True History of the Kelly Gang review

“Nothing you are about to see is true” is the opening text to Justin Kurzel’s 2019 drama. More than just a striking introduction to a film about real people and events, it raises questions that the film will continue to ask, answer, and sometimes poke fun at.

Any biopic has to toe the line between fact and fiction, as most of the time real life doesn’t fit into the mould of a feature-length movie. This story, however, uses that uncertainty to its advantage.

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To The Stars review

Growing up when you have no one to depend on or understand what you’re really feeling is difficult, and a process many – if not most – teenagers experience. Going through that in 1960s Oklahoma is something else entirely, especially for teen girls and those trying to come to terms with their queer identity.

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Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey review

Birds of Prey and the Emancipation of one Harley Quinn (a much better title than what it’s been renamed to) is also the emancipation of one DC Extended Universe. It’s great! And most people slept on it. If you’re not convinced, have a read of my review for the streaming release via the link below – it’s refreshing in a sub-genre that’s been feeling a little underwhelming and samey lately.

It’s basically Bugs Bunny vs the Cronenbergian fusion of Kylo Ren, Justin Hammer, Killgrave and Syndrome.

Read my full review on The Digital Fix here →

Colour Out of Space review

Was glad to catch up on Nicolas Cage and Richard Stanley’s cosmic horror for its blu-ray release. It’s alternately fascinating and a little underwhelming, but it’s sure ambitious – and hopefully means we’ll be getting more Lovecraft movies in the future.

Read my full review on The Digital Fix here →

Le Mans ’66 Review

Last week I finally got to see – and review the blu-ray of – Le Mans ’66 (a much better title than Ford v. Ferrari, if you ask me). It’s simple, a little sacharine, and doesn’t reinvent the wheel – but Mangold is such a good filmmaker it doesn’t really matter.

Read my full review on The Digital Fix here →

The Last Black Man In San Francisco Review

Reviewed for the Digital Fix

Directorial debuts often provide clues as to what that artist has to offer in their future movies, but it’s rare to find debuts as captivating as The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Joe Talbot’s first feature film establishes a strong visual style for the director from the get-go, as he crafts a San Francisco that feels real and bustling with life.

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The End of Evangelion (Mental Illness In The Movies)

As the next entry in my (admittedly sporadic) series for Film Inquiry, Mental Illness In The Movies, I discussed The End of Evangelion and its depiction of depression.

Be warned: there are hell of a lot of spoilers if you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the show or the movie yet.

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