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Always on my Mind: A very brief look at heartbreak on film

Heartbreak is a hard concept to wrestle with on film, mostly because it’s hard enough to wrestle with in real life. Whether you’ve experienced it or not, real and profound…

Ouija: Origin of Evil

“I went to see Ouija: Origin of Evil last night”, was the remark. “Were you reviewing it or do you just hate yourself?” was the response. The former was the…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi’s follow-up to 2014’s excellent What We do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople centers around Ricky, a seemingly troubled child who is passed from foster family to…

Define Me: The Human Condition on Film

In explorations such as this, one is always told to define their terms. What then, does one do when the term they are exploring is indefinable? Here refer to the…

The Other Side of the Door

Set in India, an American couple living abroad lose their young son, Oliver in a tragic road accident. Stricken with grief, the boy’s mother (Sarah Wayne Callies) is told of…

LGBT+ month: LGBT+ relationships are often depicted as something for us to marvel at on film

Love, both heterosexual and homosexual, is something which is historically sensationalised in the celluloid world. On the former, a quick cursory glance at the plethora of romantic comedies which –…

The 33

Being the inevitable filmic retelling of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, this is a project which has been a long time coming. Yet despite the five year gap between the…

The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker recounts the story of Tilly Dunnage, a glamorous designer who returns to her rural Australian roots to seek answers, redemption and, ultimately, revenge for the apparent wrongdoings in…