Opinion

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 3: AFTER TILLER (2013) REVIEW by Chloe Sesta Jacobs

After Tiller is a powerful film that tackles an emotionally charged issue in an all-consuming yet heartfelt way.

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 3: AFTER TILLER (2013) REVIEW by Chloe Sesta Jacobs

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 2: THE HAIRY BIRD (1998) REVIEW by Chloe Sesta Jacobs

The Hairy Bird was one of the most iconic films of my teenage years, but upon my re-watch I realised that it packs so much more of a punch than my younger self was able to comprehend.

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 2: THE HAIRY BIRD (1998) REVIEW by Chloe Sesta Jacobs

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 1: CLUELESS (1996) REVIEW by Chloe Sesta Jacobs

In this column I’ll be focusing on women in film; profiling wonderful directors, writers and characters. While I’ll be open to exploring great female characters in all films, I’m going to concentrate on and celebrate women surrounded by women.

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 1: CLUELESS (1996) REVIEW by Chloe Sesta Jacobs

HEAT 20TH ANNIVERSARY: "Never goin' back."

Al Pacino, when discussing his portrayal as Vincent Hannah, revealed that he and Mann had constructed Hannah as a cocaine addict. They never wanted to show it on screen, but his portrayal is informed by this decision.

HEAT 20TH ANNIVERSARY: "Never goin' back."

The Get Down ditches nostalgia in favour of a cultural remix

The Get Down throws a wild party from inside the musical melting pot, but it earns the right to sample elements of pop culture and flip them into something new without feeling manipulative.

The Get Down ditches nostalgia in favour of a cultural remix

Building Worlds and Living in Them: Thoughts on They Live and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Here are some brief thoughts on why They Live builds an amazing world, and why the world of Wrath of Khan is more reminiscent of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World than most space faring adventures.

Building Worlds and Living in Them: Thoughts on They Live and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Stop passing final judgment on films you haven’t seen yet

Looking around the Internet in response to the trailer for the new Ghostbusters and it’s clear most people have forgotten how advertising works. So here’s a refresher: a trailer is a piece of advertising for a film—it’s not the film.

Stop passing final judgment on films you haven’t seen yet

THE REVENANT TRAILER IS BETTER THAN 50% of FILMS THIS YEAR

The Revenant is a tale of survival, revenge and beards pitting Leonardo DiCaprio against his Inception co-star Tom Hardy it looks like Iñárritu may have a award winning two-fer on his hands.

THE REVENANT TRAILER IS BETTER THAN 50% of FILMS THIS YEAR

BLACK MASS PREVIEW - Originally published in Penthouse AU

When the teaser for Black Mass emerged (playing out as a direct homage to the Tommy DeVito "funny how" sequence) it was obvious that director Scott Cooper and writers Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth are huge Goodfellas fans.

BLACK MASS PREVIEW - Originally published in Penthouse AU