Reviews / 02.09.2021

Almost three decades ago, one little Aussie film sought to put drag culture on the map. And it succeeded. The unassuming camp classic that is The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert became a cultural phenomenon and the art of drag was celebrated on screen like never before. With the recent success of shows like RuPaul's Drag Race and Pose, drag culture has edged into the mainstream while still retaining its nonconformist sensibilities. Entering this new celebratory world of everything drag comes Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the glittery,...

Reviews / 07.08.2019

The reunion movie is almost a genre within itself. Whether it's a group of friends coming together again for the first time in years or a fractured family reconnecting after a catalytic event, these films generally involve the revelation of a few major secrets that have been festering in the shadows. Such is the appearance of new Australian film Palm Beach; a film which presents itself as a wicked weekend getaway where old friends will finally confront their equally-old demons. While there are plenty of skeletons in the closet...

Reviews / 23.10.2018

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and that's especially evident in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the delightfully absurd and deliciously bizarre true story of a washed-up writer who discovers a knack for forgery and a strangely fulfilling career change she never saw coming. Mining the as-yet untapped but mightily impressive dramatic talents of comedic superstar Melissa McCarthy, this may be her career change you're not expecting either. Following in the footsteps of other comedians who flipped their waning comical image (with Life of the Party and The Happytime Murders,...