity War

*Warning: Spoilers* I went into Avengers: Infinity War with high expectations and did not leave the cinema disappointed. This was such a huge moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reflecting the immensity of the first Avengers film back in 2012. At the time, it seemed like such a huge feat to gather together the protagonists […]

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