Tag Archive for: MOVIE REVIEW

‘Ruby’s Choice’ Gives Hope and Purpose to Families Impacted by Dementia

New movie Ruby’s Choice promises to bring joy and hope to audiences while starting important conversations about dementia care in Australia.

Grief and Growing up Explored in ‘The Adam Project’

13-year-old newcomer Walker Scobell outshines even Ryan Reynolds, in this heartfelt Netflix offering about grief and growing up.

The Batman: A Movie Review of the Latest Version

Do we need another version? Oh, yeah. Critic Russ Matthews shares his take on the latest iteration of the neverending Batman movie tradition.

What Happens When Money Really Does Grow on Trees? ‘Root of the Problem’ [Movie Review]

The inspirational drama Root of the Problem takes a family-friendly approach to exploring how destructive the love of money can truly be.

‘Don’t Look Up’ – How Do You Get People to See the Truth? [Movie Review]

Faith, in fact, gets an interesting wrap in ‘Don’t Look Up’ and also anchors one of the most sincere moments in the movie.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Celebrates a Dream Outliving a Life

Based on the one-man rock show penned by Rent creator Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom! is a semi auto-biographical account.

‘Sit. Stay. Love.’ – It’s All Puppy Love in This Australian-Made Christmas Movie

Filmed during the pandemic, this sweet, charming tale wraps up a trying year with levity and hope, according to Australian star Ezekiel Simat.

‘The Starling’ Shows Us We Can Overcome Grief in Many Ways

‘The Starling’ is about expectant parents Lily and Jack (Chris O’Dowd), who soon after giving birth to their daughter Katie lose her to SIDS.

Daniel Craig Farewells James Bond 007 in ‘No Time to Die’

No Time to Die is the 25th Bond movie and, in it, 007 is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving the secret service.

AI, Fantasy and Reality All Considered in Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Free Guy’

Free Guy is a fun and youthful adventure that also asks some big questions about the consequences of going against the grain.

The Prince Isn’t the Goal in Amazon’s ‘Cinderella’

2021’s Cinderella takes the tale of an orphaned heiress and makes it a modern musical that considers the reality of a “happy ever after”.

Michael Keaton’s 9/11 ‘Worth’ Asks Can We Actually Valuate a Life? [Movie Review]

Wanting to prevent “a sever buckling of the economy”, the US Congress developed the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Is ‘Love’ Given a Bad Name in ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’?

London journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon a letter in newspaper archives detailing an exchange between a couple dating back to the 60s.

We Must Confront Who We Become in Chris Pratt’s ‘The Tomorrow War’

The Tomorrow War is the first major movie Chris Pratt has been part of as both its star and executive producer and its story isn’t half bad.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Looks at Pursuing Growth Rather Than Dreams

Originally staged in 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ got a second life after capitalising on the success of ‘Hamilton’.

Fast & Furious 9 Makes the Oversized and Impossible Mean Something

Although the plot is secondary to the visual blockbuster behemoth the ‘Fast Saga’ has become, it lets us in to parts of Dom’s life we haven’t seen yet.

Toni Collette and Her ‘Dream Horse’ Reveal the Power of Hope

‘Dream Horse’ is about rising up in the face of prejudice and the cost of success and yet, more so, an exploration of hope and its power.

Actor Dylan O’Brien Puts Down the Labels and Picks Up Courage in ‘Love and Monsters’

An accessible, fun and thoughtful choice for the family with enough scare to entertain the teens, but also offer some deeper commentary.