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Film Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Words by Jo McTavish

Director: John Dower
Screenplay: John Dower
Stars: Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta
Story: Louis documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous church of Scientology.
THE Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial religions of the 21st Century, and for many it is consider more of a cult. Although by keeping an open mind, it can be a very interesting discovery and after countless months of learning about the Churc…

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Don't Turn The Lights Out...

Words by Jo McTavish
THE success of James Wan is no hidden secret. Ever since his debut with Saw (2004) he has since become a horror icon, delivering quality scares, especially with the internationally successful Conjuring series. This month he brings us another film, with his latest produced arm clinching and jump out of your seat story, LIGHTS OUT.
Taking over the director’s duty is first timer David F. Sandberg, whose original short film (of the same name) debuted on YouTube in 2014 and…

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Go Beyond With Star Trek

Words by Jo McTavish
IT all began in 2009 when J.J. Abrams rebooted the beloved Star Trek series, bringing a fresh and modern approach whilst paying homage to the original series. The film became a success and this month we have the latest chapter that takes James T. Kirk, Commander Spock and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on voyage beyond their expectations…
If you were always a fan or like me never really watched the original series, there is no denying Star Trek (2009) and Into The Dar…

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Giveaway: Swiss Army Man

Words by Jo McTavish
AS an advocate for film, I am nearly at terms with the non-existent term “original” within an industry full of sequels, remakes, adaptions and the comic book genre. Don’t get me wrong I love all of these genres but sometimes it is refreshing to see something so unheard it just has to be original and I think this month we might just have that…
Swiss Army Man marks the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Sheinert and Daniel Kwan, collectively kno…

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Mr Gaga: A Movement Like No Other...

Words by Jo McTavish
Director: Tomer Heymann
Screenplay: Tommer Heymann
Cast: Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Avi Belleli 
Story: Ohad Naharin is one of the most prominent, innovative and productive choreographers in the world. The film follows Naharin between Japan, Holland, Sweden and Israel – through the …
TO say this year has been a poor year in film is something so absurd. It is not the films that are changing but the environment, dialogue and audience expectation. Although change is…

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88th Academy Awards 2016

88th Academy Awards 2016

| February 29, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THE day has finally arrived, it marks yet another year to celebrate the film industry as the stars hit the red carpet for the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  After outcry for change in recognition and diversity thanks to the many bold influencers who shared #oscarssowhite throughout […]

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Giveaway: Triple 9

Giveaway: Triple 9

| February 26, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  AFTER the success of Deadpool the film calendar is really gearing up with many exciting films on their way, and the first on our list is the explosive heist film, Triple 9. The story follows “Ex-Special Forces member Michael Atwood (Chiwetel Ejiofor, who leads a crew of corrupt police officers and former […]

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Film Review: Hail, Caesar!

Film Review: Hail, Caesar!

| February 25, 2016

Words by Steven Mitchell Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson and Ralph Fiennes Synopsis: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. THE Coen Brothers take us back to the golden era of Hollywood, set with laughs, dance numbers […]

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The Last Projectionist

The Last Projectionist

| February 22, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  THE digital revolution has many great attributes but sadly a negative has been hitting cinemas, where more and more venues are transferring to digital projection… A great example of film is Quentin Tarintino’s The Hateful Eight which recently toured the country allowing audiences to watch it in 70mm’s, and it really […]

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Bangarra Dance Theatre Spear’s To The Screen

Bangarra Dance Theatre Spear’s To The Screen

| February 16, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  THIS year is already off to a great start with film, and of course Deadpool is the main one. That aside a truly unique experience is upon us, thanks to the latest Australian film SPEAR. What makes this so special is Stephen Page, artistic director of Australia’s renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre […]

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Giveaway: Trumbo

Giveaway: Trumbo

| February 15, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THIS year we saw the turn of comedy favourite director Adam McKay (Anchorman 2004) into an Oscar hopeful with The Big Short, and now Jay Roach (Meet The Parents 2000) brings another in the same vein with Trumbo. An unusual choice for “Roach’, as he normally plays with outlandish comedies but […]

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Film Review: Deadpool

Film Review: Deadpool

| February 11, 2016

Words by Billy Heinemann Director: Tim Miller Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Rob Liefeld (character), Fabian Nicieza (character) Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. THE Merc with a Mouth finally gets the […]

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Giveaway: Deadpool

Giveaway: Deadpool

| February 11, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish WITH X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) behind us, this week we finally get the version of Deadpool we always desired… Not so long ago test footage leaked for the now highly anticipated film, leaving fans around the world cheering Ryan Reynolds to be a part of the project. It was a win […]

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Film Review: Steve Jobs

Film Review: Steve Jobs

| February 1, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Danny Boyle Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterson Synopsis: Spanning some fifteen years, the audience is shown Steve Jobs in his most productive and most vulnerable moments leading up to the public launches of the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT (almost)cube computer […]

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Film Review: Spotlight

Film Review: Spotlight

| January 30, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish Director: Tom McCarthy Screenplay: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery. Synopsis: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. THIS year Michael Keaton […]

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