Video: My Top 5 Rom-Coms of All Time

Everyone loves a rom-com. It’s like the perfect go-to for a Friday night movie where you want a happy ending, and you don’t want to think too much. Netflix’s commitment to the genre has brought a rom-com renaissance to our screens in recent years. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Always Be My Maybe, The Kissing…

Review: Infidelity and Enlightenment by the UNSW Theatre Society

We all know how it goes – you put a dysfunctional group of family and friends in a room until they all tell their life story, fight, hate each other, and then eventually resolve their problems. It’s a common play type, and NUTS’ latest show Infidelity and Enlightenment nails the style, with influences Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, August:…

Hunt for the Wilderpeople a Comic Gem- 100 Word Review

Waititi’s wacky adventure comedy has humour and heart. Faced with an unloving foster system, Ricky Baker choses instead to elope into the wilderness, accompanied by his foster-dad Hec. Their escapades are comic gold, exhibiting a distinctly NZ sense of humour. Wittily written and directed by Waititi. Dennison thrives as badass youth, and has great chemistry…

The Big Short Review: Engaging and Energetic

McKay‘s Oscar nominated dramedy is well made and performed in a thought-provoking story about the men who predicted the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Gosling is at his charismatic, egotistical best as ambitious banker Jared Vennett. Bale is excellent as the awkward yet cocky genius, Michael Burry. Carrell is good as astute, aggressive banker, Mark Baum,…

Warm and Witty albeit Melodramatic- The Dressmaker in 100 Words

Moorhouse’s return is a hilariously caricatured depiction of small-town Australia with captivating performances, stunning costumes and witty writing. Performances were robust; from Weaving’s flamboyant Sergeant to Hemsworth’s striking larrikin, from Snook’s sassy Trudy to Davis’ hilariously cranky recluse. Winslet thrived as tenaciously brazen femme fatale Tilly, whose homecoming unleashes revenge upon the callously petty townspeople….

Paper Planes Review

Paper Planes (2014), is an Australian film directed by Robert Connolly. It is about a young boy Dylan, (Ed Oxenbould, Puberty Blues), from a rural town in New South Wales. He lives alone with his father, (Sam Worthington, Avatar) as they are mourning the loss of his late mother (Nicole Trunfio). Things are pretty sad at home as…