‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?

It’s a powerful analogy. A comet 5-10km in length is plummeting towards earth. In 6 months and 14 days, humanity will become extinct. That is, unless, the Government listens to the scientists and takes immediate action. The Owl’s Elaine Obran watched ‘Don’t Look Up’ as Australian politicians began their campaign for the 2022 Federal Election and she couldn’t help but notice the parallels.Continue reading‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?

The movie that made me a dog lover: ‘Hachi, A Dog’s Tale’

The Owl’s Bianca David has a confession: she is not a dog lover. Never was and never will be (or so she thought). But, all that changed when she watched ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.’Continue readingThe movie that made me a dog lover: ‘Hachi, A Dog’s Tale’

‘The Batman’ review: is Robert Pattinson playing Edward Cullen in a Batman suit?

The latest Batman film, aptly named ‘The Batman’ provides viewers with a unique portrayal of the Dark Knight. This version of Batman is portrayed by none other than Robert Pattinson, the same actor who portrayed Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ series of films.’ The moody nature of Pattinson’s depiction of the character is a welcome change during certain aspects of the film. That being said, there are certain scenes in ‘The Batman’ where we see parts of Edward Cullen’s character sparkle through, just like his skin in the sun.Continue reading‘The Batman’ review: is Robert Pattinson playing Edward Cullen in a Batman suit?

‘Turning Red’: your average, modern heartfelt Disney/Pixar film

So far, The Owl’s Cara Ginnan has watched the Disney/Pixar film ‘Turning Red’ three times. At first, she wasn’t so thrilled about the film, having only managed to get through to the first half of the movie where the main character, Mei-lin, enters school after finding out she has the soul of a Red Panda. But by the third time, it was a charm.Continue reading‘Turning Red’: your average, modern heartfelt Disney/Pixar film

‘Uncharted’: the perfect movie of a video game

‘Uncharted’ is a 2022 film based on the video game franchise of the same name which is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Unlike most movies based on video games, this movie was successful at the box office and a great film.Continue reading‘Uncharted’: the perfect movie of a video game

‘Blacklight’: the film that failed our city

‘Blacklight’, also known as the film that failed our city. Like every Canberran, The Owl’s Olivia Paull knows that her home is the place to be with its gorgeous scenery, national monuments and squabbling politicians. So how did a Hollywood blockbuster film like ‘Blacklight’ completely and utterly let her down, portraying Canberra’s streets as the world of car chases and lacking any originality?Continue reading‘Blacklight’: the film that failed our city

‘Godzilla vs Kong’: a revelation

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ is the culmination of Legendary’s attempt to bring together their two Monsterverse headliners. In an era of superhero movie supremacy, it is ironic that ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ is the closest thing to a truly old-school comic book crossover in years.Continue reading‘Godzilla vs Kong’: a revelation

My name is Erielle and I did not like ‘The Little Mermaid’

My name is Erielle and I did not like The Little Mermaid. As a kid, I remember cringing at the thought of the 1989 film. But as an adult I have come to love it, memorising and singing all the songs.

Thinking back, I was always annoyed at the villains in the movie but also Sebastian’s nagging and the Prince’s oblivion. Each day I would meet someone new, the film would almost always come up. “Oh Erielle, like The Little Mermaid?!”. “Yes”, I say. And that conversation repeated itself many, many times over the course of my life.Continue readingMy name is Erielle and I did not like ‘The Little Mermaid’

Review of Dear Evan Hansen: How feeling bad isn’t always a bad thing

The 2021 feature film Dear Evan Hansen had big shoes to fill following the success of the Broadway musical. It was criticised for making viewers feel uncomfortable and for trivialising important issues, which is a complete misinterpretation of the film and its purposes. Just because topics and characters make you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean that they are not worth portraying.

Content warning: this review discusses suicide and mental ill-health. Continue readingReview of Dear Evan Hansen: How feeling bad isn’t always a bad thing

‘Maiden’: The must-see documentary about women who “rocked the boat”

Audiences are transported to 1989 as sailing skipper Tracey Edwards makes history, leading a female crew on the Whitbread Round the World Race.

Defying the critics and pioneering female empowerment, “Maiden” is an uplifting documentary celebrating a story that should be more widely known.

Sailing enthusiast or not this film entertains viewers on an intense voyage across the world’s open ocean while unearthing flaws in the evolving feminist narrative.
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