Tag: australia

Review: BETTER WATCH OUT, Dark, Clever and Funny

Let's not beat around the bush. Home Alone was pretty obviously the inspiration for Chris Peckover's sophomore feature Better Watch Out (originally titled Safe Neighborhood). There's nothing wrong with that. We all know that both John Hughes and Chris Columbus...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See CHASING THE DRAGON in Cinemas!

Chasing The Dragon is one of the most anticipated Chinese films of the year for the simple reason that it unites two superstars – Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.   Yen plays notorious drug dealer ‘Crippled Ho’ (previously played by...

RABBIT: Trailer Premiere For The Aussie Psychological Thriller

Luke Shanahan's feature debut, Rabbit is beginning to reach out into the international film festival circuit. In the coming weeks Rabbit will play at Fantastic Fest and it was just picked up by Sitges in Spain.    Almost a year after...

Exclusive Clip: THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL, Look What You've Become

Westerns always have a welcome, distinctive flavor when they emerge from Australia, and The Legend of Ben Hall looks to be no exception, at least judging from our exclusive clip. Ben Hall has been on the run, and in the...

Review: KILLING GROUND, Halfway to a Disturbing Classic

I love horror movies that are disquieting and suspenseful. I hate horror movies that traffic in sheer cruelty and stupidity. So I love the first half of Killing Ground. Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) are the prototypical romantic...

Melbourne 2017: First Glance Entices With Both Local and International Reveals

It is winter here in Australia, and as the sky darkens and the days feel long and grey, First Glance reminds us we are just less than two months away to the Melbourne International Film Festival. Topping the announcement is...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See 29+1 in Cinemas!

29+1, starring Chrissie Chau and Joyce Cheng, is the latest film from Hong Kong Cinema’s Fresh New Wave.   Kearen Pang makes her debut as a film director with this adaptation of her own play of the same title. She...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY in Cinemas!

What A Wonderful Family is a Chinese remake of Yamada Yoji’s comedy hit of the same title. It tells the story of “a long-married couple who sends their supposedly happy family into turmoil when the wife asks for a divorce...

Overlook 2017 Review: BOYS IN THE TREES, a Wild Swing and a Miss

Coming-of-age films with a ‘genre’ twist were all the rage in 2016. From Slash’s delightfully off-kilter fusing of softcore eroticism and sci-fi fantasy to Teenage Cocktail’s high school romance that flirted with thriller conventions and the graphic strand of realism...

Watch New HOUNDS OF LOVE Trailer, But Only If You're Brave

Lasting just 60 seconds, a new trailer for Hounds of Love somehow manages to disturb and unsettle on a subatomic level.    True, trailers are meant to sell potential viewers and may not necessarily represent the movie as a whole....

Crowdfund This: DEVIL WOMAN Unleashes Nature's Wrath

Australian filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas is looking for support from fans of socially conscious genre cinema to help bring her latest vision to the screen. Building off her successful first films, the Gothic short, Little Lamb, Little Lamb and the...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See LOVE OFF THE CUFF in Cinemas!

The love story between Cherie and Jimmy, which started in Love In A Puff (2010) and continued in Love In The Buff (2012), now comes to a new chapter in Love Off The Cuff.   Hong Kong director Pang Ho...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See EXTRAORDINARY MISSION in Cinemas!

Extraordinary Mission is the exciting new thriller by Alan Mak, co-director of the Infernal Affairs and Overheard trilogies. This time, he co-directs with veteran cinematographer Anthony Pun (Overheard trilogy, The White Storm) to tell the story of an undercover policeman...

New BERLIN SYNDROME Trailer: Skin, Get Ready to Crawl

Watching the new trailer for Berlin Syndrome made me feel distinctly uncomfortable. Teresa Palmer stars as an Australian photojournalist who falls for an apparently charming man (Max Riemelt) while on vacation in Europe. After a night of (presumed) romance, she...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See JOURNEY TO THE WEST 2: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK in Cinemas!

Directed by Tsui Hark and produced and co-written by Stephen Chow, Journey to the West 2: The Demons Strike Back is the latest film based on the classic Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’. The cast includes Kris Wu, Kenny...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Ringo Lam's SKY ON FIRE in Cinemas!

Ringo Lam (City On Fire, Prison On Fire, School On Fire) has teamed up with Daniel Wu for his latest action thriller, Sky On Fire. It is about a security agent tasked with protecting a research scientist. Zhang Ruoyun, Zhang...

Hey Australia! Win HBO Asia's HALFWORLDS on DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of HBO Asia’s Halfworlds on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of EIGHT sets of the dark fantasy TV series on DVD!     In the bustling streets...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See BAD SANTA 2 in Cinemas!

Christmas is fast approaching, and everyone’s favorite naughty Santa is back in Bad Santa 2, in which Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role from the 2003 international hit and Kathy Bates joins the cast.    Fuelled by cheap whiskey, greed and...

Madman to Release Shinkai Makoto's YOUR NAME in Australian and New Zealand Cinemas

Madman has announced that it will be releasing Shinkai Makoto’s box office smash hit Your Name in Australian and New Zealand cinemas before the end of the year.    Since its release in Japanese cinemas on August 26, Your Name...

Hey Australia! Win AGATHA RAISIN Series One on DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of Agatha Raisin Series One on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of EIGHT sets of the series on DVD!   Here’s a description of the series:  ...