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Take note, The Suicide Squad’s hilarious mayhem is a bloody delight
Might have more in common with The Boys than The Avengers.
Jungle Cruise is about what you’d expect from a movie based on a cheesy theme park ride
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt sail down the Amazon in a chaotic but vanilla SFX-filled adventure.
Netflix’s action-horror Blood Red Sky packs in thrills and spills
Plenty of horror and action thrills, and some super bloody deaths.
The awesome Masters of the Universe: Revelation recalls the joys of being a toy-demolishing child
Honking big fantasy battles, bizarre sci-fi machines, ancient magic, weird monsters..In a word: YES.
Seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s Old shouldn’t feel this tiring or tedious
What feels like an interesting Twilight Zone premise ends up a drag to sit through.
Sex/Life’s ‘High Impact Sex Scenes’ content warning is blatant false advertising
Trash is fine. Trash is good. But *boring* trash….
The twist in new dating show Sexy Beasts? Hollywood grade prosthetics
“Just because something’s different doesn’t mean it’s good.”
Nicolas Cage goes whole hog in Pig, delivering a morosely understated performance
Nicolas Cage delivers one of his most acclaimed performances in years as a truffle forager searching for his pig.
Can Netflix’s A Classic Horror Story live up to its title?
For all its flaws, new Netflix horror is still enjoyably irreverent and gleefully gory.
Gunpowder Milkshake is a stylish, brutal and fast-paced action pic
“The action is beautifully choreographed, very creative, and surprisingly graphic.”
Black Widow is an MCU also-ran that only kinda works
With better action thrills or emotional oomph we wouldn’t nitpick. But…
Blandly bombastic sci-fi The Tomorrow War cries out for a world with more buff science teachers
A snappy, silly spectacle may have hit the spot – but this llloonnngggg and heavy spectacle will test your patience.
Edgar Wright’s doco The Sparks Brothers is a hugely enjoyable story of artistic tenacity
A tone of caring fandom infuses this look at 50 fascinating years of music and art.
The fast-paced horror/comedy Werewolves Within is an absolute blast
A tight and energetic horror-comedy stacked with jokes and one-liners, like an old school screwball comedy.
Unassumingly great cop show Bosch just ended in fitting fashion (or did it?)
The seventh and final season of Bosch closes a chapter.
Storytelling magic’s in short supply in Pixar’s pretty but shallow Luca
Pixar’s visually lavish coming-of-age film is sweet but pea-brained.
Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story is a moving account of an adventurous life
Our resident diver reviews this new Australian doco about a legendary shark expert and conservationist.
F9 is a mid-tier entry into the series that still provides a few thrills
“There’s an unfortunate emphasis on magnet-based vehicle action which, for the most part, is not cool.”
In The Heights is a sentimental North Side Story with infectious Latin rhythm
It’s a little long and a little sweet – but this big-hearted melodrama is certain to warm you up.
For a generic ‘girl lost in paradise’ mystery, Eden still manages to be intriguing
Ah, the old ‘girl goes missing in small town’ caper.
George Romero’s long-lost film The Amusement Park is finally out – and it’s viciously good satire
“Indignant, thoroughly cynical and deliberately upsetting” – and now streaming nearly 50 years later.