Disney’s Mulan is a classic animated film from this generation’s childhood. While many movies released in the ’90s have not aged well at all, Mulan truly stands the test of time and remains an empowering feminist film.Continue readingDisney’s Mulan: my feminist icon
If it was possible to turn the experience of completing a jigsaw puzzle into a movie; Knives Out would be it. While watching this 2019 mystery film, the complexity of the plot hooks you in and you’ll become a detective yourself as you try to figure out what happened.Continue reading‘Knives Out’: the mystery film with more twists than a rollercoaster
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 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 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?
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’ 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’, 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’ 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. 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’