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HALFWAY through this action film about a monster made from parts of other men caught in the middle of a war between gargoyles and demons (huh?), I realised I, Frankenstein, was uninterested in poking fun at itself or its absurd plot. more »
SOME people might not watch 400 films in their life, but for David Doepel and his wife Barbara Connell it was homework. more »
IT is a rare occurrence for me that while I am watching a film I forget that I am sitting in a cinema, observing projected images. more »
AFTER 25 years, “an eclectic, attractive film program is absolutely essential” in keeping the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival fresh and exciting for audiences, according to new Perth director Carine Bougnague. more »
SO MANY films deal with the human experience of transitions: from childhood into adulthood, passive to heroics, but it is the little explored transition into retirement that gets a look-in with Bright Days Ahead. more »
DOING even less for the promotion of Australian tourism than the scrapped “Where the bloody hell are ya?” campaign, writer/director Greg Mclean takes us back to Wolf Creek where the murderous, tourist-hating Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) lurks. more »
AFTER the Coen brothers’ recent Inside Llewyn Davis, it would appear there is a recurring theme of characters caught in a cycle of the mediocrities of life, struggling to make self-improvements but being brick-walled at each attempt. more »
MATTHEW McConaughey’s early to mid-2000s rom-com rut is now a distant memory, eclipsed by his recent remarkable string of exceptional performances in daring films. more »
EASILY comparable to last year’s space survival story Gravity, All Is Lost similarly pits man against his environment, reminding us that we are merely ant-like and at the mercy of nature. more »
HER - a sci-fi rom-com about a man falling in love with a computer program - may require one to be on a certain wavelength with filmmaker Spike Jonze (the Perth preview audience giggled at the dramatic moments). more »
AFTER the slew of debauchery in cinemas in recent months with Spring Breakers, Pain and Gain and now The Wolf of Wall Street, I am ready for a Silkwood-style scrub down. more »
THIS time last year, audiences were treated to Quentin Tarantino’s super-stylised but pathos-tinged slavery revenge fantasy Django Unchained. more »
CONSTANTLY being met with the response “Todd who?” when telling people about his musical idol Todd Rundgren inspired Gavin Bond to create a short “rockumentary” of the same name. more »
When you have not read the book that a film adaptation is based on and yet you still feel that something is missing, things are already heading in the wrong direction. more »
A-LIST actors parading around in wacky, 1970s hairstyles conning each other should have been a ripper of a good time. more »
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Western Suburbs Weekly reporter Rosanna Candler with this week's Cat Haven update.
Western Suburbs Weekly reporter Rosanna Candler with this week's Dog Refuge update.