Get Out Is An Instant-Classic [Five Reasons – And Spoilers]

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Get Out was initially written to be a Rosemary’s Baby type dark psychological horror, yet some people seem to call it a comedy. How can a film that fits both bills possibly be so successful? Or how does it even work at all? The film shows the descent of a young black male into the underworld of … Read more

Mini Review – Mystery Road

Mystery Road Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson Jay (Aaron Pedersen – who else?) is an Aboriginal cop who returns to his country town following detective training, and is thrown immediately into a murder case. A dead Indigenous girl has been found in a culvert; she was a friend of his teenage daughter, who lives … Read more

Mini Review – Paranoia

Paranoia Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson Adam (Liam Hemsworth) is a junior brain at tech company Wyatt Corporation. He and his team are fired by Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman) for pitching a product that Wyatt thinks is pointless. I’m with Wyatt on that one. But Wyatt then rehires the cash-strapped Adam to infiltrate Eikon, … Read more

Mini Review – The Rocket

The Rocket Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson  Ahlo is an only twin (as Peter Cook would have it), his sibling having been stillborn. In Laos, twins are considered bad luck, so his mother and his old bat of a grandmother covered up that fact. When Ahlo’s village is forced to relocate to make way … Read more

Mini Review – Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson Dave/Kick-Ass, the superhero with no actual superpowers, is bored with life now he’s hung up his suit. He tries to persuade Mindy, aka Hit Girl, a one-girl marine corps, to train him up so they can fight crime together. Which she does, but then her guardian persuades … Read more